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

Great American Cleanup Devou Park

Great American Cleanup Devou Park

April 27, 2019 09:00AM-12:00PM
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CORA Party in the Park

CORA Party in the Park

April 27, 2019 06:30PM-10:30PM
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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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April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Annual Covington Egg Hunt

Annual Covington Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019 01:00PM-03:00PM
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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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