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Louis Morin Benefit Concert features stellar line-up

A concert to benefit former Franco Center Director Louis Morin, who suffered a life-threatening stroke in March, will take place at the Franco Center on Saturday, July 19 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature live performances by several of Maine’s finest bands, including Rustic Overtones, the Grateful Dead tribute band Lazy Lightning, the Phish tribute band Pardon Me Doug, and The Kind. Getting the night started will be local favorite $2 Pistol.

The Franco Center is donating the use of its Heritage Hall for the event and all the bands are performing gratis. Prior to taking the Director’s position at the Franco Center, Morin spent many years working for and with MPBN and has been a lifelong supporter of local music and the arts. He was one of the original members of the bands Lazy Lightning and The Kind.

Special guests for the evening will include Anna Lombard, Oliver Waterman, Jeff Trent, Kevin Ladlow, Larry Plass, Zachary Jellis and Greg Martens. There will also be a silent auction featuring items donated from local businesses. A cash bar will be available.

The event is open to those ages 21-plus. The suggested donation will be $10 at the door. All proceeds from the gate will be donated directly to Morin to help pay expenses during his recovery.

The Franco Center is located at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 783-1585.

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