North River Commission puts on a series of 4 free outdoor concerts, called Lot Jams, in Albany Park in August and September. Lot Jams is an all ages event that has live music, activities for kids, and food and drink available from Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards. Each concert is organized in partnership with a local civic organization to build community and activate the business district as a shared space to bring people together. The musical styles featured reflect the dynamic diversity of Albany Park itself, ranging from blues to Mexican cantina music to Serbian brass bands and contemporary lo-fi rock. The location of the concert series is the parking lot between Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards and Aspire.