Here in Arizona this time of year, most of us huddle indoors in the air conditioning all day long, but when the night rolls around, we venture out of doors to enjoy a little summer fun. Your evening summer fun should include a trip to Glendale’s Summer Band Concert Series. Held in historic Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park Amphitheater, it’s a free night of family entertainment, and hey – it’s cultural experience! Enjoy tunes from Big Band to Broadway and beyond – so there are selections for all different musical tastes – with each week featuring a different theme.
Here are the upcoming themes for the remainder of the season:
- June 26 – Animal Parade (circus)
- July 3 – To Honor Them (patriotic)
- July 10 – Classic Disney (films of 40s and 50s)
- July 27 – Great American Composers
- July 24 – Sing-along Night
The Glendale Summer Band is the longest-running community band in Arizona, now in its 48th season, and is comprised of as many as 100 members, ranging from high-school-age to octogenarian! Many are students and others are former educators who continue to foster their love of music through this assemblage of musicians that continue to hold concerts every summer. They have a die-hard group of fans every week, and who knows? Once you go and become a fan, you’ll be back every week for summers to come, too!
One more thing: you can enter our summer sweets contest, and get more information on the Summer Band Concerts on our Arizona’s Best Festivals page! We’re giving away a family-four-pack of cones/scoops to Papa Ed’s Ice Cream, another summer hot spot in Glendale. (Enter by July 24!)