Red Rocks Amphitheater

17598 W. Alameda Pkwy.

Red Rocks is a very unique theatre. It was naturally created when the rocks raised up to form the walls of the amphitheater. The theater is located in Morrison, Colorado. In 1927, the city of Denver purchased this space for $54,133. This particular theater could seat up to about 9,500 fans! John Brisben Walker wanted artists to perform here because the acoustics are incredible. Many big time artists have played at this venue and it continues to be a huge landmark of Colorado today.


written by Kathryn Gaskin



Joan Baez performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Joan Baez performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater in the summer of 1964 a few years after her Time magazine cover launched her into stardom. The store was also a year after performing at the March on Washington with Bob Dylan in 1963, which was one of her first major activist events.  She was beginning to make quite a name for herself, and was shifting the role musicians played in politics.  Her show at Red Rocks was also around the same time that the Beatles also played the venue, which even further legitimized her importance to the music scene.   Written by: Kaleigh Coleman

The Beatles at Red Rocks

The Beatles were a unique band to hit Red Rocks because they were not an American Band. On August 26, 1964, The Beatles made their debut at Red Rocks. The year 1964 was The Beatles North American Tour. It was their second time in the United States. There were about 7,000 people in attendance at this concert. Red Rocks was the sixth stop on their tour. Red Rocks Amphitheater is also one of four venues that are still operating today.   -written by Kathryn Gaskin


The Eagles at Red Rocks

The Eagles appeared at Red Rocks Amphitheater. They were performing at the theater in 1975. By performing at Red Rocks, it means that this band was starting to get very well known because that particular venue is very large. Colorado was the first place that the Eagles felt like a real band which has made the connection with Colorado so strong. Glenn Frey always wore his University of Colorado t-shirt when he performed. Many band members bought houses in Aspen because Colorado felt like a home to them.   -written by Kathryn Gaskin

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