Red Rocks Amphitheater

When you go to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, you'll never forget the experience.  

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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 Beatles
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Grateful Dead 
  • and U2.
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Creation Rock will be on Your Left as You're Listening

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Ship Rock will be on Your Right

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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.  

If you take any pictures, I'd love to put them into one of my shows.  I'll even showcase them in my free Colorado newsletter.  For details on how you can be a "star" click here now.

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