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

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, August 25, during LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series.

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series

Photo by Thor Platter

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 8 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 been offering high-quality private musical instruction for more than a decade.  The studio’s owner, Chris Vance, is a longtime volunteer who helps LakewoodAlive find and secure top local artists to participate in the Front Porch Concert Series.

Under Vance’s guidance, the students comprising the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands create band names, select their own songs and rehearse weekly.  Taking ownership of their projects from start to finish, these students produce music ranging from rock to jazz to a fusion of both genres.

Vance Music Studios Rock Bands

Week 8 brings to the stage the Vance Music Studios Rock Bands.

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