[UPDATE 3/30/21]: Tuesday brought with it the announcement music fans across the country had been waiting for as organizers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre announced the venue will reopen to limited capacity crowds. In a tweet sent on Tuesday afternoon, it was revealed that the iconic Morrison, CO amphitheater will reopen with state approval for a maximum of 2,500 people at a time—roughly one-quarter of the venue’s full capacity.
This was quickly followed up with the first new show announcement of 2021, which came in the form of a two-night Lotus run on April 23rd and 24th. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. MT via AXS and Live Nation here. This latest announcement comes a week after Joe Russo’s Almost Dead canceled a scheduled June 4th Red Rocks show.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre will open, with State approval, at a capacity of 2,500 people! You should see announcements soon 👀
— Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre (@RedRocksCO) March 30, 2021
[2/5/21]: As COVID-19 vaccination distribution gets underway across the United States, music fans are ever-vigilant for signs of hope for the summer concert season. On Friday night, Red Rocks Amphitheatre delivered a beacon of hope with an Instagram post stating that organizers are working “to plan for a variety of scenarios this summer.”
The 2020 concert season at the famed Morrison, CO venue was almost entirely postponed to 2021. While most of those rescheduled dates still stand, the venue noted that “reduced capacity early in the season may mean some artists reschedule or cancel shows, so we anticipate some movement in the calendar ahead.” Organizers also noted that it is still too early to tell what the summer will bring and that this planning “will be a rolling process with many factors based on our community’s progress in driving down Covid numbers.”
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, along with Denver Performing Arts Complex and McNichols Civic Center, were all closed indefinitely in October by Denver Arts & Venues, the firm that operates the venues for the city and county of Denver. The website for Red Rocks Amphitheatre still shows that the rescheduled concerts are set to begin in April, but those dates are subject to change as the pandemic develops.
See the full statement from Red Rocks Amphitheatre below.
Welcome to 2021, Red Rocks fans!
All of us at Red Rocks are excited to see what 2021 will bring as we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic. As you know, Covid-19 severely impacted the 2020 season and many of last year’s events were rescheduled to 2021 dates. The Red Rocks team is currently working with our promoter partners – the ones who book the shows – to plan for a variety of scenarios this summer. While it’s too early to forecast attendance numbers, we understand that reduced capacity early in the season may mean some artists reschedule or cancel shows, so we anticipate some movement in the calendar ahead. This will be a rolling process with many factors based on our community’s progress in driving down Covid numbers.
Our team is collaborating with City and State officials to track Covid figures and plan for and implement the protocols required for fans to gather safely. For the latest updates, be sure to sign up for our Red Rocks newsletter (redrocksonline.com/signup) and visit our website for up-to-date calendar listings and information. We will continue to share news and safety protocols as we have them and we look forward to seeing you soon!