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Bandshell
Bandshell by Wired New York

Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell, an original feature of the Park, has come a long way from its beginnings as a mere classical music arena. It was constructed in 1862, at a time when pop music concerts were deemed unsuitable for such a venue.

Today, the Bandshell is known for its summertime concerts, which include a variety of musical artists from a wide range of different genres in addition to the traditional classical. You can see the schedule of the Naumburg Bandshell’s performances at www.naumburgconcerts.org.

The site of both a speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. and a eulogy read for John Lennon, it has become a place of historical importance within the Park. 

The Bandshell is located south of Bethesda Terrace between 66th and 72nd streets.

— Jesse M. Wheeler

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