It won’t be long before live music floods Downtown Lakewood
, echoing through neighborhood streets and beckoning families and concert-goers alike to the heart of the city.
’s Front Porch Concert Series returns to the front steps of Lakewood Public Library
for 12 consecutive Friday evenings (7 to 9 p.m.) starting June 22. Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management
, this popular summer series features a wide array of free, live music in a welcoming downtown environment.
The 2018 edition of the Front Porch Concert Series will offer something for every musical taste. From folk to rock to jazz, 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 22 with the return of crowd favorite Becky Boyd & The Groove Train. Boyd, a renowned vocalist, and her band offered an exhilarating performance last summer by performing a dynamic set list that spanned blues to jazz to classic rock.
The remainder of the schedule features reunions with popular past performers like Ernie Krivda and FireSide, as well as a variety of exciting newcomers to the Front Porch Concert Series. A children’s concert will be held on August 17, and the 2018 series concludes with a performance on September 7 by The Light Of Day Band, an energetic five-part group known to fill a dance floor.
2018 Front Porch Concert Series Schedule
6.22.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Becky Boyd & The Groove Train
6.29.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts
7. 6. 18: Front Porch Concert Series: The Rough & Tumble
7.13.18: Front Porch Concert Series: The Chris Vance Quartet
7.20.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Mimi Arden
7.27.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Drumplay
8. 3. 18: Front Porch Concert Series: The Corner Store Funk Band
8.10.18: Front Porch Concert Series: FireSide
8.17.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Mr. Eric's Music (kid’s concert)
8.24.18: Front Porch Concert Series: Ernie Krivda
8. 31.18: Front Porch Concert Series: The Lakewood Music Collective
9. 7.18: Front Porch Concert Series: The Light Of Day Band
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. Visit LakewoodAlive.org/FrontPorchConcerts
to learn more.
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.
The Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Bentley Wealth Management
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
The Exchange Stores
Lakewood Public Library
Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council — NOPEC
City of Lakewood, Ohio — Municipal Government
The Lakewood Music Collective
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