For those about to rock, here’s your chance to salute them. A collection of talented, young musicians comprising the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands will entertain the crowd with rock-n-roll and jazz music this Friday, July 15, during the third 2016 installment of LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series.
Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, the Front Porch Concert Series features free, live music on the front porch of Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue) in Downtown Lakewood for 11 consecutive Fridays. The series, which aims to foster and sustain Lakewood’s vibrancy while providing a family-friendly summer entertainment option, runs through September 9.
Week 3 of the series brings to the stage the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands. The concert will consist of several student rock bands comprised of young people aged 12 to 18 from Vance Music Studios, a Lakewood-based studio that’s offered high-quality private musical instruction for more than a decade.
In a situation that draws similarities to the popular comedy film “School of Rock,” these student rock bands create a band name, select their own songs and rehearse weekly. Their music ranges from rock to jazz to a fusion of both genres. The tentative lineup for Friday evening consists of the following bands:
The Land Sharks
The Deep Fried Atomic Lemons
Wall of Sound
“Our student bands take ownership of their music from start to finish, and it’s really exciting for them to be able to perform what they’ve created,” said Christopher Vance, Owner of Vance Music Studios.
Now in its sixth 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. Each week showcases a different style of music while Lakewoodites and visitors enjoy an entertaining evening at an open-air venue. Attendees are encouraged to bring family, friends, snacks, blankets and chairs.
The Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors: Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, City of Lakewood, Cox Communications, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Discount Drug Mart, Lakewood Public Library, Lion & Blue, Paisley Monkey, Pillars of Lakewood and Vance Music Studios.