Lake Harriet Bandshell - Minneapolis, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FSU*Noles
N 44° 55.695 W 093° 18.466
15T E 475712 N 4975026
Quick Description: This is the Lake Harriet Bandshell - one of the most famous, recognizable, and beloved landmarks in Minneapolis!
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 4:32:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM3F32
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
All summer long, Lake Harriet hosts numerous concerts and shows here in it's signature bandshell and pavilion. This is the fifth bandshell constructed on this site, the first was built in 1888 and this one dates back to 1986. Designed by Milo Thompson of the Minneapolis architectural firm of Bentz Thompson Rietow, it features a 30 foot by 25 foot glass wall at the at the back that allows the audience to see Lake Harriet, and for boaters and walkers to see the activities within. It faces north away from residential areas, and has a seating capacity of 900.

The bandshell was originally constructed in blue, but was refurbished in it's current brown form as part of the "Lake Harriet Live" event on September 19, 2004. It was a day-long celebration that included a performance by the Minnesota Orchestra, and attendance at the event was estimated at 35,000!
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