Red Rocks Amphitheatre Officially Named A National Historic Landmark
The breathtakingly beautiful Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre just entered the history books. It was announced yesterday that Red Rocks and the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, located in Morrison, CO just outside of Denver, has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior.
“Anyone who’s seen a concert under a star-filled Rocky Mountain night or hiked through the awe inspiring landscape to the CCC Camp can attest to the reverence you feel by just being there. Not only is Red Rocks the jewel of our Mountain Parks System and the premier amphitheatre in the country, it now holds a well-earned iconic status in the storied history of the United States.” - Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Red Rocks Amphitheatre has played host to concerts from some of the biggest names in music from all over the world. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix used to play there back in the 60s. Jethro Tull put on a legendary performance there back in the 70s which led to the infamous "Riot at Red Rocks." U2 and Depeche Mode played there in the 80s, and Widespread Panic held massive concerts there in the 90s.
Just a couple of weeks ago EDM.com threw our annual Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks, featuring headlining performances from Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Flosstradamus, Kaskade, Datsik and Benny Benassi, among may other talented performers.
Other recent memorable EDM events at Red Rocks include Bassnectar, Excision, Tipper with visuals by Android Jones, Zeds Dead, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, and one particularly special BoomBox show in the snow.
If you consider yourself a fan of music, a Red Rocks show is bucket list.