Glendale Summer Band is an eight-week concert series during June and July each year. Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 volunteer musicians playing marches, ballads and show tunes. The Glendale Summer Band is the longest-running community band in Arizona. The band was formed in 1966.
It doesn't cool down much on summer evenings in the Phoenix area, and not many outdoor events are scheduled during June or July here. Take advantage of this opportunity! Bring lawn chairs or a blanket on which you can sit. Bring your own cooler or purchase snacks and beverages at the venue.
When: Every Thursday at 8 p.m., unless otherwise specified below, from June 1 through July 20, 2017. A special patriotic concert will take place on Thursday, June 29.
Where: E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre (formerly known as Murphy Park Amphitheater), located at 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive, unless otherwise specified below. Check here to see about how long it should take you to get there by car. This location is NOT accessible by Valley Metro Rail.
About the themes: while there are themes associated with each concert date, concerts may have a variety of music including selections not related directly to the theme, such as marches, a polka, novelty numbers, etc.
2017 Glendale Summer Band Schedule
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Presenting: Your All-American Hometown Band!
Highlights: Will include musical tributes to members lost this year
Thursday, June 8th
Dance the Night Away
Highlights: Exciting band dance music
Thursday, June 15th
The Color of Music
Highlights: Favorite music with a color theme
Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Location: Arrowhead Towne Center Amphitheater
Highlights: Selections from concerts 1 through 3, above
Thursday, June 22nd
Of Rivers and Valleys
Highlights: Great music highlighting picturesque landscapes
Thursday, June 29th
Highlights: Annual Patriotic Concert
Thursday, July 6th
Oh, The Places We'll Go!
Highlights: Music from exciting places around the world
Thursday, July 13th
Highlights: Music with a Latin flare.
Thursday, July 20th
The Grand Finale
Highlights: Favorite band and audience end-of-the-season music
More Information: Glendale Summer Band online.
All dates, times, and concert themes are subject to change without notice.