LEWISTON – The 5th annual Tom Rowe, A Celebration in Song concert, benefiting the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Franco-American Heritage Center at 46 Oxford St.

Rowe was a founding member of nationally acclaimed folk trio Schooner Fare. He also formed Turkey Hollow Consort with his son, Dave, and guitar legend Denny Breau, both of whom will perform at this year’s concert. Rowe died in January, 2004 as a result of complications from throat cancer.

In addition to Rowe and Breau, this year’s concert will feature Rowe’s former Schooner Fare partners, Chuck and Steve Romanoff. Special guests are Maine musician/humorist Kendall Morse and Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, award-winning singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. The event will be emceed by Robert Skoglund, better known as The Humble Farmer.

The Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund is a Maine-based charitable organization, formed in 1983 to honor the memory of one of Schooner Fare’s most ardent supporters.

Tickets are $30 for premium seating and $15/$20 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased through L/A Arts, (207) 782-7228, or by logging on to www.laarts.org.


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