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

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2019 10:00AM-12:30PM
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February Trail Day

February Trail Day

February 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

February 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

February 21, 2019 06:00PM-07:00PM
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 Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

February 28, 2019 07:00PM-08:30PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

March 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

March 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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March Trail Day

March Trail Day

March 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

March 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

March 21, 2019 12:00PM-01:30PM
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9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

March 21, 2019 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

March 30, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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May Trail Day

May Trail Day

May 19, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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June Trail Day

June Trail Day

June 16, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

February 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

February 09, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

February 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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