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.