Red Rock Amphitheatre
Enjoying live music with friends and those you love is an experience that everyone should be intentional about regularly having. There is something about being gathered with some people you know and many others that you do not, listening to music that you all love. This common denominator, music that you all enjoy, is one surefire way to feel more connected to the world and those around you.
That connection to the world can even be amplified by the location or atmosphere of the concert you are attending. Architects and designers worldwide have done their best to create concert venues and amphitheaters that add to the live music experience but are something to experience on their own. These types of concert venues and amphitheaters make something that would have already been an uplifting, enjoyable experience into something otherworldly entirely.
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A Place To Hear Live Music Amongst the Red Rocks
One of the prize amphitheaters and concert venues in the United States was created to amplify the live concert experience, but instead of constructing something out of artificial materials, it was decided to construct the amphitheater right into the middle of the natural, organic environment that was decided for the location. The Red Rocks Amphitheater is a sight to see whether you are attending a Red Rocks concert in the evening or not.
The venue, planting straight into the middle of the Red Rocks in Colorado, has been a highly sought out visitor’s and local’s destination for over 75 years. Whether you are attending a concert or not, this amphitheater is something you do not want to miss. The stage and performance area sits in front of a breathtaking view of an area once regularly called “Garden of the Angels.” Every seat in the 9,000 seat amphitheater has an unobstructed view of the landscape surrounding it. This type of atmosphere was made to be experienced with some of your favorite live music.
The Red Rocks Amphitheater was open to the public in 1941 after construction on the venue began in 1936. Since its installation has seen massive musical guests such as The Beatles, smaller indie bands, and everything in between. The venue is located less than thirty minutes outside of Denver, so if you visit that city or any other part of the state, you should see what events or concerts are happening at the amphitheater. It is well worth the drive.
On non-event days, the venue opens one hour before sunrise. This allows visitors, whether they are planning on attending a concert at the venue or not, the chance to sit and view the sunrise in one of the over 9,000 seats. On these non-event days, the amphitheater closes one hour after sunset, so you can witness the sun going down inside the venue as well. Admission to the amphitheater is free during the days where there are no events taking place.
Outside of the amphitheater, there are other amenities on site. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame also offers free admissions and gives you a look into the history of the musical guests that have visited and performed on the stage over the last 80 years.
If hiking is something you are looking to enjoy multiple times while visiting Colorado, the Red Rocks Trail and Parks are also open to the public and can be visited in tandem with stopping in to see the amphitheater. The trail is just around six miles long, so you could enjoy the trails during the day and stick around for the sunset later in the evening. The trail is open to the public, similar to the amphitheater. On non-event days, it opens one hour before sunrise and closes one hour after sunrise. Dogs are welcome, but be sure to bring your good hiking boots.
Ship Rock Grille
If a sit-down meal is something you would like to enjoy along with a spectacular view of the location, The Ship Rock Grille is open to the public both on the event and non-event days. If you are looking to attend a concert, you can even arrive before the start time and enjoy a pre-show dinner outside on the patio. Reservations are recommended at all times, but especially on concert days. On concert days, once the amphitheater closes to the public, usually around 2 pm, Ship Rock Grille does as well. You could only attend dinner at the grille after 2 pm on a concert day if you are a ticket holder for the event that night. This is true for the visitors center and Colorado Music Hall of Fame as well. If you plan to visit these areas or eat lunch at the grille on a concert day, make plans to arrive before lunch. Calling ahead can help you plan your day well.
Movies & Yoga
Concerts are not the only events that you can attend at the venue. You can come on your own to see the amphitheater during non-Red Rocks concert hours and closings, but the amphitheater hosts gatherings that have nothing to do with music. You can purchase a ticket to watch a film on select evenings at the amphitheater during the summer. Popcorn and concessions are available or purchase at these events. If fitness is something that you regularly participate in, why not attend a sunrise yoga class at Red Rocks? Attending a yoga class alongside thousands of other visitors is something unique and uplifting to experience.
Red Rocks Amphitheater offers concerts and countless other events at its prized location. If you are attending a concert, you will need reliable transportation after the event. There is no public transportation or Uber/Lyft driving available after these events, but Silver Mountain Express can provide you with an affordable, reliable, and luxurious transportation method to and from your music event. Private transportation is a luxury, but it does not have to be out of reach. We offer private transportation to and from locations in the Denver area, including Red Rocks. Let us take care of your transportation so that you can enjoy the evening of live music and fun with your friends and loved ones.