Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA

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Built in 1939, the Roxbury Bandshell has recently suffered years of neglect. Now, the Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance is working with local businesses, bands and citizens to help bring the bandshell back to life, back to its glory.

Roxbury Band Shell was one of twenty-seven public band shells built throughout the U.S. by the Work Progress Administration in the 1930ís and was dedicated, in person, by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Representative of the extensive park and recreational contributions of the WPA program, the semi-circular limestone and brick amphitheater is one of the last remaining of the original twenty seven. Once known for its man-made lake and horse racing track, Roxbury Park continues to serve as a center of entertainment, social, and sporting events for the citizens of Johnstown.


* Attend: Sunday evening concerts and make a donation or buy 50/50 tickets

* Donate: Make checks payable to the "Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, c/o Roxbury Bandshell"and Mail to: The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 116 Market Street, Johnstown PA 15901

* T-Shirts: Official Roxbury Bandshell t-shirts will be on sale at every Sunday evening concert. These are limited edition t-shirts and a new design will come out each year. Get your piece of history now!

* Notice: The Roxbury Bandshell Alliance needs your help! They are looking for old musical instruments to hang from the inside of the bandshell as a decorative tribute to its past. If you would be willing to donate one, please contact the RBA through their website, You can help bring this historical monument back to its glory!


Official Roxbury Bandshell Website


Concerts were held Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Roxbury Bandshell from in 2006, 2007 and 2008

The current Summer Concert Series schedule can be found on the official website.