Red Rocks Concerts 2022
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 is likely that it was used for concerts 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. The Amphitheatre itself is made up of one group of 70 rows but is usually split up between reserved seating and general admission.
One of the most notable and biggest rock shows at Red Rocks to date was The Beatles in 1964, which was the standard for year. A few years later rock concerts were banned (temporarily) from Red Rocks after a Jehtro Tull show resulted in a riot when concert goers blew threw a police blockade. Over the years huge 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 The Avett Brothers, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Dave Matthews Band, Glass Animals, John Mayer, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Phish and String Cheese Incident.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre FAQs
What are the best seats at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre?
Like most amphitheaters across the U.S., seats closest to the front and center tend to be the most desirable for performances offering reserved seating. The sightlines throughout the venue are fantastic. Aside from a small mixing board behind row 7, the venue is free of obstructions. The steep design of the amphitheater contributes unobstructed views from almost every seat.
What style of seating does the Red Rocks Amphitheatre offer?
All of the seating is wooden benches without backs. The venue is very egalitarian with most shows offering all ticket holders one level of amenities. There is not a VIP or member’s only club. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a truly open-air amphitheater, all of the seating is uncovered. In the absence of extreme weather, Red Rocks shows typically occur in all weather conditions.