Attending a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater is the ultimate experience for any concert junkie or music fan. This venue is arguably the most beautiful live music concert venue in the world.
From The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, Red Rocks Amphitheater has hosted thousands of concerts and music royalty since it opened in the early 1900s. Located in the hills of Denver suburb, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater has become one of the most iconic music venues for music fans all over the world. The natural red rock landscape provide near perfect acoustics and a truly unforgettable concert setting.
Red Rocks Amphitheater has long been on our music venue bucket list. Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour gave us the perfect opportunity to check this concert venue off our list.
Needless to say, Sam Hunt and his band absolutely killed it. If you haven’t seen the 15 in a 30 Tour yet, do yourself a favor and get tickets. He has undeniable talent and killer stage presence. He had all 10,000 fans rocking back to back nights at the sold out venue.
We’ve compiled a list of tips for any country music fan planning to attend a concert at this incredible venue.
Health Advisory | Be mindful of the altitude in Colorado if you’re traveling from a different climate. The thin air can cause you to lose your breath faster than normal if you’re not acclimated. This is very important as Red Rocks Amphitheater has dozens, if not hundreds of steps you will have to climb to get to your seat and back to the parking lot. Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water leading up to your trip to Colorado to prevent dehydration.
Travel Tips + Things to Do
- Get there early and give yourself time to explore the venue and take photos. The park does open early in the morning if you want to explore before you get concert ready. Check the official site for park hours.
- Because Red Rocks is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, it can get chilly even in the summer. Be sure to check the weather and bring a light jacket in summer.
- The seats at the venue are long benches and there is no pit at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It’s a little difficult to get in and out of your seat spending on where your seat is. So, if you plan on drinking, be mindful of this when drinking and having to use the restroom.
- The venue has both GA tickets as well as ticketed seating areas for fans. For the Sam Hunt show, the first 12 rows were reserved seats.
- Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking.
- The airport is located about 40 miles from Red Rocks Amphitheater, so consider renting a car or utilizing the Denver light rail.
Denver is one of our favorite cities because there is so much to do! From brewery tours to the outdoors, the Mile High City has it all. Below are some of the sights and restaurants we visited while in Denver.
- Coors Field | Catch a Rockies game! It’s a beautiful baseball park. The area around the ballpark is called Lodo, and is filled with great sports bars and restaurants.
- Coors Brewery | The free tour begins at noon, but the shuttle line to get up to the brewery takes a long time. Plan ahead and get to the shuttle line early to prevent the tour from taking up your entire afternoon. Purses and backpacks are not allowed at Coors. Leave them in your car, or visit the liquor store across the street to rent a locker for $5. If you’ve got some extra time, check out the city of Golden, CO. This quaint little mining town has great restaurants and bars. Rent an inner tube and float down the river that runs through the city if you’re visiting in the summer!
- Lohi | This neighborhood in North Denver has a variety of great restaurants and bars! Have dinner at Lohi Steakbar and be sure to start with the beef cheek and have a filet for dinner paired with one of their craft cocktails. You won’t be disappointed. Lohi is also home to a speakeasy called Williams and Graham. The service is great and the craft cocktails are strong.
- We had brunch at Syrup downtown and boy was it delicious! From the crack bacon to the french toast and bloody Marys, you can’t go wrong having breakfast here.