Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an essential destination for music enthusiasts. Witnessing world-class musicians perform under the stars with prehistoric rocks as their backdrop is truly unforgettable.

The venue boasts exceptional acoustics. Whether it is U2’s “Under a Blood Red Sky,” Warren Haynes of Widespread Panic or another performance on those skyscraper rocks, music’s sound reverberates with unforgettable force.


Red Rocks Park has long been an attraction to dinosaurs, ancient tribes and settlers, industrial businessmen, architects, geologists, nonprofit organizations and music lovers of all kinds – dinosaurs included! Over millennia of geologic forces combined with money donated from Cosmopolitan magazine founder John Brisben Walker and Denver parks manager George Cranmer who employed young men through federal work relief programs of the New Deal (work relief) to build this venue in 1936 by Burnham Hoyt (design of Red Rocks Park was designed in 1936).

Today, this venue offers much more than just live performances; it now hosts events like Yoga on the Rocks and Film on the Rocks that combine live concerts with drive-in movie screenings; these and other unique experiences await at this historic landmark.

Music has always been the star attraction at The Royal Albert Hall; from Fab Four’s inaugural show there in 1964 to U2’s famed 1983 performance of their Sunday Bloody Sunday video, musicians have long taken advantage of its exceptional acoustics. Notable acts have graced this stage over its history; pop-culture icons have even left their mark by signing its walls backstage service tunnel!

Getting There

No matter if this will be your first or sixth visit to Red Rocks, arriving early and prepared is key for an enjoyable concert experience. Make sure that you bring along any merchandise from past Red Rocks concerts you might own as well as tickets as soon as the venue opens up for concert seating seating – otherwise long lines could develop quickly when doors open for seating!

Take note of your elevation at 6,500 feet; be mindful to drink responsibly (designated drivers or alternative transportation options are recommended), and dispose of waste properly at the designated receptacles so as to preserve this natural wonder for future music fans.

Once the show has ended, take some time to explore the park or trails or visit the museum – there’s so much going on at this world-famous attraction that there could be another performance by your favorite musician on stage! You never know!


Red Rocks’ legendary acoustics and natural beauty draw music lovers from across genres to concerts here, whether they are experiencing their first show there or returning often – either way, seeing one will leave lifelong memories.

Your ticket will provide information regarding whether an event is General Admission or has assigned seating. Since this varies for every show, be sure to double-check and ensure you have purchased appropriate tickets for your experience.

Before the show begins, many concertgoers enjoy tailgating in the parking lots. The area surrounding the amphitheatre is bustling with food vendors selling pizza, chips and Philly cheesesteaks – not forgetting your cooler filled with cold drinks and water as this venue sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet! Alcohol may be consumed responsibly but be sure to stay hydrated as altitude makes you dehydrate quickly!

Getting Around

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre’s open-air amphitheater brings people from all walks of life together: dinosaurs, ancient tribesmen, settlers, Civilian Conservation Corps workers, architects Burnham Hoyt & Stanley Morse as well as local residents and music lovers have made memories here over time.

If you’re attending a concert at Red Rocks, there are multiple transportation options to consider. Shuttle services provide round-trip transport from various pick-up points around Denver area and transport concert-goers directly to and from Red Rocks.

Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber offer additional ways to reach and depart Red Rocks; both have designated pick-up and drop-off spots in Lower South Lot 2 prior to and following shows.

Make the experience memorable by booking a private transportation service for your group. These companies typically provide luxury vehicles and amenities, as well as dedicated drivers throughout your journey – providing an extra level of peace-of-mind while enjoying the show itself!