band·​stand | \ ˈban(d)-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Definition of bandstand

1 : a usually roofed platform on which a band or orchestra performs outdoors
2 : a platform in a ballroom or nightclub on which musicians perform

Examples of bandstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The town of Putnam allowed the use of the bandstand and sound system, and the closing of Bridge Street. Hartford Courant, 20 May 2022 The festival’s Ronnie Wells Main Stage naturally plays host to the top draws, many of whom this year share the bandstand with university big bands (a staple of the MAJF since its inception). Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 Several nights a week, there was live music for dancing, with a bandstand and a hardwood dance floor. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 30 July 2022 Near the bandstand, a group of people danced in a circle to Khmer music, dreamily furling their fingers and twisting their wrists. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 Five people were arrested for a large fight involving juveniles near the bandstand Saturday evening, State Police said in a prior statement. Globe Correspondent,, 19 May 2022 The town also built a small bandstand next to the lake, where live musicians sometimes accompanied his shows. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 July 2022 Bands of all genres perform each week at the bandstand. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 13 June 2022 The Celebrity Series will transform the outdoor space with a dance floor, a bandstand, lights, and a small stage where dance instructors will walk crowds through the moves. Globe Correspondent,, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bandstand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Sep 2022

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“Bandstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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band·​stand | \ ˈband-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of bandstand

: an outdoor platform used for band concerts

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