Kids Concert added to culminate popular summer series on September 16

They’re young, creative and musically talented beyond their years.  The youthful musicians comprising the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands return to Downtown Lakewood this Friday, Aug. 5, to perform during the sixth 2016 installment of LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series.

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

This week features the return of the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands.

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 6 features the return of the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands.  The concert will consist of four 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.

If you have a taste for musical diversity, then this performance shouldn’t be missed.  The bands will offer music ranging across the rock-to-jazz spectrum.  Despite the youth of its members, each band has assumed ownership with creating a name, selecting a musical genre and rehearsing on a weekly basis.  Friday’s concert consists of performances by The Next Generation, Defenestration, Conundrum and the Vance Music Studios Jazz Band.

To celebrate the success of its summer concert series, LakewoodAlive also announces the addition a Kids Concert on Friday, Sept. 16, to conclude the 2016 Front Porch Concert Series.  This special edition concert will be sponsored by Paisley Monkey.  More details will follow in the coming weeks.

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.