If you’re a Denver resident, a trip to Red Rocks should definitely be on your summer bucket list! Whether you have been before or not, it is the best way to enjoy a summer concert (or movie, or workout) and truly take in what our beautiful state has to offer.
A little bit of background on Red Rocks-
Date Opened: June 15, 1941
Amphitheatre Seating Capacity: 9,525
Elevation: 6,450 ft
Red Rocks Mountain Park size: 738 acres
National Historic Landmark: 2015
Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air amphitheater that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance. The dramatic sandstone monoliths serve as a history book of animal and plant life in the area for the past 250 million years. As spectators gaze at the towering red sandstone rocks, they view the ancient tales of prehistoric times.
The area of Red Rocks, originally known as the Garden of Angels, has attracted the attention of musical performers since before the turn of the century. The majestic setting of the amphitheater, along with the panoramic view of Denver, makes for a breathtaking scene.
For the entire 2018 summer concert line-up, visit the Red Rocks events calendar here.
Yoga on the Rocks takes place most Saturday mornings at 7 am. What a great way to start your weekend out right. Check the calendar here to find a date that works for you!
The Denver Film Society presents Film on the Rocks 8 times throughout the summer. Tickets are $15. Music starts at 7 pm and the movie begins at dusk. Here’s the full line-up:
Film on the Rocks 2018 Summer Schedule
Tuesday, May 15 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Monday, June 4 – 10 Things I Hate About You
Monday, June 11 – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Monday, June 18 – Heathers
Monday, July 9 – The Big Lebowski
Monday, July 23 – Happy Gilmore
Tuesday, August 7 – The Goonies
Monday, August 31 – Black Panther
People all over the country have this gorgeous venue on their bucket lists! So take advantage of your close proximity and get yourself up to Red Rocks this summer. You won’t regret it!