A Tradition and a Vision for the Future

Friends of the Band Shell Park

The Two Harbors City Band was organized in 1897 and is now entering its 123rd year as a representative of the City of Two Harbors. Each summer the Band performs weekly concerts in the Paul Gauche Memorial Band Shell located in Thomas Owens Park in downtown Two Harbors. The Two Harbors City Band has a rich tradition of providing music from dedicated individuals and the music has been enhanced ever since the construction of the Band Shell in 1937. However, the Band Shell is now over 80 years old and is showing its age.

A group of Two Harbors area citizens including members of the City Band have formed a committee named “Friends of the Band Shell Park” to explore long-term options to enhance Thomas Owens Park and the Band Shell. A new Performing Arts Center will be a transformative project for downtown Two Harbors. Friends of the Bandshell Park believe that a new Performing Arts Center would be a jewel for the city of Two Harbors. The new space will be used not only for the Two Harbors City Band but other community art organizations as well as plenty of music festivals. A new Performing Arts Center would also be beneficial in bringing art lovers outside of the Two Harbors area up to the North Shore to experience ALL that Two Harbors has to offer!


We will not be able to do this without your help and support for the new transformative Performing Arts Center. Donations are tax deductible and you can make your PayPal donation here:


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  Or if you prefer, please fill out our form here and mail it with your check to: Friends of the Band Shell Park P. O. Box 21 Two Harbors, MN 55616 Thank you for your contribution to allow us to continue to bring great music and other events to our community.  

Help Support the Friends of the Band Shell Park

Our community is passionate about this project

Chris Swanson

Mayor of Two Harbors

Janelle Jones

President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce

Al Anderson

President of the Friends of the Band Shell Park

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