LEWISTON — The Franco Center is set to present a luncheon with live musical entertainment at its quarterly La Rencontre luncheon Thursday, March 7, at 46 Cedar St.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for socializing. A pot roast lunch with a dessert, will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a performance by musician Denny Breau.

La Rencontre will feature a luncheon followed by musician Denny Breau on Thursday, March 7, at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tickets cost $17 per person and include lunch and concert. To buy tickets, visit francocenter.org or call 207-689-2000. Franco Center photo

Diverse cultures, performing arts, and languages come together at the Franco Center during La Rencontre (the gathering). Traditionally, in Franco culture, big celebratory meals included live music provided by members of the family and their neighbors. Many families made sure their youth each learned to play an instrument to entertain at such gatherings — and so, accordingly, the Franco Center invites local musicians to provide live music for its guests, according to a news release from Denise Scammon with the center.

Breau started playing guitar when he was 9 years old and was performing professionally by his early teens. During more than 30 years as a full-time musician, he has performed with many well-known artists.

Tickets cost $17 and include the meal and entertainment.

La Rencontre series is sponsored by FACE Foundation, TV5 Monde, and the Quebec Delegation Boston.

Tickets must be purchased by noon Monday, March 4, to help plan the number of meals to prepare. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets, call 207-689-2000 or visit the box office between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or visit francocenter.org.


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