Summer concert series coming to Glendale

"Glendale’s free Summer Band Concert Series is set to hit Murphy Park’s E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Thursdays through July 25."

Music lovers keep an eye out — and an ear perked.

Glendale’s free Summer Band Concert Series is set to hit Murphy Park’s E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Thursdays through July 25.

This year, there is one exception to the Thursday evening schedule: due to Independence Day, the patriotic performance will be held Wednesday, July 3, that week. This longstanding community band of approximately 100 musicians will perform a diverse selection of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other entertaining tunes.

The season lineup of concerts includes:

June 6: A Summertime Celebration

Highlights: New selections and old favorites / Honoring D-Day

June 13: Going Places with Friends

Highlights: Guitar soloist Eric Sloyka / Flag Day

June 20: Carnival of the Animals

Highlights: Music with an animal theme

June 27: Classics and Coming Attractions. Highlights: Flute soloist Cat Rehbock / New and classic movie music

July 3: The Heart of America

Highlights: Patriotic and American Music

July 11: The Melody of Life

Highlights: Great music and familiar melodies

July 18: Broadway Bound

Highlights: Some of Broadway’s best music / Christmas in July

July 25: That’s All Folks, The Grand Finale

Highlights: Favorite band and audience end-of-the-season music

Organizers recommend guests bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Glendale Summer Band Concert Series is sponsored by the Glendale Ambassadors. For more information, call the Glendale’s Special Events hotline at 623-930-2299 or visit glendaleaz.com.