LEWISTON – On Saturday, May 10, the Franco-American Heritage Center will come alive with the legacy of Maine folk musician Tom Rowe. That’s when the fourth annual Remembering Tom Rowe, A Celebration in Song concert benefiting the Maine Cancer Foundation will be held, beginning at 7:30.

An Auburn native, Rowe was a founding member of the acclaimed folk trio Schooner Fare. He died in January 2004 as a result of complications of throat cancer, leaving behind an incredible wealth of music.

The May 10 concert promises to be an evening filled with music and remembrances, bringing together Rowe’s fellow Schooner Fare musicians, Chuck and Steve Romanoff; Rowe’s son, Dave of the Dave Rowe Trio; legendary musician Denny Breau, who played with Tom and Dave Rowe in the Turkey Hollow trio and has won numerous awards from the Maine Country Music Association; Phil House, who has been organist at various churches over the past 45 years, 20 of those years at the First Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist, of Auburn; popular humorist Tim Sample; and The Humble Farmer, Robert Skoglund, as emcee.

“We are so excited about these stellar and popular Maine acts sharing the stage,” said Dave Rowe. “I decided to put together a show that my dad would have loved. Although he was best known for folk music, he loved all kinds of music and was friends with all kinds of musicians. If my dad had owned an iPod, it would have sounded a lot like this concert is going to. And now the addition of some Maine humor … that’s Ahhht with a capital A-R-T!”

All proceeds will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to funding Maine-based cancer research. Since 1976, the foundation has supported science-based cancer research, education and patient support programs throughout the state. For more information, visit www.mainecancer.org or call toll free 1-866-627-2411.

The Franco-American Heritage Center is at 46 Cedar St. Seating is limited. Tickets are $27 for premium seating and $20/$17 for general admission. They may be purchased by calling L/A Arts at 782-7228 or logging on to www.laarts.org.



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