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Gala Celebration with Carrie Newcomer

September 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm


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Postponed to Sept 13

Sophia’s House presents:

Carrie Newcomer in concert with Gary Walter.

Special pre-concert guests – Women With Wings.

Celebrated singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform with pianist Gary Walter on Sunday, April 26 at 3 PM at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston ME.

Women With Wings, a women’s singing circle based in Bangor, will open the afternoon’s celebration. Since 1993, their goal has been “to create safe, sacred space for exploring women’s spirituality through music. Through song, we enhance consciousness of our connection to Mother Earth and express love for all of our Creation”

Newcomer has recorded many solo albums, her most recent is the point of arrival. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and recorded with Alison Krauss and Mary Chapin Carpenter. This is her only Maine show.

In 2003, Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s “I Should’ve Known Better” on their gold-selling, Grammy-winning album “This Side.” She is listed as one of “the 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT radio and has been twice named Folk Wax artist and album of the year. Boston’s WUMB radio station included her on their list of the Top Most Influential Artists of the past 25 years. Her 2017 PBS special, “An Evening with Carrie Newcomer,” has played 200 markets across the USA. She has also written two books of poetry and essays.

Over the course of her career, in addition to her music, Newcomer has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. She was featured on Krista Tippett’s NPR show “On Being” and has received numerous awards not only for her music but also her related charitable activities.

In 2015, “Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good,” Newcomer’s collaboration with the Quaker author Parker J. Palmer was filmed for public television. She also collaborated with acclaimed neuro-scientist and author, Jill Bolte Taylor, in presenting “Transformative Stories.”

The concert gala celebrates the opening of Sophia’s House, a new residential community in Lewiston for women who are survivors of trafficking/exploitation, and who may have also experienced addiction and/or incarceration. This concert benefits Sophia’s House, and its’ parent organization, the Center for Wisdom’s Women, both in Lewiston. Concert goers are invited to bring hygiene products such as soap and shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and deodorant for residents and women in the community. Full size, basic, unopened containers only please.

Doors open at 2 PM and the celebration begins at 2:30.  Advance Tickets: $25, $28 at the door. A Reception will follow the concert and is an additional $25. Sponsorship is offered at $100, and includes special seating and recognition in the program, as well as the reception. This concert is expected to sell out, so please order your tickets early.

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To sponsor this event, please call (207) 319-0342.



September 13, 2020
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Gendron Franco Center
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