Schooner Fare entertaining on Riverfront stage Feb. 3, 2023
February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15 – $35
PHOTO CAPTION INFO: Schooner Fare will perform at Riverfront Feb. 3. A new tiered ticket price is available for this concert. Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Riverfront – Franco Center is located in the former St. Mary’s Church at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston.
Schooner Fare entertaining on Riverfront stage Feb. 3
LEWISTON—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 Riverfront Performing Arts and Events at the Franco Center. 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. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.
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 has recorded with the Makem & Spain Bros. on their CD Sessions Vol. 1 that includes cuts by Noel Stookey, Tom Paxton, Roger McGuinn, David Mallett, Bill Staines, Jonathan Edwards, and Gordon Bok.
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 (IRE), Tommy Makem (IRE), The Fureys (IRE) Glenn Yarbrough of The Limeliters (US), among dozens of other international artists.
Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m. Tier 1 tickets (closer 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. “There isn’t a bad view from any of the seats in Performance Hall,” said Jake Hodgkin, Riverfront production manager.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.francocenter.org, 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 at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln St. Alley side.
Thank you to our show sponsor Hebert Construction!