Red Rocks Announces First Concerts Since Pandemic Hit
To say that COVID-19 has completely ruined this year's concert season is a gross understatement. All national touring acts have been forced to cancel or postpone their shows across the country, and the only venues allowed to have live music are only able to do so at limited capacity. Despite this, Red Rocks Amphitheater has just announced that it will have a series of concerts this summer.
The concert series, called "Acoustic on the Rocks," will take place from July 29th to August 2nd, featuring performances from the Colorado Symphony. However, these concerts will definitely not be like your average Red Rocks show.
The 9,500 seat venue will only be sitting 175 people per show, with only 20 members of the symphony on stage at a time. In addition, there will be no sound system or microphones, but instead, the musicians will be playing completely unplugged for the crowd.
The symphony will be playing classical music from the likes of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and George Walker, with doors opening at 6:30 pm and shows beginning at 7:30 pm for all of the concerts in the series.
When I lived on the Front Range from 2006 until 2019, there was not a summer that I didn't go to Red Rocks. In fact, I am such a big fan of the amphitheater that for a while, I would make it my goal to go to at least five Red Rocks shows per year.
The concert industry is just one of many industries to be hit hard by COVID-19, but it's nice to see that Red Rocks will not be totally empty this summer.