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2019 Front Porch Concert Series
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - August 30 @ 7:00 pm
On behalf of LakewoodAlive and Lakewood Public Library, thank you to the musicians, sponsors, concert-goers and volunteers who helped make the 2019 Front Porch Concert Series such a success for our community!
LakewoodAlive’s 2019 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds for Free Summer Entertainment
September 4, 2019
On 10 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 2019 Front Porch Concert Series concluded last Friday evening, August 30, when Rey Cintron Latin Jazz performed the 10th 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 28 through the end of August.
A staple of Lakewood’s summer since 2011, 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.
The 2019 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. LakewoodAlive thanks Chris Parsons of The Lakewood Music Collective for coordinating the performer lineup in a volunteer capacity. With 10 total performances this summer, the series has now hosted more than 90 concerts since its inception.
LakewoodAlive thanks the following talented musicians and bands for performing as part of the 2019 Front Porch Concert Series: The Pocket (Week 1), Robin Blake Sound Experiment (Week 2), Revolution Brass Band (Week 3), Diana Chittester (Week 4), Mr. Eric’s Music (Week 5), The George Martins (Week 6), Cats On Holiday (Week 7), LMC Student Ensembles (Week 8), Drumplay (Week 9), Rey Cintron Latin Jazz (Week 10).
Front Porch Concert Series News
September 4, 2019 – LakewoodAlive’s 2019 Front Porch Concert Series Draws Crowds for Free Summer Entertainment
August 26, 2019 – Rey Citron Latin Jazz Culminates 2019 Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 30
August 19, 2019 – Renowned Percussion Group Drumplay Takes Stage at Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 23
August 12, 2019 – Student Ensembles from The Lakewood Music Collective Take Stage at Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, August 16
August 5, 2019 – Cats On Holiday are Purring at Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 9
July 29, 2019 – The George Martins to Bring “Beatlemania” to Front Porch Concert Series this Friday, August 2
July 22, 2019 – Mr. Eric’s Music Brings Children-Focused Performance to Front Porch Concert Series This Friday, July 26
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
The 2019 Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors: