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Bandstand in the town square

Address: 9th St and Bridge St
Humboldt, KS 66748

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Humboldt's city square is unique with a two-level, octagonal-shaped band stand in the center. The newly-restored band stand dates back to 1907 when it was built in time for the town's 50th anniversary.

Humboldt's local band was formed in 1867 by J.C. Redfield, a local business owner and county band teacher. At that time the "bandstand" was a pair of Fairbanks wagon scales in the southwest corner of the square. If someone brought in a load of hay or coal to be weighed the band would stop until the load was weighed and on its way. There were no lights so concerts began early and ended by sundown.
Today Humboldt's bandstand is the site of weddings, musical events, and Biblesta.

contact info
City Hall
725 Bridge St
Humboldt, KS 66748
Phone: 620.473.3232
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