The Roxbury Bandshell is one of 27 public bandshells built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. The Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance, Redevelopment Authority, and the City of Johnstown received a Keystone Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for a new roof as part of a community effort to save the bandshell, which was slated for demolition.
One of just a handful of WPA-era bandshells remaining, the Roxbury Bandshell stands as a testament to the strong-willed citizens of Johnstown who overcame difficult economic circumstances to create a pleasant outdoor vista for musical and cultural pursuits. The Keystone investment sparked a renewed interest in the bandshell throughout the region. The events held at the band shell are diverse, ranging from local theater productions to a doggie fashion shows and weekly Sunday concerts through the summer.