It’s not easy to combine the nostalgia of classic sounds with the freshness of a modern beat, yet sometimes it proves possible to have the best of both musical worlds. Such will be the case this Friday, July 29, when The Del Rios performs during the fifth 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 12 consecutive Fridays. The series, which aims to foster and sustain Lakewood’s vibrancy while providing a family-friendly summer entertainment option, runs through September 16.
Week 5 features The Del Rios. Founded in Cleveland in 2013, this surf and garage rock band is comprised of Dean Cohen (guitar), Skylar Keffer (bass and vocals), Austin Latare (drums) and Will Robinson (vocals and guitar).
A descendant of an instrumental cover band, The Del Rios now pursues original music with a retro feel but an updated sound. The band strives to provide a modern take on 1960s rock-n-roll, seamlessly blending different musical eras into a unique sound.
“We view the Front Porch Concert Series to be a prestigious gig considering the caliber of the musicians who have been playing there, and the fact that Lakewood audiences are some of the hippest around,” said Cohen. “And that makes it very exciting for us!”
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, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, City of Lakewood, Cox Communications, Discount Drug Mart, Lakewood Public Library, Lion & Blue, Paisley Monkey, Pillars of Lakewood and Vance Music Studios.