The iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre sits at a height of 6450 feet above sea level. It is an open-air amphitheatre situated amidst towering rock structures promoting seamless acoustics. It comes as no surprise that it has gained the attention of famous musicians from nearly every genre.
This amphitheatre is one of the best concert venues in the world. Ever since 1911, musicians have been performing in this location. The theatre was constructed in this site between 1936 and 1941. Today it is the nation’s most important outdoor music venue. Check out the website ‘cmhof.org’ for concert schedules and book your tickets.
Is it your first visit to an outdoor concert? Wondering which seats to book to ensure the experience is great? There are 70 rows in the amphitheatre. It can accommodate around 9450 music-lovers. Since the rows are leveled in a steep way, you can enjoy unobstructed views from any row. The acoustics are impeccable wherever you are seated.
- First row view: If you like to get the closest view of the stage, first row would be suitable. You get to see the performance and your favorite performers in close quarters.
- Row 18 view: This is located a quarter of the way away from the stage. You can a full view of the stage and have a great view of the band.
- Row 40 view: It is a little bit more than halfway from the stage. You get the full view of stage.
- Last row view: Being the last row, it is located far from the stage but you’ll be able to witness the full spectacle of the show.
Tips for first-timers:
The amphitheatre is just a 15-mile drive from Denver. Plan to arrive a bit earlier to allow ample time for parking and walking. Weekday traffic is quite heavy and the parking takes a fair chunk of time. You can also make use of Red Rock shuttles available which cost around $25 to $30 for a round trip.
Among the 5 parking lots, the upper lots involve less walking. If you are left with a lower parking lot, there will be uphill hiking involved. Come prepared wearing comfortable shoes.
Things to carry:
There won’t be re-entry. Carry your ticket, cold beverages, snacks, water, hoodie, rain jacket, cash, sunblock, shade and chairs so that you can take some rest after dancing all night.
Attending the concerts here is one-of-a-kind experience. It is a must-visit for every music lover. Soak up in the music under the stars.