James Taylor tribute artist coming to Franco Center

  • Date: October 13, 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Location: Franco Center, Lewiston

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PHOTO CAPTION: Bill Griese will bring the sounds of his Sweet Baby James tribute music to the Franco Center Oct. 13. The venue is at 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Tickets can be purchased at 207-689-2000 and www.francocenter.org/shows. 

James Taylor tribute artist coming October 13 to Franco Center 

LEWISTON—Known as “America’s #1 James Taylor tribute artist,” Bill Griese will perform his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Franco Center. “Join other James Taylor fans for the timeless music of the six-time Grammy winner, with a performance that needs to be heard,” said Jake Hodgkin, Franco Center production manager. 

Not your typical tribute band fare, Griese brings the songs and stories of Taylor in a refreshingly authentic way, using only his spot-on vocals and skillful guitar playing. It’s a natural and respectful homage to an American original. Whether you’re a lifelong or casual JT fan, this show is one not-to-miss, said Hodgkin. 

Audience reviews include: “Close my eyes and it’s JT,” “The next best thing to James himself,” and “Like having James Taylor in your living room!” Walking Man Productions presents the ultimate James Taylor experience, with favorites like “Fire & Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Shower the People,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Steamroller,” and more, at the Franco Center. Included in the show are hidden gems for a truly Taylor-made show honoring one of America’s greatest troubadours.  

Support for this concert comes from Maple Way Dental Care, Bennett Radio Group, Sun Journal, Turner Publishing, and Uncle Andy’s Digest, according to Franco Center staff. 

Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.francocenter.org/shows 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.  

Tier 1 tickets in advance are $30 and at the door: $35. 

Tier 2 tickets in advance are $25 and at the door: $30. 

Watch and listen to Sweet Baby James musical videos on Griese’s website at https://sweetbabyjamesofficial.com/videos 

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. 



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46 Cedar Street
Lewiston  ME  04240 

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