Hey Coloradans, the Red Rocks is officially all the way back!
“It is like we have been on a long road trip where you are waiting and waiting until you are actually going to get there. As Coloradan, I cannot wait to watch the most fantastic music shows on earth at the Red Rocks.”
Rolling Stone magazine calls it America’s best amphitheater. Musical legends including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones have raved about it. And many a music fan will wistfully recount their first-ever Red Rocks concert. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre’s reputation may precede it, but there is no replacement for experiencing this acoustically impeccable, naturally stunning marvel of ochre sandstone yourself.
And the Red Rocks finally and definitely returned in a big way on the 23rd of June, as some 9,000 people crowded in between Colorado’s iconic music venue. While Red Rocks has hosted concerts throughout the pandemic, including small shows for hundreds of people last summer and performances with larger capacities – first 2,800 and then 6,300 – this spring, the Wednesday was the first event at full capacity since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the space in March 2020. It actually represented an important milestone on the Denver area’s continued return to normalcy.
The nights are also not without reminders of COVID-19. While mask-wearing is almost non-existent, the big screen next to the stage advertises a free vaccine clinic, where concertgoers could get a free t-shirt and other souvenirs with a Johnson & Johnson inoculation.
Red Rocks is up and ready for music fans throughout July. Summer concerts line-up is also available on their website https://www.redrocksonline.com/ and you can book your tickets through online as well. Here is a brief overview of what the Red Rocks has lined up for you throughout entire July.
- June 30th – July 1st, Dirty Heads
- July 2nd – 3rd, Zeds Dead
- July 4th, Blues Traveler
- July 5th, Dark Star Orchestra
- July 7th, Lindsey Stirling
- July 8th, Aretha: A Tribute with the Colorado Symphony
- July 9th – 11th, The Avett Brothers
- July 12th – 13th, Billy and the Kids featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Billy Strings
- July 14th – 15th, Trampled by Turtles & CAAMP
- July 16th – 18th, The String Cheese Incident
- July 21st, Bonobo
- July 22nd, Orville Peck & Yola
- July 23rd – 24th, STS9 w/ MIZE & Tycho and Chrome Sparks
- July 25th, Guster with the Colorado Symphony & The Lone Below
- July 27th, The Eye Strikes Back
- July 28th, Seven Lions with MitiS, Gem & Tauri, Andrew Bayer
- July 29th, Brit Floyd
- July 30th – 31st, Tedeschi Trucks with Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon
Don’t forget: it is an easy 15-mile drive from Denver, or hop aboard the Red Rocks Shuttle, which offers round-trip options departing from Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill at Denver Union Station and Illegal Pete’s on Colfax Avenue. You can easily purchase your tickets by visiting https://rrxshuttles.com/#denver-shuttle-to-red-rocks. So, do not hesitate and make plans to see a concert, watch a fil, hike, dine or geek out on history! You are going to fall for Red Rock’s rare beauty.