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Main Street Minute: Glendale Summer Band plans concert series

KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, businesses that are opening and events across the community. Each weekday these stories air on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. More information can be found below.

• The Glendale Summer Band is getting back together. Beginning June 5, the group will hold an eight-week concert series at Murphy Park Amphitheater in downtown Glendale. Concerts are free every Thursday at 8 p.m. The band is the longest running community band in Arizona, with more than 100 members.

• According to a recent poll, 93 percent of respondents plan to take a summer vacation this year. Of the 7 percent staying home all season, money wasn’t the factor, it was not having enough free time. In addition, travelers considered new technology such as Wi-Fi and online check-ins to be a major factor when making travel choices.