2020 Information

Notice to bandshell attendees:

Thank for attending and observing our recommendations.

We are following CDC and county guidelines for an experience
with healthy breathing in fresh air with the postive mental aspects
of wonderful music and fun.

Please don’t attend if any of the following apply to you.
1. You are ill or someone close to you has symptoms.
2. You are concerned about being close to others.
3. Your personal medical team has warned you about activities to avoid.

We will have markers on the ground indicating a 12 foot distance. Please gather your group around each marker as needed and use the markers as an indication of the 6 foot social distancing between groups as recommended by the county health department.

We are reserving the parking around the park for those who wish to observe from their vehicles. Parking on the north side of the park along both sides of E Washington Street is allowed during a performance. If you plan to sit in the park to enjoy the show, please park away from the adjacent parking. The walk will do you good….

We are selling beverages from our concession truck.
We are now selling food and snacks from our new food trailer next to the concession truck.
The proceeds are a vital part of the funding of the entertainment.

We will be ‘passing the bucket’ in a safe manner. Or you can donate directly on the bandshell website donate page with your credit card.

Hand sanitizer will be available, but we recommend that you bring your own to use at your discretion.

UPDATE: June 9, 2020

We are a DEFINITE GO for June 27, (was Ladies Must Swing )
now – Rare Element, and June 28 Car Show!
These will be our TEST CONCERTS to get our season okayed, so please be on your BEST BEHAVIOR and practice SOCIAL DISTANCING!
More details to come. . . . we are following the Walworth County Health Guidelines and getting approval from appropriate governing bodies. . . We will have SOCIAL DISTANCING in place. … thank you for your patience and support, as we continue to jump through the needed hoops to make this happen! THIS IS THE SEASON WE ALL NEED TO HAPPEN!
Our Praise in the Park series on Thursdays is approved, so beginning Thursday June 11, our Praise in the Park concerts are a go, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE.
Today the 132nd Army Band informed us that all of their concerts for the summer are canceled, so our Friday, July 10 concert is not canceled, INSTEAD we are replacing them with the Chris Hanson Trio!


UPDATE May 22, 2020

As of now we are closed.

We will open when we get approval from the appropriate governing bodies. As of now we are in a 2 week holding pattern to open. Each week we will evaluate the circumstances and adjust the holding period as allowed.

Thank you for your patience as we all work to get this going.


Due to the general concern of the Corona virus, we are conducting our annual sponsorship drive by mail, e-mail and phone contacts. While this may seem to be an overreaction to the current situation, we feel that even the slightest chance of spreading this virus in our community makes this the prudent thing to do.
Please continue to support our free concert program as you have in the past. We feel our musical program is a fantastic asset to Delavan and Walworth County. Our free concerts every week all summer long enriches all of our lives and helps to make Delavan a destination city and a better place to live. We need your support to continue with our mission of providing free, family friendly entertainment to all of our citizens.
Please contribute now. Just fill out the donation form and return it with your donation to:
The Friends of the Phoenix Park Bandshell
P.O. Box 218
Delavan, WI  53115


Jim Beall
The Friends of the Phoenix Park Bandshell

Forms and contribution checks must be received by April 1st 2020 to have your sponsorship acknowledged on our 2020 schedules and posters.
$500.00 and up sponsors: Please indicate which group you would like to be the sponsor of.
All contributions are tax deductible.