LEWISTON — On Saturday, May 7, many Maine musicians and humorists will convene at the Franco-American Heritage Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Auburn native Tom Rowe.

The seventh annual “Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song” concert, benefiting the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 Rowe, who died in January 2004, was a founding member of the 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.

 This year’s concert will also feature Rowe’s former Schooner Fare partners, Chuck and Steve Romanoff; The Squid Jiggers; and Wicked Good Band. The show will be emceed by Robert Skoglund, better known as The Humble Farmer.

 “It’s going to be such a treat to have the Wicked Good Band joining us this year. My dad loved Maine humor and nobody does it better than our friends in the WGB. I so look forward to this show every year,” said Rowe.

 “Getting together with old friends and making music is one of my life’s joys, something I was lucky to share with my dad,” he added.

 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. JMMF seeks to assist those who have little chance of finding help through larger agencies, or whose situation requires immediate attention.

 Tickets are $30 for premium seating, $15/$20 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased through L/A Arts by calling 782-7228 or at www.laarts.org. The Franco center is at 46 Oxford St.


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