Swingin’ at the Shell

Sunday evenings, mostly in July and August.  The City of Albion Michigan has several unique places related to music and the arts.  One of these places year-round is the Bohm Theatre.  Another special place is the Victory Park Bandshell, home of “Swingin’ at the Shell.”

The “Swingin’ at the Shell” music concerts occur on Sunday evenings at 6:00, primarily during July and August.  Swingin’ at the Shell began in 2004.

In the early 1960s, photographer Norm Burlingame came out with a postcard featuring Gar Dickerson and the Albion City Band. Dickerson can be seen in the center, dressed in his gold uniform. The text states, “Featured is the Albion City Band under the direction of Gar Dickerson. Free open air concerts under the stars are scheduled through July and August on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm.”. (tthe new schedule has concerts on Sundays in the summer) Image courtesy of Frank Passic

The official Facebook page of Swingin’ at the Shell is:


Read about the history of the Victory Park Bandshell by reading this story by Frank Passic:


Read about the Art Deco designs on the bandshell here: