Tucked away near Morrison, Colorado, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most famous venues in America. It’s known for the unique rock formations that surround the audience and stage, as well as the great skyline view of Denver. Red Rocks can hold nearly 10,000 people on its biggest nights. It’s no surprise that a trip to Red Rocks makes the bucket list of many music fans because it truly delivers an unforgettable concert experience regardless of the genre.
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The surrounding rock gives Red Rocks nearly perfect natural acoustics. Decades of fans have journeyed to this famed venue to see legends like the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix play.
Builders of Red Rocks Amphitheatre broke ground in 1936 and was finished in 1941, though the area hosted concerts on a temporary platform several decades prior.
In 1927, the City of Denver purchased the land from a man named John Brisben Walker for a total of $54,133 or roughly $737,000 adjusted for inflation.
If you’re wanting to check out Red Rocks for yourself, concerts take place on a regular basis. It’s also open daily to people that come for stair sprints, yoga, and general sightseeing.
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