Aug. 9 was the first night of the summer, and hundreds of Forest Hills residents came out to soak up the tunes on what turned out to be a beautiful evening.
The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce and a variety of member businesses help put on the show, which mounts a stage on Restaurant Row and blasts tunes all the way into Forest Hills Gardens.
Chamber President Leslie Brown said she was thrilled with the "standing room only" crowd.
"It really is important to me to bring cultural arts into Forest Hills so when I see turnout like this, I see that the community embraces that," Brown said. "When you offer cultural events like this, it keeps dollars in Forest Hills, because we're offering entertainment that they don't have to go somewhere else for."
This week, the Etienne Lytle Sextet played some old favorites for the crowd.
The concert will kick off again on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. with LA Blacksmith and Jazz Plus.
Donations at the concert this year will benefit Nate Fitzgerald, a jazz legend who suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease.