The Don Campbell Band will perform its Christmas Concert on the stage in the Franco Center’s beautiful Performance Hall. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.
Don Campbell‘s Christmas show is a family-friendly event for all ages with favorite holiday classics and many of Campbell’s own heartfelt original creations. For example, no song better captures the sweet nostalgia of the holiday season than Campbell’s original “Christmas Lights.” The song gently walks through memories of Christmases past and reminds listeners that sometimes these holiday memories and traditions can be timeless, if we continue to celebrate them with joy every year. “Snow at Arlington” is an homage to a holiday season where soldiers won’t be going home to their families, and instead are laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. This song and its message has become an anthem for Wreaths Across America, the organization that donates hundreds of thousands of handmade holiday wreaths every year to be placed around soldiers’ graves at Arlington National Cemetery, and all across the country. “Giving Man” is a song about the true meaning of Christmas, drawn from an experience in Campbell’s own life as a volunteer gift wrapper for charity. The spirit of giving around the holidays can move all of us in small, but powerful ways, according to a press release. Doors open an hour before the show for the cash bar which will also be available during intermission. Doors open for seating half hour before show time. Support for this Christmas event comes from Mechanics Savings Bank/Maine Community Bank, Maple Way Dental Care, Bennett Radio Group, Sun Journal, Turner Publishing, and Uncle Andy’s Digest.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door day of show and can be purchased online at www.francocenter.org or by phone at 207-689-2000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at our box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The 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.