Throughout the United States, band shells can be found in city parks serving as the park’s anchor or main attraction. These structures were home to many town band concerts, ice-cream socials and community gatherings. Band shells served as the entertainment hub of a community. However, with the advent of technology (radios, televisions, computers and the internet) many town bands have faded into the past and can only be found in the pages of history books.
Lindsborg is countering that trend with the Lindsborg City Band. Under the direction of Shawn Knopp the Lindsborg City Band brings back a bit of nostalgia and old-fashioned entertainment to the Swensson Park Memorial Band Shell. In the grand style of John Philip Sousa and his famous bands, the Lindsborg City Band will present concerts May 23 (Pre-Memorial Day Concert), June 6 and June 27 (Pre-4th of July Concert). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.