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Front Porch Concert Series
July 7 @ 7:00 pm - September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Thank you to the musicians, sponsors, concert-goers and volunteers who helped make the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series a tremendous success! We look forward to hosting the 2018 Front Porch Concert Series from July 6 through September 14, 2018 at Lakewood Public Library in Downtown Lakewood!
LakewoodAlive’s 2017 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds, Elicits Smiles in Downtown Lakewood
September 18, 2017
On 11 occasions this summer, Downtown Lakewood took on a different persona. Always a bustling commercial district, the Detroit Avenue corridor now brimmed with family gatherings, dancing children, melodious tunes and a cheerful atmosphere fit for celebrating the weekend’s arrival.
The 2017 Front Porch Concert Series concluded last Friday evening, September 15, when Rock On Band featuring Nance Sias performed the 11th and final show on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library. Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and presented by LakewoodAlive, this popular summer concert series drew approximately 4,000 attendees to Downtown Lakewood for performances held on consecutive Fridays from July 7 through Sept. 15.
A staple of Lakewood’s summer since 2011, the Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core, inducing smiles and foot-tapping among guests from all walks of life. Each week showcased a different style of family-friendly music while Lakewoodites and visitors enjoyed an entertaining evening at an open-air venue.
The 2017 installment of the Front Porch Concert Series featured fabulous weather and an incredible variety of musical genres ranging from rock-n-roll and jazz to reggae and swing. With 11 total performances this summer, the series has now hosted nearly 70 concerts since its inception.
“On behalf of LakewoodAlive and Lakewood Public Library, thank you to the musicians, sponsors, concert-goers and volunteers who helped make the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series such a tremendous success,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive. “Like a catchy song stuck in your head, the concert series kept us wanting to hear more, and furthered our mission to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.”
LakewoodAlive thanks the following talented musicians and bands for performing as part of the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series: Carlos Jones (week 1), Cats on Holiday (week 2), Diana Chittester (week 3), The Chris Vance Trio (week 4), Revolution Brass Band (week 5), Red Light Roxy (week 6), Becky Boyd & The Groove Train (week 7), Vance Music Studios Rock Bands (week 8), Ernie Krivda (week 9), The Havana Nights Orchestra (week 10), Rock On Band featuring Nance Sias (week 11).
Front Porch Concert Series News
September 18 – LakewoodAlive’s 2017 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds, Elicits Smiles in Downtown Lakewood
September 11 – Children’s Concert to Culminate 2017 Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, Sept. 15
September 5 – The Havana Nights Orchestra to Heat Up Late Summer Night During Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, Sept. 8
August 28 – Renowned Saxophonist Ernie Krivda Brings Trademark Jazz to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, Sept. 1
August 21 – Vance Music Studios Rock Bands Take Stage at Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 25
August 14 – Becky Boyd & The Groove Train Brings Powerful Vocals, Dynamic Sound to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 18
August 7 – Red Light Roxy Brings Authentic Swingin’ Jazz and Blues to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 11
July 31 – Energetic Ensemble Revolution Brass Band Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 4
July 24 – Chris Vance Trio Brings Catchy Jazz Sound to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 28
July 17 – Renowned Singer-Songwriter Diana Chittester Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 21
July 10 – Fun-Loving Band Cats on Holiday Brings Uniqueness, Energy to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 14
July 5 – Carlos Jones Concert, Summer Meltdown Highlight Big Weekend in Downtown Lakewood
June 28 – Reggae Star Carlos Jones Kicks Off 2017 Front Porch Concert Series on July 7
June 15 – 4 Ways to Experience LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series
May 25 – LakewoodAlive Announces Performers for 2017 Front Porch Concert Series