Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of those places that mesmerizes as much as any concert you might attend there. Just outside of Denver, Red Rocks has housed some of the world’s most famous bands from the Beatles (yes the Beatles) to smaller more indie bands, like Of Monsters and Men and Vampire Weekend (the show I saw, which happened to be my first red rocks concert!).
I feel embarrassed being a former Colorado native and having only visited Red Rocks once, but I’m sure that it won’t be the last. Every time I visit Colorado I’ll be checking the concert schedule! Red rocks is an outdoor amphitheater famous for its music and geology. During the day its a park where people come exercise, play around on the stage, and go for hikes.
During the day its the perfect exercise spot, but at night, when there’s a concert, its unforgettable.
The red rocks are lit up, you can see the stars above, and in the distance you can see the Denver lights and skyline. Most bands take advantage of the lighting and rocks and do light shows with their music against the rocks and it makes for an unforgettable show!
A few tips:
1. Get there early if your show is general admission, the front fills up quickly by people camping out all day.
2. Bring a light jacket or a blanket because sometimes it can be chilly!
3. Bring a poncho, it tends to rain and they don’t cancel shows due to rain very often!
4. Wear appropriate shoes because you might have to hike a bit to get from parking into the concert plus the stone steps and crowds can be a little scary, so ladies you might leave your 5 inch heels at home…
Red Rocks is by far my favorite concert venue in Colorado, the amphitheater is beautiful, the skyline at night is lovely, and to see your favorite band beneath the stars is incredible!
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