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18300 W. Alameda Parkway Morrison, CO 80465 | West Denver Suburbs | 720-865-2494

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The geologically formed natural amphitheater at Red Rocks comprises monolithic red sandstone formations that provide ideal acoustics for outdoor performances each summer. Since opening in 1941, the legendary venue ― the only one of its kind in the world ― has hosted countless national and international acts, from the Beatles to the Police to U2, which filmed and recorded Under a Blood Red Sky here. While concerts are the main draw at Red Rocks in the summer, the venue is open to visitors most days of the year, as is the Ship Rock Grille, located in the Visitor Center at the top of the amphitheater.


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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    SKRILLEX @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8.9.12 See also: - Slideshow: Skrillex at Red Rocks - The bold and the body-painted: In the parking lot with Skrillex fans - Dubstep for Dummies -...
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  • Backbeat: Best Dance Music
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Reviews
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  • Backbeat: Photos
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  • Backbeat: Mile Highlights
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Best Concerts
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  • Music: Feature
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
    See Also: My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks, 8/3/12 - 8/4/12 Having formed in the late '90s, Louisville, Kentucky's My Morning Jacket has continued to evolve over the course of six studio...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    KASKADE @ RED ROCKS | 8.1.12 See Also: - Global Dancers animated GIFs - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - Global Dance Festival's ten most overplayed songs - People of Global Dance...
  • Backbeat: Mile Highlights
    See Also: - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan...
  • Backbeat: Reviews
    FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 7/25/12 See Also: The Walkmen's Peter Bauer: "Skrillex makes me feel like I don't understand what's happening" Funneled through the...
  • Backbeat: Music News
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  • Backbeat: Mile Highlights
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
    See Also: - Review: Florence + the Machine at Red Rocks, 7/25/12 - The Walkmen at Wells Fargo Theatre with Florence + the Machine, 7/26/12 The Walkmen's first album, Everyone Who...
  • Backbeat: Best of Denver
    See Also: - Denver's ten biggest hipster bars - Boulder's five biggest hipster bars - Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark - Denver's ten best karaoke bars The green room is a...
  • Backbeat: Lists
    As dance music fans, it seems like nowadays we're all just waiting for the inevitable drop, the part of the song that the entire track builds up to, the climax of the tune that sends all...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    What was launched more than a dozen years ago by KTCL as Rave on the Rocks and later came to be known as the Weekend of E has since evolved into a three-day electronic festival. Global again...
  • Backbeat: Lists
    See Also: - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - People of Global Dance Festival 2012 - People of Global Dance Festival 2011 - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became...
  • Backbeat: Lists
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  • Backbeat: Survival Guide
    See Also: - Global Dance Festival 2012 tip sheet: The twenty must-see acts - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became mainstream - Show us your best rage face and win a pair of...
  • Backbeat: Survival Guide
    See Also: - Global Dance Festival 2012 Survival Guide - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became mainstream - Show us your best rage face and win a pair of tickets to GDF - 50...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    Update (7/20/12): Contest is over. Congrats to Thad McCauley. You and a guest will be our guests this weekend at all three shows. Thanks to everybody else for the entries. See Also: - 50...
  • Music: Featured Stories
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  • Backbeat: Mile Highlights
    See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey,...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    See Also: - Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys at Red Rocks, 7/18/12 - The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris - The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
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  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    Truth is definitely stranger than fiction -- especially when it's all gussied-up in a bridesmaid's dress. In honor of Bridesmaids, the featured movie at Film on the Rocks tomorrow (the...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Beneficial
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Music: Show Preview
    Crazy the difference a year and a half can make. In the spring of 2011, Foster the People was a little-known quantity making its first trek to Denver for an intimate show at the Walnut Room....
  • Music: Show Preview
    The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. It's part of a search for authenticity when so much pop is heavily synthesized, and...
  • Backbeat: Mile Highlights
    While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
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  • Backbeat: Music News
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 6.16.12 As if the signs plastered all over the Red Rocks weren't enough forewarning, Ghostland Observatory drove the point home of exactly...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Sure, you can watch your favorite movie at home on demand or via your Internet hookup, but that’s small-time. If you want to do it a little bigger, check out Film on the Rocks, the...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Show and Tell: Colorado Film
    Some things -- such as the growing trend of fried butter on a stick -- are surreal in a terrible way, while others can be surreal in a fantastic way. Watching movies outdoors definitely...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    See Also: With the help of a psychic, legendary promoter Barry Fey reconnects with some old friends (Tommy Bolin and Jimi Hendrix) and one bitter adversary (Bill Graham) at Red Rocks A...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    Keith "Scramble" Campbell's studio moves around: sometimes it's at the Five Points Jazz Festival, sometimes at the Fox Theatre and other times it's at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In fact,...
  • Backbeat: Best Dance Music
    There's some ridiculous talent in town, including Bassnectar at Red Rocks, Julius Papp at Bar Standard, and there's also some dope parties, including the inaugural Full Moon Gathering of...
  • Music: Show Preview
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    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the first time the Grateful Dead played...
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    THE SHINS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/29/12 Fewer than thirty seconds into their set and the Shins already needed a do-over. Playing Red Rocks could make any band nervous, but its grip...
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    LMFAO @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.28.12 The long climb up the stairs at Red Rocks seems even longer when those stairs are littered with party rockers, all of whom seem too tired to...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    The movies for the 2012 Film on the Rocks summer lineup at Red Rocks Amphitheatre -- many of them picked by the people, for the people -- were announced Friday night, and don't blame the...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.18.12 Barely half way through the show and still awaiting the headlining acts, Red Rocks Amphitheatre was absolutely blowing up with the...
  • Backbeat: OMFG!WTF?
    In 1986, one man took to a Judas Priest concert with a video camera to document the mayhem prior to a real rock and roll show. The video, aptly titled "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" became a...
  • Backbeat: Survival Guide
    See Also: - The people of Global Dub Fest (slide show) - Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly minted dubstep fans (infographic) - Video: Welcome to the Dubstep Parking Lot - Review:...
  • Backbeat: Best Dance Music
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  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
    Update: Two corrections have been made: Tropic Thunder is now the only June 18 film, and viewers can vote on which film they'd like to see on July 16. It's finally here. The 2012 Film On...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Summertime movie-and-music night Film on the Rocks, put on each year by the Denver Film Society, released its schedule tonight at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. For a full rundown of the...
  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Backbeat: Survival Guide
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Last month, rocker Ted Nugent drew Secret Service scrutiny when he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,"...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for a three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater that kicks off on Friday, September 21. Pre-sale tickets ($55-$60) go on sale this Monday, April...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Last year, Cake celebrated its twentieth anniversary and released its six full-length, Showroom of Compassion, on its own Upbeat Records imprint. Touring in support of the album, Cake stops...
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    Jason Mraz is coming to Red Rocks on Monday, September 24, as part of his tour in support of his forthcoming album, Love is a Four Letter Word, due out Tuesday, April 17. Philadelphia-based...
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    After a stellar show at Fillmore in January in support of its latest release, The Whole Love, Wilco returns to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday, June 22 (with Punch...
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    Over the last decade, 311 has brought its Unity Tour on the road during the summer with acts like Snoop Dogg, the Offspring, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, the Wailers and the Roots. This...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14. Hot on the heels of its show at the Fillmore a few weeks ago, we've received word that the band will be returning to...
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    Crosby, Stills and Nash returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 21. After wrapping up dates down under and in South America, the classic rock trio will be returning to Red Rocks...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Just announced: Pretty Lights at Red Rocks for back-to-back shows on Friday, August 17, and Saturday, August 18. Hold on to your flat-bills, dance-music aficionados: Colorado will catch the...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Norah Jones, who debuted songs from her forthcoming album at SXSW last week, kicks off her North American summer tour in June in Indianaplolis and wraps it up at Red Rocks on Thursday,...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Update 3/20/12: Great news if you missed out on getting tickets to Bassnectar's sold out show at Red Rocks on Saturday, June 2. Another date has been added on Friday, June 1! Tickets go on...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Hope you have your dancing shoes. You're going to need them for this pair of back-to-back shows at Red Rocks this summer. Fresh off their stint at this year's edition of the SnowBall Music...
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    The legendary B.B. King teams up with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for a night of blues at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 30. The 86-year-old King averages 125 concerts a year and has logged in...
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    On the heels of its Winter Carnival at 1STBANK Center this time last year, String Cheese Incident will be returning to Red Rocks this summer for a three night stand that kicks off on...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
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  • Backbeat: This Just In
    New country fans must be beside themselves with glee right now. So far, this summer is shaping up to be quite a memorable one. In addition to looking forward to Denver stop of Tim McGraw and...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Bonnie Raitt is set to release Slipstream, her first album in seven years, on April 10 on her new Redwing Records imprint. Afterward, the singer/guitarist is slated to hit the road in...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Get your track pads and refresh buttons ready, electro-heads! Exclusive three-day passes for the 2012 Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater are about to go on sale. This...
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    ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS @ RED ROCKS | 1/27/12 Under a star-speckled sky and with freezing temperatures, Atmosphere delivered a greatest hits compilation at Red Rocks Amphitheatre...
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    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories...
  • Backbeat: Survival Guide
    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, the first ever winter concert at Red Rocks is about to go down, and we wanted to hook you up with some tips for, uh, weathering the elements. With light...
  • Music: Featured Stories
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  • Backbeat: Contests
    Update 1/27/12: Contest is over. Congratulations to our winner, Drew Rotman. Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets. Thanks to everybody else for the entries! To...
  • Backbeat: Hearsay
    While there have been a few Red Rocks show announced for next summer, including Foster the People (July 3) and Big Head Todd & the Monsters (June 7), a few tribute shows have also been added...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Crazy how much difference a year can make. This past March, Foster the People was a little-known quantity in the music world making its first trek to Denver for an intimate show at the...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks 2012: Okay, so scratch Z-Trip and Yelawolf from the bill (turns out, that was just a rumor), but keep Atmosphere and Grieves and add Common, Budo and Get...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Break out the tie-dye hoodie and slip a pair of socks on with those Birkenstocks: Furthur is closing out the 2011 concert season at Red Rocks with a trio of shows this weekend. Like bottles...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Music: Show Preview
    If you've already got your ticket to see Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Red Rocks this Saturday, September 10, you might want to get there early to catch the opener, too. LTJ Bukem is an...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Lists
    Showing support for your favorite band, singer or DJ used to be as simple as wearing their T-shirt to the show, even if meant you were That Guy. Fans of Deadmau5, the Canadian-born DJ born...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    So tonight Deadmau5 is due at Red Rocks with Excision, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero. If you caught Deadmau5's last fall at the Fillmore Auditorium or shortly thereafter within the decidedly more...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The term "DJ" gets thrown around a lot these days, which is why Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) prefers to avoid the term altogether. The Toronto native doesn't use CDs and doesn't play other...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE at RED ROCKS | 8.23.11"There will be a couple of times during this set when yours truly will be sucking wind," Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard proclaimed early...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Backbeat: Photos
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    ATMOSPHERE at RED ROCKS | 08.19.11In case any further evidence is required to bolster the notion that Rhymesayers Entertainment is indeed bigger than guns, behold Exhibit A: the fact that...
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    PRETTY LIGHTS at RED ROCKS | 8/13/11The second sold out night of the Pretty Lights Music showcase was the perfect way to end a hometown run for Derek Vincent Smith, who plays music under the...
  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    THE FLAMING LIPS + PRIMUS at RED ROCKS | 8/3/11"This will probably go down as one of the greatest shows at Red Rocks - ever!" So declared Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne as part of his...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    With her classical training and her background singing country music, Lizzy Allen brings impressive chops to her role in Vitamins, which got its start in Greeley. And tonight at Red Rocks,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    A PERFECT CIRCLE at RED ROCKS | 8/2/11It seems more than a bit paradoxical that A Perfect Circle's frontman prefers to perform in background. With Tool, his primary band, and with A Perfect...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    The Flaming Lips and Primus co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight for a special show. Yes, the Lips are covering Dark Side of The Moon in its entirety, but the band has also asked...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    After Kings of Leon's trainwreck of a show in Dallas over the weekend, it's not all that surprising to hear that the band has canceled the rest of its current tour, including a two night...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    When Pineapple Express was originally scheduled to be screened at Red Rocks a few weeks ago as part of Film on the Rocks, it was canceled due to a lightning storm. Keith Garcia, programming...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Although each of Maynard James Keenan's various projects is informed by hard rock, each is most notable for how it subverts the formula. A former art-school student, Keenan has demonstrated...
  • Music: Featured Stories
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Backbeat: Photos
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    After spending over a decade on hiatus, Soundgarden (playing tonight at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) reunited in 2010, to the open arms of fans new and old, some sticking around since the band's...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Music: Show Preview
    The Sleepy Jackson and Pnau might not ring any bells on this side of the pond, but both outfits are well-known in their home country of Australia — and, it would seem, have very little...
  • Music: Featured Stories
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    THE AVETT BROTHERS at RED ROCKS | 7/9/11Last night at Red Rocks, when Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers -- which he called the one of best bands in the world -- he...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Shortly after forming their band in 2000 in Concord, North Carolina, the Avett Brothers, led by Scott and Seth Avett, released their debut album, and they've seemingly been on tour ever...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    The Glitch Mob at Red Rocks | 7.2.11The Glitch Mob is currently on its largest tour to date. After a few bumps in the road, one actually taking a wheel right off their tour bus while in...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness....
  • Backbeat: Last Night
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    BASSNECTAR at RED ROCKS | 06.18.11"The visuals for the night set a new standard: Revolutionary in regards to illusional perspective and thought-provoking in regard to the propaganda images...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    PETER GABRIEL at RED ROCKS | 06/13/11 The scope of Peter Gabriel's set Monday night seemed entirely appropriate for the size and majesty of Red Rocks. Gabriel showed up in Morrison with a...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
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Best of Award Recipient

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As one of the most influential promoters in the music industry, Barry booked hundreds of shows at Red Rocks, helping to turn the venue into an icon in the music world. Barry’s appreciation for the venue’s natural beauty, and for Colorado’s fans, will always be remembered.

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