The Roseville Band Shell in the Twenty-First Century

A carpet of green lawn leads down to the band shell. The Roseville Band Shell (or amphitheatre) is frequently used for concerts in the summer.
The water fountain, seen here from the fishing dock at the back of the amphitheatre, enhances the view for concertgoers when the band shell doors are open.
The central water jet shoots 30 feet in the air, surrounded by lower water jets that angle out from the center.

Under director Glen Newton, the Roseville Big Band has performed three concerts each summer in the Central Park band shell: the Fourth of July, plus one concert in June and one in late July or early August. The first and third concerts are on Tuesday evenings.

The band shell, on the shore of Lake Bennett, is just one of the attractions of Roseville's beautiful Central Park. In 2009, it was renamed the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in honor of Frank Rog, the director of Roseville Parks and Recreation from 1960 through 1987. Events held there are now billed as "Live at the Rog."

The band shell is between County Roads B-2 and C, just east of Lexington Avenue. The band shell (indicated by the star on the map) is near the corner of Lexington and County Road C in Roseville, Minnesota.

Click here for a picture of the Roseville Big Band (then called the Roseville Jazz Ensemble) performing in the band shell when it was first built.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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