The Travis Mills Foundation will team up with the Gendron Franco Center on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. for a special tribute concert and reception to honor Maine’s veterans and learn more about the groups who support and help returning and active Veterans and their families. The event is designed to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain, and to raise awareness for veterans’ organizations in Maine. Performers will include the center’s executive director, Mitch Thomas and other local artists.
Scott Gagne & Cassidy Daniels will take our stage for a local show not to be missed!
Lewiston native Scotty Gagne will return home to the Gendron Franco Center on Friday, June 1. This time, he will be joined on stage by national singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Cassidy Daniels. The duo, now based in Florida, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Hall Clubhouse. The doors and bar will open at 6 p.m. Brett Raio, a 15-year old singer/songwriter from Topsham, will be the opening act at 7 p.m.
Gagne, who plays many solo shows in the Stuart, Florida area, opened for Charlie Daniels at the Balsam Valley Amphitheater. Since teaming up with Cassidy Daniels, they have opened shows around the country for bands such as Thompson Square, Love and Theft, Jamey Johnson, John Michael Montgomery, and Rodney Atkins.
Daniels was born in Asheville, North Carolina into an Army family. She and her family had to relocate 14 times, as her father served 27 years in Special Forces.
“Though it was tough growing up in a military family, I found my solace in music.” said Daniels. Her friends and family quickly discovered that she was a musical prodigy after she wrote her first song on piano, “Beautiful Day” about finding positivity at home when her father was deployed in Iraq. In a few short years, she picked up guitar. She soon began to master her favorite instruments and has written and co-written hundreds of songs with some of Nashville’s top-tier songwriters.
She began performing live, gracing across the U.S. and garnering the attention of the music industry along the way. Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd became one of her first mentors. Daniels has shared the stage with artists such as Hunter Hayes, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Little River Band, Chris Lane, and many more.
Tickets for the show are $8 at the door and can also be purchased at the Box Office in advance. For more information call or visit the Box Office at 46 Cedar Street or 783.1585. Box office hours are Monday thru Friday, from noon to 4 p.m.
The magnificent Gendron Franco Center is handicap accessible and is located on the corner of Cedar and Oxford Streets in the “Little Canada” section of Lewiston, just across the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge from New Auburn.
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