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

LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series is always kid-friendly, but this is especially the case this Friday, August 17, when Mr. Eric’s Music takes the stage for a special concert geared towards children.

Mr. Eric's Music

Eric Ahlteen brings his children-focused act to the Front Porch Concert Series this Friday. (Photo by Mr. Eric’s Music)

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 9 of the series is presented by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center and features Mr. Eric’s Music, a longtime musician who will perform a fun and interactive music program catering to children.  Mr. Eric’s acoustic-style songs will be geared towards kids and young attendees will have an opportunity to contribute to the vocals.

Eric Ahlteen is a father of three who regularly played music with his kids as they were growing up, and who opened a café in Powell, Ohio, where he produced weekly music shows with children.  He often cites the numerous benefits associated with exposing children to music education, including boosting brain power, improving memory, teaching discipline and providing an avenue for individual expression.

Mr. Eric's Music

Week 9 of the Front Porch Concert Series features music geared towards kids. (Photo by Mr. Eric’s Music)

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