Congratulations to the 1600 block of 104th Street in East Beverly! Thanks to the number of households that support BAPA as members, you won this month’s Porch Concert Block Challenge, and you’ll be hosting an amazing live performance by Pat Egan and the Heavy Hearts at the BAPA Porch Concert on Friday July 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
By supporting the organization that serves everyone in our Beverly/Morgan Park community, the residents of East Beverly their families, friends and neighbors from throughout the community will enjoy music by an incredible party with a great band, a local food truck and lots more!
Who’s block will be next?
July 29 is the deadline for West Beverly and the Aug. 12 Porch Concert featuring Rocks Off. Boundaries are 99th Street to 119th Street, California Avenue/Rockwell Avenue to Western. Become a bapa member or renew your membership online at bapa.org/support.
Why a Challenge?
BAPA’s popular outdoor concert series is in high demand from porch owners who want to host, but we can only host one a month. Each concert costs approximately $1,000. Membership donations can be a big help in covering those costs.
The BAPA Porch Concert Block Challenge will base porch selection fair on the blocks where the most residents are current BAPA members in each of five sections of the neighborhood.
“It’s critical that Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors support BAPA,” said Executive Director Mary Jo Viero. “Membership donations from residents are the backbone of BAPA’s operating budget. BAPA works hard to achieve what we do on a limited budget. With the support of our community, we can do even more.”
Here’s how it works:
Each area will have until two weeks before their concert date to get as many neighbors as possible to join BAPA. The block with the most BAPA members wins the concert and picks the porch.
The Challenge Schedule
Aug. 26 is the deadline for Morgan Park for the Sept. 9 Porch Concert featuring Railway Gamblers. Boundaries are 107th Street to 119th Street, Western to the Rock Island Metra tracks.
Sept. 30 is the deadline for Central Beverly for the Oct. 14 Porch Concert featuring Beverly Country Club. Boundaries are 95th Street to 107th Street, Western to the Rock Island Metra tracks.