GOLDEN – Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a sacred place for musical moments. And now it’s having its own moment by celebrating its 75th anniversary with spectacular concerts throughout 2016. The naturally formed, world-famous outdoor music venue west of Denver is the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. Throughout 2016, the amphitheater is celebrating its anniversary with special concerts and events. Red Rocks is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, natural acoustics and ambience, as well as its awe inspiring hiking and biking trails.
Recently named to the National Historic Register and celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, Red Rocks is a world-famous outdoor concert and recreation venue some 300 million years in the making. Every artist who makes it to Red Rocks knows that they’re on hallowed ground as they pass through a secret tunnel, smattered with signatures of those who proceeded them, beneath the stage. And that energy rubs off on the audience in a way that makes every Red Rocks show special.
And like the artists who spend a lifetime developing their craft, Red Rocks as a music venue came about slowly. Its sandstone walls rose from a prehistoric ocean floor 300 million years ago. From then on, it was shaped by eons of freezing and thawing, rain and wind. The amphitheater is anchored by two mighty monoliths, Ship Rock to the south and Creation Rock to the north, perched in the foothills beneath the Continental Divide.
The free Visitor Center at Red Rocks also features interactive educational displays, a short film on the geologic and musical history of Red Rocks and delicious food at Ship Rock Grille. The park is open daily. The extensive Summer Concert Series, Film on the Rocks and event schedules can be found online.
Visit redrocksonline.com or call 720-865-2494 for more information and to find a complete schedule of concert dates.
Celebrate Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s 75th Anniversary at Hotel Teatro
Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which has hosted U2, James Taylor and The Eagles, and was recognized by USA Today as the most Instagrammed spot in the state, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year! Red Rocks is not only known as a world-class outdoor music venue, but also as a popular destination for locals to partake in Yoga on the Rocks and enjoy hiking trails.
Denver’s boutique Hotel Teatro is celebrating the anniversary with two Red Rocks packages, which encourage guests to explore Red Rocks like locals do – one tailored to music lovers, and the Red Rocks Recharge Package, tailored to fitness fanatics. Ten percent of each package booked will go to Preserve the Rocks, a fund of the City and County of Denver dedicated to education, restoration and preservation in and around Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Red Rocks Rock Package: Stay with Hotel Teatro for any of the 2016 concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail at the Barrel Bar prior to departing; early arrival to the park to view the lauded Colorado Music Hall of Fame; private transfer to and from Red Rocks; and a late check out the next day of 2 p.m. Rates start at $559.
Rock Out at Red Rocks and the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
In honor of Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s 75th anniversary, the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel and its new American cuisine restaurant, range, are offering guests packages to complete their tailgating experiences in one of the world’s most sought-after venues.
Red Rocks Tailgate Package: Stay with the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel for any of the 2016 concerts or Film on the Rocks series at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and bring along two packed lunches or dinners from range in a soft cooler bag; two cans of local craft beer; two Red Rocks seat cushions; and a package of glow sticks to light up an unforgettable night.
The Lottery’s newest Scratch ticket is being served on the Rocks.
This week, the Lottery launched a new $2 Red Rocks Riches Scratch ticket, which features four scenes of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. The Lottery, as part of its ongoing partnership with Red Rocks, released the game to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the iconic landmark. The new ticket has Top Prizes of $20,000 and is sold at all of the Lottery’s more than 3,000 retailers.
And don’t throw away your second chance! Red Rocks Riches players with non-winning tickets will also have several Second-Chance Drawing opportunities. The Lottery is offering five weekly drawings starting April 5 and a sixth Grand Prize drawing to be held on May 10. Prizes will be as follows:
Weekly drawing winners – One winner each week will receive two (2) tickets to one event of winner’s choice at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during the 2016 Red Rocks season and fifty (50) Red Rocks Riches Scratch tickets.
Grand Prize drawing winner – One winner will receive four (4) tickets to one event of winner’s choice at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during the 2016 Red Rocks season, one (1) Red Rocks 75th Anniversary merchandise gift pack, one (1) Ship Rock Grille $50 gift card, and fifty (50) Red Rocks Riches Scratch tickets.
Ticket availability is limited to publicly-ticketed events only. For more information, visit https://www.coloradolottery.com/GAMES/SCRATCH/DRAWING-DETAILS/pid/128