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 pair of talented student ensembles representing The Lakewood Music Collective will entertain the crowd with a variety of musical offerings this Friday, July 13, during Week 4 of LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series.

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.

Lakewood Music Collective at Front Porch Concert Series

Week 4 features student ensembles representing The Lakewood Music Collective.

Week 4 of the series is presented by The Lakewood Music Collective, a Lakewood-based music studio owned by Chris Parsons.  The first band, a trio of younger students known as The Collective Perspective, will perform a mix of rock and punk tunes.  This band is comprised of Jonas Evans (guitar), Carson Lowery (bass) and Audrey Stahl (drums).  Mike Abbadini, one of the ensemble coaches, will perform with this band by playing keyboard and singing.

The second band, an adult student group known as Better Late, will perform a mix of soul, funk and pop music.  This band is comprised of Tamara Alibeckoff (drums), George Hancsak (keyboard), Angie Ilg (vocals), Sean Lima (guitar/vocals) and Mike Mackey (bass).

“We are proud to work with LakewoodAlive in bringing music to our community,” said Parsons.  “The Front Porch Concert Series supports local talent while exposing the audience to entertaining and unique acts.  Our student ensembles are excited for the opportunity to perform on the front porch and bring some of their art to the community.  It is amazing that our students will be exposed to performing live in a public setting for the first time on Lakewood Public Library’s front porch.  The event is absolutely a culmination of culture, education and community!”

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 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 | Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center
The Exchange | Lakewood Public Library | Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)

Harmony Sponsors:
City of Lakewood | The Lakewood Music Collective | lion and blue