As with all performance venues, the current global pandemic put a halt to live shows at the Franklin Opera House until a safe way to welcome audiences and performers could be found. After a seven-month hiatus, the Opera House reopened in October with limited live seating, plus a simultaneous live-stream online.
The entertainment continues with the next show, on Saturday, November 14: the Don Campbell Band, presenting a special evening celebrating the music of Dan Fogelberg, along with Don’s own music.
Officially endorsed in April of 2014 by the Fogelberg Association of Peoria, he and bandmates tour the country performing “An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music.” Just after its release, Don’s Double CD, “Kites to Fly – Celebrating the Music of Dan Fogelberg,” was nominated for a prestigious Independent Music Award.
Don has a unique and uncanny ability to sing comfortably in the tenor range of Vince Gill, Chris Isaak, or Dan Fogelberg and go easily into the sub-bass vocal range of country greats Josh Turner and Johnny Cash. Don Campbell’s music resides in the home of “American crossover” akin to the Eagles and John Cougar Mellencamp.
Don won a $50,000 Grand Prize at Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry with his original music; a Grand Prize custom Gibson Les Paul guitar from Jim Beam’s Back Room Band Search; and he’s a six-time winner of the title, “Maine’s Best Singer-Songwriter” from the Maine Sunday Telegram’s annual Reader’s Poll.
Tickets for the in-person, 7:30 PM show, with automatically socially distanced seating, are $18 to $20 in advance. If tickets are still available on the day of the show, they’ll be $25 at the door.
Or you can watch online for $17. The live online performance will be accessible for replay up to 48 hours after the show. Visit FranklinOperaHouse.org for ticket purchase options.
Franklin Opera House, Inc. is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to presenting community-oriented performing arts on the restored historic stage located inside Franklin City Hall at 316 Central Street in Franklin.