Re-homing of iconic Detroit bandshell behind schedule, but moving forward

We first told you about efforts to save a piece of Detroit music history in December of 2020, when a petition circulated to save the bandshell from the old State Fairgrounds. The structure was originally on the chopping block for demolition when the city sold the site to Amazon for a massive distribution center, currently being built. After a lot of community outcry and a concerted effort by former District 2 Councilman Roy McCalister Jr. to find a way to save the bandshell, the city agreed it would be disassembled and re-homed at nearby Palmer Park.