The Daytona Beach Bandshell’s mission is to act as an energizing force that connects our community through a variety of engaging cultural and artistic offerings, and to inspire, educate and contribute to the cultural, social, and economic vitality of the Daytona Beach area.
Built of coquina in 1937, The Daytona Beach Bandshell and Oceanfront Park Complex is a historic site with a long history as a gathering space for open-air concerts and community events in Daytona Beach. 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.
The Daytona Beach Bandshell and Oceanfront Park Complex is a historic site in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at Ocean Avenue, north of the junction of Main Street and Atlantic. 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. 1OO Places.
The Bandshell is significant for its unique architectural design, which features the use of native coquina stone. At the time of its construction, the Late Gothic Revival style, the Bandshell was said to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. The Bandshell was designed by local architect Alan J. MacDonough. He designed many local landmarks including schools, municipal buildings, theatres, clubs, and houses.
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The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Park & Coquina Clock Tower
The Oceanfront Park was constructed in one of the most unsightly areas along the beachfront. There were dilapidated wooden concessions and amusement structures. The construction of the site was a massive undertaking. WPA workers had to excavate more than 48,000 cubic yards of sand. A twelve foot high reinforced concrete retaining wall was built to insure the structural integrity of the road. Three reinforced concrete pedestrian underpasses were constructed for safety reasons. The coquina stone used was mined at the community of National Garden. Other materials included more than 1,600 cubic yards of concrete, 92 tons of reinforced steel, and over 137,000 board feet of lumber.