About the Franco Center

We are Le Centre D’Heritage Franco-Americain. The Franco American Heritage Center 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 FAHC 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

  • Jul
    9

    The Peterson Brothers Band

    Heritage Hall

    Jul 9 - Jul 9

    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Peterson Brothers in Red Format 2015 LRThe Peterson Brothers have solidified their place on the Austin music scene and are becoming recognized across the country as true prodigies with a deep Blues sensibility that belies their years.

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  • Jul
    23

    Club Series with 4play

    Heritage Hall

    Jul 23 - Jul 23

    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    4 Play4PLAY plays a fun, entertaining mix of classic rock, 80’s-90’s and even more recent chart hit covers. The roots of 4PLAY were planted back in 2005 when Peter and Randy met

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  • Aug
    6

    Club Series with the Nikki Hunt Band

    Heritage Hall

    Aug 6 - Aug 6

    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    NikkiHuntThe Nikki Hunt Band is a pop/rock cover band, covering artists, such as , Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen, Sublime, No Doubt, The Doors, U2 and many more.

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  • Nov
    14

    Ed Gabrielsen

    Performance Hall

    Nov 14 - Nov 14

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ed Gabrielsen 2 LRSinger and Chant-master Ed Gabrielsen presents Kirtan call and response devotional singing from the bhakti yoga tradition.  Please come for an evening  of soulful music from the world’s  great wisdom traditions.

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