Photo by Heidi M. Rolf Design + Photography

View the performance here starting at 7 pm on August 14

Prepare to embark on a creative musical journey when Open Spaces Trio performs this Friday, August 14, during LakewoodAlive’s Virtual Front Porch Concert Series.

Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, the 2020 Front Porch Concert Series features eight musical performances hosted virtually via LakewoodAlive’s Facebook page on Friday evenings at 7 p.m.  The series, which aims to foster Lakewood’s vibrancy while offering a safe, family-friendly entertainment option, runs through August 21.

Week 7 is presented by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and brings to the stage Open Spaces Trio, an Akron-based, experimental ensemble boasting a dynamic musical repertoire that blends elements of jazz, rock and folk to create a unique sound.  The band consists of Brent Hamker (guitar), Matthew DeRubertis (bass) and Holbrook Riles III (drums).

Open Spaces Trio has a reputation for taking songs you may know and creatively reinventing them as a new musical experience.  As the band states on its Facebook page: “Things bend, stretch and open.  Music is a pliable entity.  Take something familiar, let it expand and transform.  Find some open space.”

Now in its 10th year, the popular music series is taking on a different format to ensure health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet LakewoodAlive remains committed to enhancing Lakewood’s sense of community by offering free weekly concerts that families and all music lovers can enjoy.  Visit to learn more.

The Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Symphony Sponsors:
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Lakewood Public Library

Harmony Sponsors:
City of Lakewood
The Exchange
The Lakewood Music Collective
Lion and Blue