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2018 Front Porch Concert Series

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - September 7 @ 7:00 pm


2018 LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series“It’s not only music. It’s not only art. It’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong.”
– Jared Leto, singer/actor/songwriter

It won’t be long before live music floods Downtown Lakewood, echoing through neighborhood streets and beckoning families and concert-goers alike to the heart of the city.

LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series returns to the front steps of Lakewood Public Library for 12 consecutive Friday evenings (7 to 9 p.m.) starting June 22.  Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, this popular summer series features a wide array of free, live music in a welcoming downtown environment.

2017 Front Porch Concert Series

An aerial view of the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series (Azure Imaging)

The 2018 edition of the Front Porch Concert Series will offer something for every musical taste.  From folk to rock to jazz, each weekly concert remains family-friendly while delving into diverse musical genres.  Like a crowd-pleasing encore performance, this Lakewood summer tradition is sure to delight its audience.

The concert series kicks off June 22 with the return of crowd favorite Becky Boyd & The Groove Train.  Boyd, a renowned vocalist, and her band offered an exhilarating performance last summer by performing a dynamic set list that spanned blues to jazz to classic rock.

The remainder of the schedule features reunions with popular past performers like Ernie Krivda and FireSide, as well as a variety of exciting newcomers to the Front Porch Concert Series.  A children’s concert will be held on August 17, and the 2018 series concludes with a performance on September 7 by The Light Of Day Band, an energetic five-part group known to fill a dance floor.

Now in its ninth year, the popular Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core, drawing several thousand attendees annually.  Concert-goers are encouraged to bring family, friends, snacks, blankets and chairs.  In the event of inclement weather, the affected concert will be moved inside Lakewood Public Library.


2018 Front Porch Concert Series Schedule
(All concerts start at 7 p.m. on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library)

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Serie

The 2018 Front Porch Concert Series features live music for 12 consecutive Fridays. (Alex Belisle Photography)


6.22.18:          Becky Boyd & The Groove Train
6.29.18:          Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts


7. 6. 18:           The Rough & Tumble
7.13.18:           The Lakewood Music Collective
7.20.18:           Mimi Arden
7.27.18:           Drumplay


8. 3. 18:           The Corner Store Funk Band
8.10.18:           FireSide
8.17.18:           Mr. Eric’s Music (children’s concert)
8.24.18:           Ernie Krivda
8. 31.18:          The Chris Vance Quartet


9. 7.18:            The Light Of Day Band


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Front Porch Concert Series News
June 12, 2018 – Becky Boyd & The Groove Train Brings Powerful Vocals, Dynamic Sound to Front Porch Concert Series Opener on June 22
June 6, 2018 – 4 Ways to Experience LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series
May 16, 2018 – LakewoodAlive Announces Performers for 2018 Front Porch Concert Series


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The 2018 Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Encore Sponsors

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture       Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Logo
Lakewood Public Library         The Exchange Logo

Harmony Sponsors

City of Lakewood Logo       The Lakewood Music Collective         



June 22 @ 7:00 pm
September 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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