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2019 Front Porch Concert Series

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - August 30 @ 7:00 pm

LakewoodAlive's Front Porch Concert Series

“It’s not only music. It’s not only art. It’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong.” – Jared Leto, singer/actor/songwriter

Front Porch Concert Series LogoLakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series returns to the front steps of Lakewood Public Library for 10 consecutive Friday evenings (7 to 9 p.m.) starting June 28.  Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, this popular summer series features a wide array of free, live music in a welcoming downtown environment.

The 2019 edition of the Front Porch Concert Series will offer something for every musical taste.  From rock to jazz to cover bands, each weekly concert remains family-friendly while delving into diverse musical genres.  Like a crowd-pleasing encore performance, this Lakewood summer tradition is sure to delight its audience.

The concert series kicks off June 28 with a performance by The Pocket, a fun-loving band that will get the crowd grooving with a funk-fusion sound blending elements of jazz, funk and soul.  This talented group is led by Chris Vance, a Lakewoodite musician who has been instrumental in developing the Front Porch Concert Series into a marquee summer event.

2019 Front Porch Concert Series

The 2019 Front Porch Concert Series offers free, live music for 10 consecutive Friday evenings.

The remainder of the schedule features a variety of exciting newcomers to the Front Porch Concert Series, such as the Robin Blake Sound Experiment (“wholesome beats and spontaneous grooves”), The George Martins (a Beatles cover band) and Rey Citron Latin Jazz, as well as reunions with popular past performers like Revolution Brass Band, Diana Chittester, Cats on Holiday and Drumplay.  A children’s concert will be held on July 26, and August 16 features a performance by the LMC Student Ensembles, the skillful musicians representing The Lakewood Music Collective.

 

2019 Front Porch Concert Series Schedule
(All concerts start at 7 p.m. on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library)

June
6.28.19:  The Pocket (genres: funk fusion, jazz and soul)
Presenting Sponsor: Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Front Porch Concert Series

The front steps of Lakewood Public Library serve as the venue for the Front Porch Concert Series.

July
7. 5. 19:  Robin Blake Sound Experiment (genres: funk, hip hop and urban contemporary)
Presenting Sponsor: The Exchange
7. 12.19: Revolution Brass Band (genres: jazz, funk, soul and R&B)
Presenting Sponsor: Play Grounds Café
7.19.19:  Diana Chittester (genres: folk, acoustic and rock)
Presenting Sponsor: Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)
7.26.19:  Mr. Eric’s Music (children’s concert)
Presenting Sponsor: Lakewood Public Library

August
8.  2.19:  The George Martins (genre: Beatles cover band)
Presenting Sponsor: Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James
8.  9.19:  Cats on Holiday (genres: blues, rock and Swamp Pop)
Presenting Sponsor: Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)
8. 16.19:  LMC Student Ensembles (genres: rock, funk, pop and punk)
Presenting Sponsor: The Exchange
8. 23.19:  Drumplay (genres: percussion, jazz and folk)
Presenting Sponsor: Lion and Blue
8. 30.19:  Rey Citron Latin Jazz (genres: jazz, Cuban, rhythmic dance)
Presenting Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center

 

Now in its ninth year, the popular Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core, drawing several thousand attendees annually.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring family, friends, snacks, blankets and chairs.  In the event of inclement weather, the affected concert will be moved inside Lakewood Public Library.

Front Porch Concert Series News
July 16, 2019 – Renowned Singer-Songwriter Diana Chittester Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 19
July 8, 2019 – Revolution Brass Band Marches into Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 12
July 1, 2019 – The Robin Blake Sound Experiment Brings Fresh Grooves to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, July 5
June 18, 2019 – The Pocket Brings Dynamic Funk-Fusion Sound to 2019 Front Porch Concert Series Opener on June 28
June 12, 2019 – Four Ways to Experience LakewoodAlive’s 2019 Front Porch Concert Series
May 2, 2019 – LakewoodAlive Announces Performers for 2019 Front Porch Concert Series

 

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The 2019 Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Symphony Sponsors

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture           Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Logo

    The Exchange Logo

Lakewood Public Library           NOPEC Logo

 

Harmony Sponsors

City of Lakewood Logo          The Lakewood Music Collective                 Play Grounds Cafe Logo

 

Details

Start:
June 28 @ 7:00 pm
End:
August 30 @ 7:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.LakewoodAlive.org/FrontPorchConcerts

Venue

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