About the Franco Center

We are the Franco Center – Central Maine’s premier performance and event center. The Franco Center is in Lewiston, ME, USA. We believe history and heritage are action verbs, just like community and neighbor. We practice these by engaging members of our community young and old to share their experiences and traditions, so we might all benefit from them.

We’re a performing arts organization that celebrates our Franco-American Heritage; a legacy handed to us by generations of our brave ancestors who relocated here from France, from Quebec, and from all across the globe. We present the best in symphonic music, solo instrumentalists, chorales and choirs, and contemporary music. We have a wildly successful theme night series, as well as more informal nightclub performances.

Founded in the year 2000, the Franco Center is a 501©3 non profit organization governed by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors. Twenty five percent (25%) of all programming is of a French nature in order to preserve and keep the rich culture, traditions, music, cuisine, language and heritage alive and to celebrate the “Joie de Vivre” spirit of the Franco-Americans.

Upcoming Performances

  • Dec
    4

    Just Us in Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 4 - Dec 4

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    anothergoodone-2The “Just Us” entertainers will be presenting their 16th annual and final “Just Us” Family Christmas Show at the L/A’s Gendron Franco Center. The group first performed at the Center in the summer of 2000 to raise funds for the then Festival de Joie.

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  • Dec
    10

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Dec 10 - Dec 10

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Music SocietyMaine Music Society presents A Heritage Christmas

    A Heritage Christmas performed by the Maine Music Society Chorale has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the L/A area, and is certainly a highlight of the concert season. This year the Chorale will focus on Christmas music from the United States with beautiful arrangements of holiday favorites such as White Christmas,

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  • Dec
    11

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Dec 11 - Dec 11

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Maine Music SocietyMaine Music Society presents A Heritage Christmas

    A Heritage Christmas performed by the Maine Music Society Chorale has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the L/A area, and is certainly a highlight of the concert season. This year the Chorale will focus on Christmas music from the United States with beautiful arrangements of holiday favorites such as White Christmas,

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  • Dec
    13

    Lewiston High School Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 13 - Dec 13

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lewiston High School vocal ensembles, under the direction of Darren Avery, will appear on the Franco Center stage.

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  • Dec
    14

    Edward Little High School Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 14 - Dec 14

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Auburn’s Edward Little High School vocal ensembles and band will perform on the Franco Center stage.elhs-groups-at-franco

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