Red Rocks Amphitheatre Concert History

Morrison, Colorado, United States

Date Concert Venue Location
Oct 11, 2022 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Red Rocks Marathon Set  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Oct 10, 2022 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Oct 03, 2022 Caamp / Futurebirds / Cous  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Sep 17, 2022 Greensky Bluegrass  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Sep 15, 2022 The Head and the Heart  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Sep 07, 2022 Flume / Eprom / Shlohmo / Oklou  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Sep 03, 2022 Nine Inch Nails  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Sep 02, 2022 Nine Inch Nails  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Aug 28, 2022 Atmosphere / Lupe Fiasco / The Far Side / DJ Abilities / Sa-roc / DJ Sol Messiah  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Aug 17, 2022 Mt. Joy  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Aug 16, 2022 Amos Lee / Noah Kahan  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Aug 08, 2022 Joe Bonamassa  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Aug 02, 2022 The Chicks (US) / Jenny Lewis  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 26, 2022 The Shins  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 16, 2022 The String Cheese Incident / Leftover Salmon  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 13, 2022 The Black Keys / Band of Horses / Ceramic Animal  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 12, 2022 Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Briston Maroney  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Jul 11, 2022 Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Briston Maroney  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 08, 2022 –
Jul 10, 2022
The Avett Brothers  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Show Duplicate for Jul 08, 2022
Jul 07, 2022 Love and Power Tour  Upcoming Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 07, 2022
2022 46 concerts
2021 107 concerts
2020 3 concerts
2019 130 concerts
2018 115 concerts
2017 97 concerts
2016 101 concerts
2015 84 concerts
2014 63 concerts
2013 52 concerts
2012 52 concerts
2011 29 concerts
2010 29 concerts
2009 18 concerts
2008 25 concerts
2007 26 concerts
2006 20 concerts
2005 29 concerts
2004 11 concerts
2003 21 concerts
2002 12 concerts
2001 10 concerts
2000 12 concerts
1999 10 concerts
1998 10 concerts
1997 11 concerts
1996 6 concerts
1995 12 concerts
1994 9 concerts
1993 4 concerts
1992 7 concerts
1991 5 concerts
1990 11 concerts
1989 8 concerts
1988 3 concerts
1987 7 concerts
1986 5 concerts
1985 11 concerts
1984 8 concerts
1983 4 concerts
1982 3 concerts
1980 1 concert
1979 2 concerts
1978 6 concerts
1977 1 concert
1976 1 concert
1970 1 concert
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 Jessica Dawson
 Lane Christensen
 Boone
 Kaitlyn Armbruster
 Lane Mann
 Tanner Brummond
 Kelly Lair
 Kim Brummond
 Makenna Schley
 Rob Carroll
 Erica Lambert
 Ehooz1
 Brandon Schlotfeld
 Loki
 Inari
 Reza Dastmalchian
 Brianna Shriner
 Allyssa Pearson
 Olivia Petersen

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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


How old is the Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

The City of Denver bought the area of Red Rocks in 1927, and the construction of the amphitheater started in 1936. The official dedication of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre took place on June 15th, 1941- making it 80 years old. Even though the theatre was designed in 1936, it took 12 years to finish building. Since then, the iconic theatre has graced the presence of famous musicians such as B.B King, The Beatles, and Stevie Nicks, amongst others.

How far is the Red Rocks Amphitheatre from Denver?

The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a great place to be without going far from Denver. The amphitheatre is approximately 10 miles (16km) west of Denver and has 32 minutes of travel time. You can take the tram, drive, board a taxi or a line bus to the open-air theatre.

Where is the Red Rocks Amphitheatre located?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located at 18300 W. Alameda Parkway Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver in the United States of America. The structure, which is owned and managed by the city of Denver, is approximately 6450 feet above sea level and surrounded by 868 acres of the Red Rocks Park.

What are the Red Rocks Amphitheatre rules?

There are designated smoking areas, no rock climbing, tickets for admittance, no signage, foods must be packed in clear plastic bags, no weapons, and no alcoholic beverages, among others. You can find more of the rules on their website, but these are some of the most important.

What airport is nearest to Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

The nearest airport to Red Rocks is Denver International Airport, locally known as DIA. The distance is approximately 45 miles and a 44-minute drive. The fastest way to get to DIA from Red Rocks is a taxi which costs about $100-$130.

Where to stay near Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

There are several hotels to stay near the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, depending on preferences. The nearest is Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham hotel that is only a 3-mile drive to Red Rocks. This hotel happens to be the official partner of the theater providing tailored services and amenities. It also has a whopping 9 out of 10-star rating with over 700 reviews.

Do the rocks at Red Rock Amphitheatre make music sound better?

Yes, the rocks at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre make music sound better. The pair of 300 feet monoliths, known as Ship rock (right) and Creation rock (left), help produce the site's pristine sound. This makes Red Rocks one of a kind with its near-perfect acoustic environment. It is little wonder why it's one of the natural wonders of the world.

What is it like to watch a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

Watching a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an experience in itself. You are flanked on both sides of the stage by bright red sandstone rocks, with a beautiful view of downtown Denver. The acoustics are so clear that every seat in the house sounds crystal clear with little to no reverberation. There are no bad seats at the theatre, so you get to see and hear it all. Billboard Boxscore named Red Rocks as the top-grossing and most attended concert venue anywhere in the world for 2021.

Where to park at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

There are 4 different parking lots at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, each with its own characteristics. There’s -the Upper North and Lower North, the Upper South and the Lower South parking lots. The Upper North lot is the best and closest to the seating area, so it gets filled quickly. Parking opens 2 hours before the concert, so it's advisable to arrive early to get a good spot.

How many seats are at Red Rocks Amphitheater?

Red Rocks includes 70 rows that fit up to 9,525 concertgoers. Seating is divided into:

  1. Reserved Seating is closer to the stage and includes secured seating space as well as additional legroom
  2. General Admission Seating is typically farther from the stage and includes first-come, first-serve seating

What is the Red Rocks bag policy?

Visitors must remember that only soft packs, cloth bags, and backpacks size 12” x 17” x 12” or smaller are allowed in the amphitheater for everyone’s safety. Moreover, food must be placed in a clear plastic bag the size of one gallon or less. Plastic utensils only and fruits and vegetables must be sliced.

How early to get to a Red Rocks concert?

It always takes longer to get to Red Rocks, and the traffic will always be a factor, so concert-goers need to plan ahead. It’s best to decide on a time to leave then add an extra half hour or more to ensure that they’ll spend less time waiting in line. The parking lots open 2 hours before the concert.

Who owns Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre?

Even though Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre is in neighboring Jefferson County, it is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado.

In 2015, Red Rocks Park was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Services. This grants the venue certain legal protections that will help Denver preserve this historic concert venue and prevent new developments from altering the surrounding Park.

Is Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre open to the public?

Red Rocks includes both a park and an ampitheatre. The Red Rocks Park is open to the public one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset every day. On non-concert days, the ampitheatre is typically open to the public as well.

On concert days, however, the ampitheatre may be closed for all or part of the day to prepare the stage and perform soundchecks. The ampitheatre is also closed to the public when private functions are being hosted.

What else is there to do at Red Rocks?

The Red Rocks Park includes several nature trails. The longest is the Red Rocks Trail, popular for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Other trails include:

  • The Trading Post Trail
  • The Funicular Trail
  • The Mt. Vernon Creek Trail
  • The Geologic Overlook Trail

The Trading Post Trail begins at Red Rocks Trading Post, which houses the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and the Red Rocks Store, both of which are open to the public 363 days a year. It’s closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Red Rocks also hosts film screenings, large group yoga sessions, and winter fitness training at the Ampitheatre throughout the year.

Are kids or pets allowed at Red Rocks?

Both kids and pets are generally welcomed at Red Rocks Parks and Ampitheatre. Pets, however, must be leashed and are only allowed into the amphitheater during non-event hours.

Children may receive discounted prices on tickets and other events in the ampitheatre; however, the promoters of certain events may specify certain age requirements for attendance. Age-related rules, regulations, and discounts are determined by event promoters, not Red Rocks.

What are some of the biggest acts to have performed at Red Rocks Ampitheatre?

Some of the world’s most influential musical artists and groups have performed at Red Rocks Ampitheatre:

  • The Beatles performed at Red Rocks as part of their first American tour in 1964.
  • The Grateful Dead ushered in the jam-band movement at Red Rocks when they first performed there in 1978.
  • U2 filmed “U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky” while performing at Red Rocks in 1983
  • Widespread Panic played its 32nd show at Red Rocks in 2008, the most shows performed by any single act in the venue’s history
  • Mumford & Sons’ feature film “The Road to Red Rocks” includes their 2012 performance at the ampitheatre, where they also recorded the live video for their song “I Will Wait”

This is only a small sample of the hundreds of acts that have graced the stage at Red Rocks Ampitheatre.

Is the Red Rocks Ampitheatre the best concert venue in the world?

After winning Pollstar’s annual “Best Outdoor Concert Venue” award for the 11th time in 1999, the name of the award was changed to the “Red Rocks Award,” and the ampitheatre has been eliminated as a possible contender since.

It seems that Red Rocks is such a great concert venue that other venues simply can’t compete.

How many concerts have there been at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre has had 1,236 concerts.

When is the next concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

The next concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is on May 31, 2022. The bands performing are: Blackbear / Neck Deep / State Champs / MOD SUN.

When was the last concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

The last concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was on May 25, 2022. The bands that performed were: Rex Orange County.