Schooner Fare will perform at Riverfront Feb. 3. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Riverfront – Franco Center is located in the former St. Mary’s Church at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston. Submitted photo

Brothers Chuck and Steve Romanoff begin their 48th year as Schooner Fare with return engagements to some of the most venerable venues for folk and acoustic music including a performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Riverfront Performing Arts and Events at the Franco Center in Lewiston. They will perform in a lively concert for folks of all ages, singing such signature original songs as “Portland Town,” “Day of the Clipper,” “We the People,” and “Scuttlebutt” with high spirits and their unique brand of Maine’s Down East humor.

Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for their captivating harmonies and winning stage presence. Their 15 albums include traditional songs of North America, Ireland, and Britain. Their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, as well as topical songs, country ballads, and maritime masterpieces have made their name synonymous with the “Down East” style.

Consummate entertainers, Chuck and Steve combine their talents on six-string guitar, 12-string guitar, and banjo to craft their distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements. Schooner Fare’s 15 albums receive regular radio-play on four continents and world-wide on satellite radio. They have performed their original songs with The Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra and their music has been recorded and performed by artists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Ireland, and Australia such as Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, The Fureys, and Glenn Yarbrough of The Limeliters, among dozens of other international artists.

“There isn’t a bad view from any of the seats in Performance Hall,” said Jake Hodgkin, Riverfront production manager.

Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m. Tier 1 tickets (nearer to stage) are $30 in advance and $35 at the door day of show. Tier 2 tickets (further away from stage) are $15 in advance and $20 at the door day of show.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 207-689-2000, or in person at the box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Riverfront – Franco Center is located at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln St. Alley side.

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