An easy drive from Denver, the venue just underwent a major remodel and expanded its concert options.
The town of Dillon invested around $9.7 million to renovate the venue. Funding came from a variety of sources, including the town’s general fund, a loan, and grants from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Summit County Government and the Summit Foundation.
“The Town of Dillon wanted to retain the character of the amphitheater as an intimate, accessible and friendly venue,” says Dillon’s Marketing and Communications Director Kerstin Anderson. “We have seen music as a driver for tourism and economic vitality, and based on the popularity of the venue, decided to reinvest in the amphitheater in order to provide a great guest experience.”
the Long Run to Grammy-nominated DeVotchKa and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelilc.
The price for all that? Free. But this year the amphitheater added a few ticketed events: On July 17, String Cheese Incident performed the first of two such concerts. The Wicked Divas will play alongside the Colorado Symphony at another ticketed event later this summer.
“We’re not here to compete with Red Rocks, but to support musicians as they come to Colorado,” says Anderson.
For a list of summer concerts, visit the town of Dillon's website.