BAPA Porch Concerts Are Back!

Enjoy a live outdoor concert in the neighborhood the second Friday of the month, 6–8 p.m., all summer long.

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is home to many talented musicians and even more people who appreciate good music. The BAPA Porch Concert Series brings a variety of engaging performers to front porches throughout our community.

These concerts are absolutely free and open to the public.

Win a Porch Concert Party for Your Block! Here’s How

BAPA’s popular Porch Concert Series is back with a twist—it’s a contest! This year, we divided Beverly/Morgan Park into five sections and will be offering one free porch concert to a block in each area. You can win by having the most BAPA members on your block. 

The Porch Concert Party includes everything you need for a fantastic block party! You’ll get a two-hour live performance that’s absolutely free (though the band appreciates tips!). BAPA will provide tents, tables, a popcorn machine, and more. A food truck and local craft beer will be available for purchase. All you need to bring is a chair! 

How the Challenge Works

  1. Check the map for boundaries, concert dates, and contest deadlines. Each area will have until two weeks before their concert date to get as many neighbors as possible to join BAPA.
  2. Tell your neighbors about the contest. Invite them all to join BAPA. Our new monthly membership is an easy and budget-friendly way to join!  
  3. Follow our Faceboook and Instagram accounts for updates on which blocks are leading! 
  4. BAPA will announce the winner two weeks before the concert date. 

Why a Contest?

We decided to make the Porch Concert series a membership contest because of the incredible response to the concerts last year. We’re  celebrating BAPA’s 75th anniversary and want to engage more families as members so that we can continue supporting our community. Linking the concerts to membership seemed like a perfect fit. The more BAPA members on your block, the greater your chances of winning!  

Contest Deadlines

May 27 is the deadline for North Beverly and the June 10 Porch Concert. Boundaries are 87th to 95th Streets, Western to Beverly Avenue.

June 24 is the deadline for East Beverly for the July 8 Porch Concert. Boundaries are 95th Street to 119th Street, Rock Island Metra tracks to Vincennes Road/Beverly Avenue.

July 29 is the deadline for West Beverly and the Aug. 12 Porch Concert. Boundaries are 99th Street to 119th Street, California Avenue/Rockwell Avenue to Western.

Aug. 26 for Morgan Park for the Sept. 9 Porch Concert. Boundaries are 107th Street to 119th Street, Western to the Rock Island Metra tracks.

Sept. 30 for Central Beverly for the Oct. 14 Porch Concert. Boundaries are 95th Street to 107th Street, Western to the Rock Island Metra tracks.

The September 9th Porch Concert Winner Is . . .

Smith Village—congratulations! Come out and hear Railway Gamblers on Fri., Sept. 9, 6 to 9 p.m., on 112th Place between Western and Oakley avenues, a block shared with Smith Village. This concert includes the delectable Mexican food vendor Barajachera. BAPA Porch Concerts are open to all Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors. Bring chairs and a cooler, and your appetite!

Summer 2022 Lineup

May 13

Ridge Historical Society

10621 S. Seeley Ave.

The Leadfoot Band

June 10

North Beverly

9326 S. Hoyne Ave.

Smiley Tillmon Band

July 8

East Beverly

1600 block of West 104th Street

Pat Egan & the Heavy Hearts

August 12

West Beverly

10600 Block of Fairfield

Rocks Off!

September 9

Morgan Park

Smith Village, on 112th Place between Western and Oakley avenues

Railway Gamblers

October 14

Central Beverly

Block TBD (see contest info)

Beverly Country Club