LEWISTON – The ever-popular C’est Si Bon Band will play Friday, Feb. 13, at another Soiree Canadienne at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The evening of good old-fashioned toe-tapping music, complete with dancing and food, will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Organized in the mid-1970s to provide music for the first Lewiston Franco-American Festival, L’orchestre C’est Si Bon was named after the café C’est Si Bon, an integral part of that festival. The band became one of the most popular French musical groups in New England and a favorite of the Quebec Winter Carnival for several years. The band performed at all major Franco-American festivals in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and Canada.

Reunited in 2007 as a musical tribute to founder Ray Chouinard, who died in 2006, the C’est Si Bon Band now performs for Franco-American festivals and other events promoting French music and culture.

C’est Si Bon members are keyboardist Nel Meservier, guitarist Mickey Meservier and drummer Gerry Meservier, all of Lewiston; fiddler Don Leblanc of Livermore Falls; and vocalist Aurel Paquette of Saco.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 689-2000. For more information, log on to francoamericanheritage.org.


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