Lindley Fish Amphitheater
The Lindley Fish Amphitheater is one of cornerstones of Smither Park. Designed, fabricated and installed by Nashville-based artist Matt Gifford, the band shell was created to look like a large anglerfish emerging from the water with an open mouth. Utilizing found and donated objects such as galvanized steel, street signs, picture frames, car hoods, satellite dishes, and broken mirrors, Gifford gave life to the otherwise mundane structure. Look closely and you may notice some references to both Houston and Gifford's hometown of Ottowa, Kansas.
The Amphitheater is used to host concerts, dance performances, movie nights, and many other community activities. Venture out to Smither Park on any Saturday (weather permitting) and enjoy impromptu concerts inside the Lindley Fish Amphitheater on the beautifully decorated Smither Park piano.