Located in Fair Park, among the nation’s largest collection of 1930s Art Deco exposition-style architecture, the Band Shell Amphitheater is an award-winning restoration project. The renovation of the band shell restored the deteriorating plaster of the shell and the adjacent light towers. The lighting of the shell, originally incandescent, was replaced with a 4-tube neon lighting system. The intensity of the light in each tube can be adjusted to allow the band to change colors independently or in unison.
In a second phase of work, ironwood plank seating replaced the existing pine wood benches in 2002 ($500,000 project budget).