a platform, often roofed, for outdoor band performances.
a raised platform in a nightclub, restaurant, etc., used by the members of a band or orchestra while performing.

Origin of bandstand

First recorded in 1855–60; band1 + stand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a platform for a band, usually out of doors and roofed
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Word Origin and History for bandstand

also band-stand, 1859, from band (n.2) + stand (n).

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