LEWISTON — Lewiston native Scotty Gagne will return home to the Gendron Franco Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Heritage Hall Clubhouse. This time, he will be joined on stage by national singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Cassidy Daniels. 

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, across the U.S. and garnering the attention of the music industry along the way.  Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd was 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.

FMI, tickets: FracoCenter.org, 46 Cedar Street, 207-783-1585. 

National touring artist Cassidy Daniels and Lewiston native Scotty Gagne, will perform at the Gendron Franco Center on June 1.


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