You will ascend up the foothills outside of Denver and listen to music with the comfort of only 9,450 people. You'll be nestled between three majestic rocks named Creation Rock (north), Ship Rock (south), and Stage Rock (east) that will bounce the music right off of the natural sandstone into your ears.
The first concert was performed it 1906 and performances will continue for as long as rocks exist. These notable musicians have performed here:
The Grateful Dead
Creation Rock will be on Your Left as You're Listening
Ship Rock will be on Your Right
And Here is Where the Magic Happens
And here are some notable recordings that musicians did:
John Denver made several televised concerts
U2 recorded Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky
Stevie Nicks made a DVD here in 1986
Dave Matthews Band's albums in 1995
John Tesh made two albums
and so did Neil Young.
The television show The Amazing Race 9 used the amphitheatre for its start and finish lines.
It is really a special place. I grew up miles from there and had my high school graduation there. Even if you're not going to a concert, it's a great place to visit and walk around. It's free and your kids will love running around the bleachers and climbing through the rocks.