The unique structure and location of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre make it a destination for many who visit the Denver area. Operated through the city and county of Denver, this open-air venue hosted its first performance on May 31, 1906. Designed to blend in with the natural rock formations it is built upon, the park came to the final form seen today in 1941. While this site does not accommodate any sporting events, it does host many live musical performances during the season between April and November each year, weather permitting. Each year, the park hosts an Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday to mark the official start of that year's events. From then until November, Red Rocks Amphitheatre hosts musical performances from classic and contemporary performers from various genres of music. Past performances were by John Denver and the Grateful Dead. StubHub is your quickest source for the best Red Rocks Amphitheatre tickets.
Is Red Rocks Amphitheatre located in the mountains?
The venue is located on the ridges along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and the western suburbs of Denver, Colorado. At 6,480 feet above sea level, the park offers a breathtaking view of the rock formations along the foothills as well as a low-angle panoramic view of the Denver metro area.
How do I get to Red Rocks Amphitheatre from Denver?
Located at 18300 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison, it is approximately 15 miles west of downtown Denver. You will need to take I-70 west from Denver to exit 259. From there, visitors turn left (heading south) from the Morrison exit ramp and travel about 1.5 miles to the park entrance.
Are Red Rocks Amphitheatre events ever canceled due to bad weather?
As an open-air site, extreme weather conditions can influence if a show would need to be postponed or canceled. The final decision rests with the city and county of Denver as to whether a show must be canceled. With that being said, many shows will continue during rainy and cold weather, so visitors are cautioned to dress appropriately.
How many seats does Red Rocks Amphitheatre have?
The amphitheater is designed to seat up to 9,525 spectators during an event. It should be noted that the seating area is divided into a general section as well as a reserved section that is closer to the stage.
What notable performances have been held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?
The park was a favorite destination of the Grateful Dead for many years. The earliest rock performance at the site was the Beatles on August 26th, 1964. U2 performed in poor weather conditions during their War Tour in June of 1983. That performance was captured on film and is seen in the Sunday Bloody Sunday video, as well as portions of the show, heard on their live album titled Under A Blood Red Sky.Back to Top
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