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.
CHAIRS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL
Chairs for the FREE General Admission area are available for rent at the Bandshell’s Ocean Walk Shoppes entrance.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Adult beverages are available for purchase. The Bandshell signature drink, the “Bandshell Breeze” is available as well as Budweiser products that include Budweiser, Bud Light, Landshark, and Michelob Ultra.