Walking into Music History (Red Rock Amphitheatre, CO)
There ain’t nothing like good music to rock the soul. And there ain’t nothing like good acoustics to rock some music. The swell part is when you get both at once and the real jackpot is when the earth provides it for you.
Welcome to Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. It’s groovy, hip, snazzy, funky, right on and rad all at once. In fact with ~100 years of music history echoed in the red rock walls of this gorgeous setting, it’s definitely the beat of the place to be.
You see Red Rock is a natural work of art. It’s a natural open-air amphitheatre cradled by massive 300-foot red sandstone walls that provide just enough acoustic vibration to make it a mighty fine concert hall. Add to that a bit of elevation (6,200 feet) and a breathtaking view into the valley and it really becomes quite the unique experience.
It’s hosted all the greats from opera singer Mary Garden in 1911, to the Beatles in 1964 and the U2’s iconic “Under A Blood Red Sky” performance in 1983. During the day it’s open for hikers, exercise maniacs, music fans and tourists. During the night the stage lights come on and the 9,450 seats host films and music venues. It’s fine, it’s hot and it’ll rock your world. Oh, and you can bring doggie, too.
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Nan Arthur says
I lived in Denver for 10 years and saw many concerts at Red Rocks. An amazing place to hear anyone!
It’s such a cool place! I wish we could have heard a concert there. Will have to come back just for that!
Cool. I loved the concert with U2 from there. I have it on VHS from years ago.
Totally agree! It’s a classic!