Live music starts at 7 p.m. from the front porch of Lakewood Public Library
More than 400 miles separate southern Kentucky and the front steps of Lakewood Public Library, but Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts are making this lengthy trek to perform LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 29. Rocking blues music, after all, knows few geographic bounds.
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 12 consecutive Fridays. The series, which aims to foster Lakewood’s vibrancy while providing a family-friendly summer entertainment option, runs through September 7.
Week 2 of the series features Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts, a rocking blues band from Somerset, Kentucky, that also combines elements of soul, Motown, gospel and roots to create a unique sound and true sense of musicianship. The band was a 2017 Josie Award Nominee for Blues Artist of the Year.
Although it’s not easy to classify Lightnin’ Rod Wilson into any single musical genre, his music has been called “Bob Seger Meets Eric Clapton at Muddy Waters’ House”. Over the years this seasoned musician has shared the stage with members of the Allman Brothers, Bob Seger, The Steve Miller Band, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Steppenwolf, Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, The Temptations & Four Tops, among others.
Now in its ninth 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 LakewoodAlive.org/FrontPorchConcerts for more information.
The Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture | Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center
The Exchange | Lakewood Public Library | Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)
City of Lakewood | The Lakewood Music Collective | lion and blue