Authentic Antioch

It’s Thursday Concert Series Kicks Off 2017 Season

J-La is featured on page 4 of the Antioch-Trevor, Lindenhurst-Lake Villa-Fox Lake, and Richmond-Johnsburg editions of the HiLiter!

The new Little Miss Antioch Adriana Thornton, 8, Lakes Area Community Band director Steve Porch, and 2017 Miss Antioch Jessica Lamberty greet the audience to kick off this year's It's Thursday concert series.

Pretty 2017 Little Miss Antioch Adriana Thornton, 8, made an appearance at this year's premiere of the It's Thursday concert series.

Featured vocalist Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty entertains the crowd with her rendition of 'Blue Moon' as Steve Porch conducts the Lakes Area Community Band.

Antioch's Pop Idol J-La singing her rendition of 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music with the Lakes Area Community Band's noted conductor Steve Porch accompanying on keyboard.

Backstage at 'The Shell'

Featured vocalist Jessica “J-La” Lamberty entertained the crowd with her singing as did the Lakes Area Community Band (LACB), Steve Porch conducting, with their music at the season’s first “It’s Thursday” concert held at The Shell, 900 Skidmore Dr., on Thursday, June 15.

Lamberty also appeared in her role as Miss Antioch, having achieved that distinction in May.

Porch, an accomplished musician of international note, has been the LACB’s conductor for the past 13 years.

The LACB is comprised of volunteer member musicians and anyone of high school age and older is welcome to join. Auditions are not required.

The Antioch Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the concert series which runs through August 10. Next week’s concert will feature the Cover Kings Band.

For more information about future Parks and Recreation events call 847-395-2160 or visit their website at For more information about the Lakes Area Community Band visit their website at

Photos ©2017 Raymond Jude Kaider, All Rights Reserved

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