[UPDATE 2/5/21]: In a social media post, Red Rocks commented on the status of its 2021 concert schedule which, as it stands, is comprised predominantly of rescheduled 2020 shows. Read the update below.

[1/7/21]: As dawn breaks on the year 2021, things are looking more hopeful for the live concert industry than last year. Vaccines are being distributed across the United States as thousands of venues are finally able to apply for federal assistance thanks to the Save Our Stages provision in the latest stimulus package.

While the picture remains unclear, there are plenty of venues with dates on the books for 2021—mostly those rescheduled from 2020 when the timeline of the pandemic was, in general, widely underestimated. Take Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for example. The famous venue has a full slate of shows on its calendar for its 2021 season, which typically begins in April, from rescheduled 2020 shows alone. As we know all too well, however, no dates are set in stone in the age of the coronavirus.

The iconic Morrison, CO amphitheater and its operating agency, Denver Arts & Venues, have yet to announce “official” plans for approaching Red Rocks’ concert season, which typically begins in April. In October, Denver Arts & Venues made the decision to close all of its venues until further notice. This included Red Rocks, Denver Performing Arts Complex, and McNichols Civic Center and came with part-time or full-time furlough of all of the production firm’s employees. Following that announcement, which came at the beginning of September, artists jumped at the opportunity to perform at Red Rocks before it shut down for the season. September saw greatly reduced-capacity concerts from Andy Frasco, who made his debut at the venue, as well as socially-distanced shows from Lotus and Nathaniel Rateliff. Billy Strings also squeezed in a fan-less show before the venue closed.

Of the many artists listed on the schedule for this year, notably absent is Widespread Panic. This past year marked the first time since 2012 that the Athens, GA-bred jam outfit didn’t play Red Rocks, with the June 28th–30th, 2019 run signaling the band’s 60th–62nd consecutive sold-out shows. While this schedule of concerts isn’t set in stone—and fans should note is subject to change in response to the pandemic—2021 may join 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2020 as the only years that Widespread Panic has not returned to Red Rocks following its 1996 headlining debut at the venue. That said, the band’s usual Red Rocks weekend (the last weekend in June) does not yet have a show scheduled, so an announcement could easily come later.

For tickets and more information on the 2021 schedule of concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, head over to the venue’s website. Scroll down to see a full rundown of shows currently on the books.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Red Rocks had announced its official 2021 concert schedule. That is not the case. The list of dates cited in the Out There Colorado report published on Wednesday references the existing list of rescheduled shows from the Red Rocks website, not a new announcement. Red Rocks and Denver Arts & Venues, the city agency that operates Red Rocks and other venues, have yet to announce an official plan for the 2021 season with regard to the pandemic, and the rescheduled dates remain subject to change as the COVID-19 picture develops.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2021 Concert Schedule

Friday, April 16th, 5:00 PM – Ganja White Night
Saturday, April 17th, 5:00 PM – Ganja White Night
Sunday, April 18th, 5:00 PM – Ganja White Night
Friday, April 23rd, 5:00 PM – Galantis and 3Lau with Mat Zo, KLO
Friday, April 30th, 7:00 PM – Trevor Hall/Citizen Cope with Rising Appalachia
Thursday, May 6th, 7:00 PM – Hippie Sabotage with Two Feet, Sebastian Paul
Friday, May 7th, 7:00 PM – Brantley Gilbert with Chase Rice, Brandon Lay
Saturday, May 8th, 7:00 PM – Brantley Gilbert with Chase Rice, Brandon Lay
Sunday, May 9th, 8:00 PM – Die Antwoord 2021
Tuesday, May 11th, 8:00 PM – Russ with Benny The Butcher, Bia, and Rugus
Saturday, May 15th, 4:00 PM – Global Dub Festival, Liquid Stranger, Subtronics, and special guest Herobust
Sunday, May 30th, 6:00 PM – Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Ben Harper, The Innocent Criminals
Wednesday, June 2nd, 8:00 PM – Lord Huron with Black Pumas
Thursday, June 3rd, 8:00 PM – Lord Huron with Black Pumas
Friday, June 4th, 7:30 PM – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Saturday, June 5th, 7:00 PM – Michael Franti & Spearhead with Galactic featuring Anjelika
Sunday, June 6th, 6:30 PM – Stick Figure with very special guests
Thursday, June 10th, 8:00 PM – Brit Floyd
Friday, June 11th, 7:30 PM – The Revivalists with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Neal Francis
Saturday, June 12th, 7:00 PM – Big Head Todd and The Monsters with Violent Femmes
Tuesday, June 15th, 8:00 PM – Glass Animals with Denzel Curry
Wednesday, June 16th, 8:00 PM – Glass Animals with Denzel Curry
Thursday, June 17th, 6:30 PM – An Evening With Chicago and Their Greatest Hits
Tuesday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM – Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Wednesday, June 23rd, 6:30 PM – Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine
Thursday, July 1st, 7:00 PM – Dirty Heads with G. Love & Special Sauce
Friday, July 2nd, 5:00 PM – Zeds Dead
Saturday, July 3rd, 5:00 PM – Zeds Dead
Wednesday, July 7th, 7:00 PM – Lindsey Stirling with Kiesza, MAKO
Friday, July 9th, 7:30 PM – The Avett Brothers with G. Love & Special Sauce
Saturday, July 10th, 7:30 PM – The Avett Brothers with Rachael & Vilray
Sunday, July 11th, 6:30 PM – The Avett Brothers with Mark Lenagan
Monday, July 12th, 7:00 PM – Rainbow Kitten Surprise with Mt. Joy
Tuesday, July 13th, 7:00 PM – Rainbow Kitten Surprise with Mt. Joy
Thursday, July 15th, 7:00 PM – Trampled by Turtles / Caamp
Monday, July 19th, 7:30 PM – Kaleo with Matt Maeson and Belle Mt.
Wednesday, July 21st, 7:00 PM – Foreigner
Thursday, July 22nd, 8:00 PM – David Gray
Friday, July 23rd, 8:00 PM – STS9 with Shpongle, MIZE
Saturday, July 24th, 8:00 PM – STS9 with Tycho DJ Set, Chrome Sparks
Sunday, July 25th, 7:00 PM – Colorado Symphony & Chorus Perform: Beethoven 9
Monday, July 26th, 7:00 PM – Halsey with blackbear and PVRIS
Tuesday, July 27th, 7:00 PM – Halsey with blackbear and PVRIS
Wednesday, July 28th, 7:00 PM – Goo Goo Dolls with Lifehouse, Forest Black
Friday, July 30th, 6:30 PM – Tedeschi Trucks Band with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Gabe Dixon
Saturday, July 31st, 6:30 PM – Tedeschi Trucks Band with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Gabe Dixon
Sunday, August 1st, 7:00 PM – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit with Lucinda Williams
Thursday, August 5th, 7:00 PM – Dermot Kennedy: Without Fear Tour with Bishop Briggs, Mallrat
Friday, August 8th, 8:00 PM – Joe Bonamassa
Saturday, August 9th, 8:00 PM – Joe Bonamassa
Tuesday, August 10th, 7:00 PM – Wilco & Sleater-Kinney
Wednesday, August 11th, 7:30 PM – Rufus Du Sol
Thursday, August 12th, 7:30 PM – Rufus Du Sol
Saturday, August 14th, 6:00 PM – Slightly Stoopid with Pepper, Common Kings, Don Carlos
Sunday, August 15th, 4:00 PM – Slightly Stoopid with Citizen Cope, Fortunate Youth, The Hip Abduction
Thursday, August 19th, 8:00 PM – “1964” The Tribute
Friday, August 26th, 7:30 PM – Big Wild with Bob Moses (Club Set), Crooked Colours, Mild Minds
Saturday, August 21st, 2:00 PM – Reggae on the Rocks with Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Inner Circle, The Green, Israel Vibration, Keznamdi, Judge Roughneck, DJ Mackle
Sunday, August 22nd, 2:00 PM – Reggae on the Rocks with Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Third World, The Green, Mykal Rose, Keznamdi, Judge Roughneck, DJ Mackle
Monday, August 23rd, 7:30 PM – A Special Evening of Music with Nathaniel Rateliff
Tuesday, August 24th, 7:30 PM – A Special Evening of Music with Nathaniel Rateliff
Thursday, August 26th, 6:30 PM – Louis The Child
Friday, August 27th, 6:30 PM – Louis The Child
Sunday, August 29th, 8:00 PM – The Black Crowes
Monday, August 30th, 8:00 PM – The Black Crowes
Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 PM – Rezz with Rusko Lucii, Champagne Dip, Meso, sfam
Friday, September 3rd, 6:00 PM – Rezz with Lo, Golden Features, Ivy Lab, X&G, Sara Landry
Sunday, September 5th, 4:00 PM – Kidz Bop World Tour 2021
Monday, September 6th, 7:00 PM – Maren Morris with James Arthur
Tuesday, September 7th, 8:00 PM – Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
Wednesday, September 9th, 8:00 PM – Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
Saturday, September 11th, 7:00 PM – Brandi Carlile with The Colorado Symphony, Tanya Tucker
Sunday, September 12th, 6:00 PM – Brandi Carlile with The Colorado Symphony, Tanya Tucker
Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00 PM – Alison Wonderland
Friday, September 17th, 7:00 PM – Greensky Bluegrass with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Saturday, September 18th, 7:00 PM – Greensky Bluegrass with Circles Around the Sun
Sunday, September 19th, 5:30 PM – Greensky Bluegrass with Railroad Earth
Thursday, September 23rd, 7:30 PM – Get The Led Out
Friday, September 24th, 6:00 PM – Rowdytown IX: Gigantic Nghtmre with GoldFish, Covex
Saturday, September 25th, 6:00 PM – Rowdytown IX: Gigantic Nghtmre with Peekaboo, slenderbodies, Dreamers Delight
Sunday, September 26th, 7:00 PM – Lake Street Drive with special guests the Wood Brothers
Monday, September 27th, 7:30 PM – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sunday, October 3rd, 7:00 PM – Mandolin Orange with The Tallest Man on Earth, Bonny Light Horseman
Tuesday, October 5th, 7:00 PM – Heilung
Sunday, October 10th, 6:30 PM – Opiuo and Clozee with LSDREAM, Of The Trees, K+L
Monday, October 11th, 7:00 PM – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard with Leah Senior
Tuesday, October 12th, 7:00 PM – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard with Leah Senior

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[H/T Out There Colorado]