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2018 Front Porch Concert Series

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - September 7 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s not only music. It’s not only art. It’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong.”

Thank you to the musicians, sponsors, concert-goers and volunteers who helped make our 2018 Front Porch Concert Series such a tremendous success and memorable experience!  We appreciate everyone who contributes their time and talents to this Lakewood summertime tradition.

 

LakewoodAlive’s 2018 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds for Free Summertime Entertainment

September 11, 2018

2018 Front Porch Concert SeriesOn a dozen occasions this summer, Downtown Lakewood took on a different persona.  Always a bustling commercial district, the Detroit Avenue corridor now brimmed with family gatherings, dancing children, melodious tunes and a cheerful atmosphere fit for celebrating the weekend’s arrival.

The 2018 Front Porch Concert Series concluded last Friday evening, September 7, when The Light of Day Band performed the 12th and final show on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library.  Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and presented by LakewoodAlive, this popular summer concert series drew approximately 4,000 attendees to Downtown Lakewood for performances held on consecutive Fridays from June 22 through the first week of September.

A staple of Lakewood’s summer since 2010, the Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core, inducing smiles and foot-tapping among guests from all walks of life.  Each week showcased a different style of family-friendly music while Lakewoodites and visitors enjoyed an entertaining evening at an open-air venue.

2018 Front Porch Concert Series

LakewoodAlive’s 2018 Front Porch Concert Series featured 12 free performances. (OyVegh Photography)

The 2018 installment of the Front Porch Concert Series featured many memorable performances and a remarkable variety of musical genres, ranging from rock-n-roll and jazz to folk and swing.  With 12 total performances this summer, the series has now hosted more than 80 concerts since its inception.

“On behalf of LakewoodAlive and Lakewood Public Library, thank you to the musicians, sponsors, concert-goers and volunteers who helped make the 2018 Front Porch Concert Series such a tremendous success,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.  “This series has evolved into a major family entertainment option within our downtown district, creating a Lakewood summer tradition that supports our dedicated mission to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods within our city.”

LakewoodAlive thanks the following talented musicians and bands for performing as part of the 2018 Front Porch Concert Series: Becky Boyd & The Groove Train (Week 1), Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts (Week 2), The Rough & Tumble (Week 3), The Lakewood Music Collective (Week 4), Mimi Arden (Week 5), Drumplay (Week 6), The Corner Store Funk Band (Week 7), FireSide (Week 8), Mr. Eric’s Music (Week 9), Ernie Krivda (Week 10), The Chris Vance Quartet (Week 11) and The Light of Day Band (Week 12).

 

Front Porch Concert Series News
September 11, 2018 – LakewoodAlive’s 2018 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds for Free Summertime Entertainment
September 4, 2018 – The Light of Day Band Culminates 2018 Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, September 7
August 27, 2018 – The Chris Vance Quartet Brings Catchy Jazz Sound to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 31
August 20, 2018 – Renowned Saxophonist Ernie Krivda Brings Trademark Jazz to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 24
August 14, 2018 – Mr. Eric’s Music Brings Children-Focused Performance to Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 17
August 6, 2018 – FireSide to Heat Up LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 10
July 31, 2018 – The Corner Store Funk Band Brings Danceable Grooves to Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 3
July 23, 2018 – Renowned Percussion Group Drumplay Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, July 27
July 17, 2018 – Emerging Indie Rock Band Mimi Arden Comes to Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, July 20
July 9, 2018 – Student Musicians from The Lakewood Music Collective Take Stage at Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, July 13
July 3, 2018 – Talented Folk-Americana Duo The Rough & Tumble Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, July 6
June 25, 2018 – Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts Brings Rocking Blues from Kentucky to Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, June 29
June 12, 2018 – Becky Boyd & The Groove Train Brings Powerful Vocals, Dynamic Sound to Front Porch Concert Series Opener on June 22
June 6, 2018 – 4 Ways to Experience LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series
May 16, 2018 – LakewoodAlive Announces Performers for 2018 Front Porch Concert Series

 

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The 2018 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 Logo
Lakewood Public Library         The Exchange Logo

Harmony Sponsors

City of Lakewood Logo       The Lakewood Music Collective         

 

Details

Start:
June 22 @ 7:00 pm
End:
September 7 @ 7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.LakewoodAlive.org/FrontPorchConcerts

Venue

Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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