band shell

noun

Definition of band shell 

: a bandstand having at the rear a sounding board shaped like a huge concave seashell

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Among the other headliners at the Petrillo band shell main stage in Grant Park, Colombian pop star Juanes will take home $112,500, and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic will be paid $45,000, according to their deals. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "Denied: Taste of Chicago performers won't get their requested Pepperidge Farm cookies, 'good beer' or Centrum," 5 July 2018 The city recently solicited bids to build a band shell to host concerts and theater performances on the grassy riverfront. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "Burlington City's waterfront to sparkle decades after land was cleared of rowhouses, factories," 21 June 2018 Where to watch: Home base is the DCR Hatch Shell, an outdoor band shell where the Pops perform along the Charles. Jenna Scherer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Fireworks in the USA," 27 June 2018 Galbraith also said a band shell-type of stage could help redirect the sound. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Concerts at winery strike sour note with neighbors in McCordsville," 22 June 2018 The band shell will be used for Riverfest and other village events, said Marc McLaughlin, South Elgin director of community development. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "South Elgin OKs plans for new apartment building; developer to build village band shell as part of deal," 5 June 2018 City spokesman John Alexander said the band shell will set the stage for the promenade’s makeover. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "Burlington City's waterfront to sparkle decades after land was cleared of rowhouses, factories," 21 June 2018 As part of the agreement, SCG TMG Fox View South Elgin LLC will build a permanent band shell and picnic shelter on the north end of Patton Mill Park for village events. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "South Elgin OKs plans for new apartment building; developer to build village band shell as part of deal," 5 June 2018 For instance, the round, blue band shell propped outside the boathouse was originally installed in the 1930s, but it was restored four years ago and put back together piece by piece. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Belle Isle Boat House: Renovations to transform it into a premier event space," 20 Feb. 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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