A bit about the Shell!
The first facility constructed was the 48 foot by 114 foot natural coquina rock bandshell which seats 4,500. This was begun in September, 1936, and was completed in time for the first program to be presented on July 4, 1937. Open air concerts, as well as other programs, are still presented in the bandshell. The other structures in the boardwalk area are a clock tower, kiosk, concession facilities, restrooms, subway entrances (now closed), and an elevated walk from Earl to Ora Streets.
The City Band of Daytona Beach, under Everett Allyn Moses, began in 1947. They gave summer concerts in the Band Shell and winter concerts at the city recreation hall. Moses also organized a Junior Orchestra. William P. Schueler became the director of both bands after Moses retired in 1952.
The bandshell, with the ocean for a backdrop, served as the site of an Oct. 5, 1992, campaign rally attended by presidential candidate Bill Clinton and running mate Al Gore and their wives, one of several stops during their cross-state bus tour through Florida a month before the 1992 election.
MTV Spring Break used to hold concerts at the Bandshell in Daytona. In 1987, Crowded House, The Fixx, and Blink-182 are among the acts to have played at the venue as part of the events.
July 4th 1937
March 5th 1999
The completion of the project Bandshell, hosting its first recorded program. This was the start of many events to come including coverbands, national events and even campaign events.
MTV Spring Break used to hold concerts at the Bandshell in Daytona. Mr. Mister performed at the first MTV Spring Break show in 1986 as did Craig Chaquico and Starship. In 1987, Crowded House played there for Spring break.
Shock G and the rest of Digital Underground's TV appearances include MTV Spring Break 1990 in Daytona Beach.
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. 100 Places.