Rocking On at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 4, 2019

Located just 10 miles west of Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most iconic venues in the world. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks is a geological phenomenon offering the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. With towering, red sandstone rock that surrounds the venue, visitors are able to experience a window 250 million years back in time, via the unique geological features.

Since opening as a venue in 1941, Red Rocks Amphitheatre has welcomed a countless number of musical legends onto its stage. The Beatles, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Radiohead, The Grateful Dead, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience are just a few top names from the impressive archive of musical performers. In 1911, Mary Garden was the first nationally recognized musician to play in the natural amphitheater. After her performance, the opera-star posed that, “never in any opera house in the world would I have found more perfect acoustic properties,” and she predicted“that someday 20,000 people will assemble here to listen to the world’s greatest masterpieces.”

In 1947, Garden’s prediction was realized, as 60,000 people attended the Easter morning service that year, solidifying the popularity of the park. Now, the venue holds only 9,525 people, adding to the intimacy of the performances, especially when considering how arena bands that perform for 21,000-56,000 people a night (such as U2) also perform in the theatre.

However, Red Rocks isn’t only an incredible venue for hearing music. Each year, the amphitheater attracts over 1.5 million visitors, almost three times the number of concertgoers. From runners to those participating in their weekly Barre and Yoga on the Rocks exercise classes, to stargazers appreciating the clear skies and spectacular panoramic views of Downtown Denver, Red Rocks is so much more than your average concert hall. The acoustically perfect geological formations alone are enough to attract visitors to the park.


As a venue Red Rocks is renowned for it’s spiritual concert experiences. This summer come hear Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sylvan Esso, and Jackson Browne; or come out to the two-decade-long annual Blues Traveler show on Fourth of July. Although our annual giveaway winner has been selected for the Imagine Dragons show, enter my monthly giveaway for the opportunity to win an adventure of your own this summer!

Notable Upcoming Shows:

  • Lady Antebellum’s playing June 25th  along with a screening of Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as part of Red Rock’s SeriesFest a live music and TV Event. Tickets range from $70-$210.
  • July 16th, Grammy Award-winning band, Imagine Dragons is performing. Tickets range from $250-$750. 
  • Up-and-Coming band, Portugal the Man, is headlining on August 8th. Tickets range from $40-$75.

Recent Blog Posts

Stay up to date on the latest real estate trends.

Central Park Fall Festival 2022

Jason Cummings  |  September 27, 2022

The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and fall is in the air!

Favorite 5 Fall Mountain Hikes

Jason Cummings  |  September 14, 2022

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and just happens to be one of the most magical times to head out into the mountains.

6 Must-See New Restaurants & Bars in Denver

Jason Cummings  |  August 17, 2022

It’s time to ditch your typical go-to spots and try something new this summer.

Coming Soon: Residential Developments

Jason Cummings  |  August 8, 2022

The development in Denver is never-ending - the city is constantly investing in new housing infrastructure to accommodate for the influx of people relocating to Denver… Read more

Easy DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Jason Cummings  |  July 22, 2022

Home updates don’t have to feel overwhelming or break the bank. That’s why we have cultivated a list of easy and budget-friendly “DIY” home improvement ideas.

Three of the Best Rooftop Spots in Denver

Jason Cummings  |  July 11, 2022

Rooftop season is finally upon us! We have gathered some of the best spots in Denver to catch a rooftop sunset or to enjoy a refreshing happy hour drink! 

The Best Hikes In Colorado to do Before the Summer Heat

Jason Cummings  |  July 5, 2022

Colorado is home to many gorgeous hikes ranging from easy, kid-friendly walks to more advanced expert-level hikes with lots of options in between as well.

Things to Do During the 4th of July Weekend in Denver!

Jason Cummings  |  June 29, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Get your fireworks and your grills ready because we have gathered some of the best events and celebrations for this year’s 4th of July!

Inflation and House Prices: What Homebuyers, Sellers, and Renters Need to Know

Jason Cummings  |  June 24, 2022

Published on June 1, 2022 by Jamie Forbes at Redfin. Why home prices have dramatically increased in recent months.


DENVER'S TRUSTED REALTOR®

The team combines expertise with a willingness to think outside the box and break the mold to stay on the cutting edge of a shifting real estate industry. Whether you’re thinking about listing a house, beginning your search for a new home, or have a question about the area, please feel free to contact us.