About Us

The Oceanfront Bandshell Entertainment Series, in its 11th year, takes place on Friday nights with additional entertainment on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends. This historic amphitheater is located inside of the Ritchey Plaza on the Northern end of the Boardwalk amusements area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with our FREE entertainment for patrons.

Built of coquina in 1937, the Bandshell can host up to 5,000 people for other public or private events such as outdoor weddings, receptions, group activities or various other events.

For more information about events or reserving the Bandshell, call the Oceanfront Bandshell Booking Specialist, Terri Montgomery at 386-671-8253 or email MontgomeryTerri@CODB.US.


VIP seating is available for purchase for $10.00 which includes prime seating towards the front of the stage. VIP is not assigned seating, all seating is general admission in the access controlled area. Tickets can be purchased at the Bandshell box office on show days, online at www.ticketmaster.com and in person at the Peabody Auditorium, Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  

In addition to the Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Entertainment Series, the Boardwalk merchants and Friends of the Bandshell are hosting a free “Star-Spangled Summer” concert series on Saturday Nights. The Series begins at 7:15 pm. See the full schedule of Saturday night concerts online at www.friendsofthebandshell.org and on Facebook @friendsofthebandshell. VIP tickets can be purchased in advance at www.ticketmaster.com, at the Peabody Auditorium Box Office located at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, and onsite on show nights through the Friends of the Bandshell staff. 


For the safety and comfort of the patrons attending Bandshell events: 


Second hand cigarette smoke and vape vapor are known health hazards. The density of people in a Bandshell performance creates a situation where non-smokers cannot escape a hazardous substance. Persons wishing to smoke or vape may go outside the Bandshell audience area and smoke or vape without imposing on others. 


The Bandshell area is licensed by the State of Florida to allow sale and onsite consumption of alcohol beverages. As a licensee, the City has the legal obligation to control legal distribution and consumption of alcohol at the licensed premise. 


Public safety requires avoidance of glass. The concerts occur in mostly warm weather. Flying glass or broken glass poses a hazard to people with minimal shoes (Flip Flops, etc.) or people in close proximity to whatever may cause glass to "fly" or break.


The audience space is compact. Coolers (of any size) create a logistic difficulty to allow people (not using a cooler) to sit comfortably and walk safely. Additionally, screening coolers to make sure they do not contain alcohol or glass containers create a significant problem to allowing a crowd of 3-5k to quickly enter and get to their free seat. 


In addition to the issue with the coolers listed above, both coolers and back packs may be used to transport and conceal weapons. The "no cooler" and "no back pack" policy allows an additional layer of control to keep the crowd and the venue safe.

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