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Musical artist Josée Vachon will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston.

She shares her Franco American joie de vivre–her “joy of living as a Franco American” through her music. Born in Quebec and raised in Maine, Vachon has been sharing her FrancoAmerican upbringing for over 40 years, through traditional and contemporary folksongs from Quebec and Acadia, as well as her own compositions.    

“Lewiston is a special place for me, just because of the strong support I received from fans at the very beginning of my career,” said Vachon in a news release from the Center. “I love coming back and having a chance to reconnect with many fans and friends!” 

Though she often entertained at her family gatherings, she began singing publicly with the support of the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine, where she discovered others who shared the same rich heritage. She quickly gained recognition as a Franco American voice through her first performances at state festivals in Lewiston and Madawaska and at schools and parish soirées.    

She has a dozen solo recordings to her credit and continues to perform and record the music that best represents her love of Franco American culture.    

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door day of show; doors open at 1 p.m.

For tickets visit, call 207-689-2000, or stop by the box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  


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