Band Shell

Whether it’s for a summertime concert or sledding in the winter, there’s always a reason to come together at Devou Park’s Band Shell.

Park visitors have been flocking to the iconic amphitheater since it opened in 1939 to a crowd of 40,000 people eagerly awaiting its inaugural concert. Built during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the Band Shell was a popular destination for music lovers until World War II brought gas rationing and a temporary end to summer concerts.

Since then, the music has returned to the Band Shell, along with art, theater and plenty of fun outdoor events everyone can enjoy.

Here’s what you’ll find at the Band Shell throughout the year:

  • The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Series, a series of three family-friendly performances
  • The annual Devougrass Festival, a daylong music and arts festival featuring lively bluegrass performances, artisans and food trucks
  • Covington’s annual Egg Hunt, which has welcomed families from all over Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for more than 90 years
  • Outdoor fitness classes, yoga, movie screenings and more

All our events are free and open to everyone. For a complete list of events, dates and details, check out our events calendar.

While we love concerts and festivals, there’s even more to do at the Band Shell! With its green grass and gentle hills, the lawn is the perfect spot for playtime in the snow or picnicking when the sun is shining. So come run around, toss a ball or simply enjoy nature’s surroundings with friends, family and neighbors. 

The Band Shell is also a stunning location to host your own event. For details on how you can reserve the Band Shell, call us at 859-292-2151 or send your request to recreation@covingtonky.gov.
 

How to find us?

You can find directions to Devou Park here. The Band Shell is located off Rotary Lane, across from Rotary Grove.

For the KSO Summer Series, TANK offers a Park-n-Ride shuttle from Covington Catholic High School to Devou Park. Check for here details.

Upcoming events

Holiday Toy Trains

Holiday Toy Trains

November 10, 2018 10:00AM-04:00PM
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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

December 15, 2018 09:00AM-12:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

December 15, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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December Trail Day

December Trail Day

December 16, 2018 09:00AM-01:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

December 16, 2018 01:00PM-08:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 16, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

December 18, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

December 19, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

December 21, 2018 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

December 22, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 23, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Jake Speed

Jake Speed

December 28, 2018 02:00PM-03:00PM
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January Trail Day

January Trail Day

January 20, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 09, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

December 08, 2018 01:30PM-03:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

December 08, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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