10 Things That Make Red Rocks the Most Amazing Venue on the Planet

10 Things That Make Red Rocks the Most Amazing Venue on the Planet

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If you live in or near Denver, or just love music, you’ve probably seen a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Listening to your favorite music with great friends, against the backdrop of the Colorado sky, is a memory many of us share.

Although having concerts played here since 1906, Red Rocks as we know it today wasn’t officially finished until 1941. The city of Denver purchased it from John Brisben Walker in 1927 and after construction began in 1936, it still took 5 years for it to be completed.

Here at RMG Engineers and Architects, we really appreciate the amazing geotechnical and structural engineering that went into making Red Rocks Amphitheater what it is today. It’s construction truly was a wonderful venture that not only created jobs for unemployed men during the great depression but created a place for Coloradans and all Americans to be proud of for decades to come.

There is more to Red Rocks than just these 10 things. There’s more to it than being an amazing engineering feat. Red Rocks is a place that Coloradans hold dear to their hearts. It is a place that makes them feel proud of where they live. John Hickenlooper, current Governor of Colorado, calls Red Rocks “a true icon for Colorado”.

In 2015 Red Rocks was named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This was an accomplishment made possible by a 14-year effort by the nonprofit Friends of Red Rocks, a label held by 25 locations in Colorado.

Red Rocks Amphitheater is more than just a place, it is an experience. You can’t just take someone’s word on what it feels like to be surrounded by the red sandstone and the perfect acoustics that result from them, you have to be there. You have to feel it for yourself. It’s a feeling that almost all Coloradans know. And it’s one that they are proud of and love to share.

What’s YOUR favorite thing about Red Rocks? Let us know in the comments below!

2 replies
  1. Vic Vance
    Vic Vance says:

    1. Dressing room back wall is natural red rock.
    2. Widespread Panic has the most consecutive sell outs at Red Rocks.
    3. When the Beatles played Red Rocks they did not sell out.
    4. Security workers at Red Rocks are the best at any venue at doing their job politely. Some dance.

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