Popular Live Music Program Returns for 11 Weeks Starting July 7

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 Front Porch Concert Series

LakewoodAlive announces the diverse and talented lineup of musical performers for the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James.  See the schedule below for weekly performers comprising the popular live music program, which takes place each Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. from July 7 through Sept. 15 on the front porch of Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue).

Like a crowd-pleasing encore performance, this summer series is sure to delight its audience, as it features a wide array of free, live music for 11 consecutive Fridays.  Cleveland-based reggae sensation Carlos Jones kicks off the series with his catchy island vibes that will heat up the summer evening on Friday, July 7.

The 2017 edition of this summer series offers something for every musical taste.  From folk to rock to Ernie Krivda’s trademark jazz, each weekly concert remains family-friendly while delving into diverse musical genres.  Attendees are encouraged to bring family, friends, snacks, blankets and chairs.  In the event of inclement weather, the affected concert will be moved into the library.

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

Photo by Alex Belisle / Faces of Lakewood, Ohio

Now in its seventh 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.

“We are excited to unveil the performers for our 2017 Front Porch Concert Series,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.  “This series has evolved into a major family entertainment option within our downtown district, creating a Lakewood summer tradition that supports our ongoing mission to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods within our city.”

2017 Front Porch Concert Series Schedule 

(All concerts start at 7 p.m. on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library)


LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

Photo by Alex Belisle / Faces of Lakewood, Ohio

7. 7. 17:     Carlos Jones
7.14.17:     Cats on Holiday
7.21.17:     Diana Chittester
7.28.17:     The Chris Vance Trio



8. 4. 17:     Revolution Brass Band
8.11.17:     Red Light Roxy
8.18.17:     Becky Boyd & The Groove Train
8.25.17:     Vance Music Studios Rock Band


9. 1.17:       Ernie Krivda
9. 8.17:       The Havana Nights Orchestra
9.15.17:      Rock On Band featuring Nance Sias (Kids Concert)

For more information regarding the 2017 Front Porch Concert Series, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/FrontPorchConcerts.

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

Title Sponsor:
Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Encore Sponsors:
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Lakewood Public Library

Harmony Sponsors:
City of Lakewood
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood
Cox Communications
Lion and Blue
Vance Music Studios