Live music starts at 7 p.m. from the front porch of Lakewood Public Library

Sometimes less is more.  That’s certainly the case when Lakewood resident Diana Chittester takes the stage at LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 21, standing alone for an energetic solo performance that’s sure to delight the crowd.

Diana Chittester LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

Singer-songwriter Diana Chittester

Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, the Front Porch Concert Series features free, live music on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue) in Downtown Lakewood from 7 to 9 p.m. for 11 consecutive Fridays.  The series, which aims to foster Lakewood’s vibrancy while providing a family-friendly summer entertainment option, runs through September 15.

Week 3 features singer-songwriter Diana Chittester, a Pennsylvanian-turned-Lakewoodite who’s renowned both for her vocals and her energetic acoustic guitar-playing.  Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, while blending intelligent lyrics and storytelling that engages the audience.

Since getting her start at the Winchester Music Hall in Birdtown in 2008, Diana has recorded multiple albums and regularly performs locally and regionally at venues and festivals.  Earlier this year she completed a 10-city tour with Canadian songwriter Royal Wood.  When not working on her upcoming album or performing, Diana also teaches educational workshops at schools and festivals.

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

Photo by Alex Belisle/Faces of Lakewood

Now in its seventh year, LakewoodAlive’s 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.  Visit for more information.

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