Red Rocks Amphitheatre has big plans this spring.
The historic, iconic outdoor venue located right outside of Denver may open back up for limited capacity concerts as soon as April.
Red Rocks officials are putting in a request to the state for a COVID-19 variance. If the state of Colorado approves the request, limited capacity shows will start as soon as April.
The Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Twitter account previously shared info in mid-February regarding the current status of the venue. They tweeted that they were working closely with Colorado and Denver officials to submit COVID-19 variance requests in regards to outdoor spaces.
They then followed up to share that they will “help highlight some exciting announcements about concert and entertainment schedules” and specially referred to Red Rock’s 80th anniversary.
Colorado locals are patiently waiting for shows to return at Red Rocks. With the one-year lockdown mark creeping up, fans are anxious to finally see live music again.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre has a total capacity of 9,500. While it might take quite some time to reach this number, the team is hoping to start with far fewer attendees. Without a doubt, social distancing and mask mandates will apply and create a safer environment for concert-goers.
Currently, Colorado capacity laws for entertainment and events fall at Level Blue which allows 175 people. While this is not an ideal number to host a concert, this capacity guideline is for indoor events only. Therefore, Red Rocks officials are hopeful this number can increase for outdoor events.
These in-person events might not look quite like what many are used to due to new COVID-19 safety regulations. However, fans are still excited to hear that Red Rocks is working to bring music back to their beloved venue.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre and EDM Artists
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a special place for fans of any genre of music. However, electronic artists hold a particularly special place in their hearts for this venue.
For example, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flume planned a Red Rocks takeover called Flume and Friends for June of 2020. The event was supposed to take place over three-nights and featured Cashmere Cat, KUCKA, Mura Masa and more.
Louis the Child hosts an annual show each summer at Red Rocks and regularly refers to it as their favorite venue ever.
Here For Now at our favorite venue in the world!!
Register for pre-sale at https://t.co/KjEuCRCulX pic.twitter.com/vOIKYjRM5N
— here for now (@LouisTheChild) February 6, 2020
Additionally, HARD Events hosted HARD Red Rocks Halloween in 2019 with artists such as Gramatik, Kayzo and Ghastly.
While Red Rocks pushing to open is one small step for in-person events, it’s providing hope for Colorado locals and all live music fans.