Historic Ann Arbor bandshell shut down, needs repairs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A park bandshell that provided a stage for The Grateful Dead in the 1960s has been shut down in Ann Arbor.

The city put a fence around the site in West Park due to safety concerns. The foundation is crumbling, MLive.com reported.

“The bandshell will certainly be closed for 2021,” said Colin Smith, Ann Arbor parks manager.

The bandshell was built in 1938 with money from the Works Progress Administration, a federal jobs program during the Great Depression. The Grateful Dead performed . . .

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