The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most well-known concert venues in the world. Situated in a rock structure just outside of Denver, Colorado, the amphitheater is operated by the City of Denver and is in Red Rocks Park. The earliest known performance at the venue was in 1906, but it’s likely that it was used for that purpose as early as the 1870s. The venue was transformed into what it looks like now in 1941 and has held concerts every years since 1947.
Red Rocks has a capacity of 9,450 and has been featured many times throughout the years in television and movies. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The Amazing Race and South Park have all shown or filmed there, and rapper B. o. B. filmed his video “Don’t Let Me Fall” at Red Rocks. The Amphitheatre itself is made up of one group of 70 rows but is usually split up between ‘reserved’ and ‘general admission’. Food and beverages can be purchased near the south ramp entrance.
Concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
One of the most notable and biggest rock shows at Red Rocks to date was The Beatles in 1964. Seven years later, a Jehtro Tull show resulting in a riot when concert goers blew threw a police blockade, leading to rock concerts being banned at Red Rocks for the next five years. Large acts like John Denver, U2, Rush and Jimi Hendrix have also played at the iconic venue. In more recent years Red Rocks Amphitheater has remained as one of the most iconic concert venues featuring artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Phish, and many more.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Venue Guide
Where should I park for a show at Red Rocks?
Parking at the venue is pretty straight forward, since it’s not surrounded by any other buildings. There are many lots within walking distance of the venue, and the parking attendants will direct you to whichever one still has spots available.
What can I bring into the Red Rocks?
You may bring non-alcoholic beverages that are still factory sealed, as well as coolers that are 12’’ x 17’’ or smaller. Food is allowed as well. You can also bring umbrellas or ponchos and seat cushions.
What is prohibited from bringing into Red Rocks?
Not allowed into the venue are unsealed plastic containers and ANY alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, or aluminum cans. No large ice chests, lawn chairs or animals (except guide dogs).
What restaurants are around Red Rocks Amphitheatre?
Red Rocks is far out of the city of Denver, close to Morrrison, Colorado. There is the Red Rocks Grill, Beso de Arte, Café Prague and the Blue Cow all in the city of Morrison. Otherwise, you’ll need to get east of 470 to reach other retail areas.