Indaba Community Band Shell

Indaba Community Band Shell

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Milwaukee’s family-friendly entertainment venue

In traditional African culture, Indaba refers to a gathering to resolve issues affecting the village, where each individual has a voice and where there is a common story created for all to share after they leave.

True to its namesake, the Indaba Band Shell invites you to join the revitalization of Milwaukee’s near north side through showcasing its beautiful art, dance and music.

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A partnership between Parklawn Assembly of God and St. Ann Center, the band shell, to be located on the Bucyrus Campus grounds, aligns with both organizations’ missions. It will serve to bring together youth, individuals with disabilities, adults, families, our elderly, churches and other community organizations. It will be a place where community fairs, artists, concerts, choirs, poets, dance, ministry and other art forms can be celebrated and enjoyed right in the community.

The Indaba Band Shell – the gathering of the community for this important matter – has already started.

Photo of Gloria Miller, our Special Events Director.

Meet our Special Events Director

When St. Ann Center’s Indaba Band Shell debuts this spring, nobody will be more excited than Gloria Miller. The center’s brand-new Special Events Director, Gloria has an ear for music, an eye for entertainment and plenty of ideas about what will make the venue a success.

Gloria envisions the band shell being populated by family-friendly bands, puppeteers, the Milwaukee ballet and even a live Nativity at Christmas. “My goal is to find community entertainers and artists of all ages who can share their talents on this wonderful stage,” she said. Her experience as the former executive director of African World Festival will give her a head start on preparing an engaging lineup for the band shell’s opening season.

Performers are welcome to contact Gloria at 414-210-2428 or email

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Performers Wanted!

The Indaba Band Shell is always looking for family-friendly entertainment for all ages. If you are interested in performing, fill out and submit our entertainment application.

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