“Attractions & Culture in Daytona Beach, FL”
The Daytona Beach Bandshell is an amphitheatre in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at Ocean Avenue, north of the junction of Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. On March 5, 1999, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the Daytona Beach Bandshell on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.This property is part of the Daytona Beach Multiple Property Submission to the National Register.HistoryIn the 1920s, residents of Daytona Beach considered this area to be run-down and held discussions on ways to improve it.In 1936, WPA workers began construction on this community-use project that was to cost Daytona Beach $84,000, the federal government $184,000, and be completed in 1938. Originally known as "Broadwalk", common usage gradually changed the name to the boardwalk.The first facility constructed was the 48 foot by 114 foot natural coquina rock bandshell which seats 4,500. This was begun in September, 1936, and was completed in time for the first program to be presented on July 4, 1937. Open air concerts, as well as other programs, are still presented in the bandshell. The other structures in the boardwalk area are a clock tower, kiosk, concession facilities, restrooms, subway entrances (now closed), and an elevated walk from Earl to Ora Streets.
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Daytona Beach Bandshell
- Tue: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Fri: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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