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Evolution Of Red Rocks - Click To Expand

May 1906 Grand opening of the Garden of the Titans, with Denver's Pietro Satriano and his 25-piece brass band.
May 1911 Mary Garden plays the first solo concert at Red Rocks.
1928 Denver buys 640 acres to make Red Rocks Mountain Park.
1935 The Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is established for the thousands of 17 to 24-year-olds who worked constructing Red Rocks from 1935 to 1947.
June 1941 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, now owned by the city of Denver, is officially dedicated.
April 1947 The first Easter sunrise service at Red Rocks draws about 60,000 people.
1964 The Denver City Council bans alcohol, cans and bottles from the amphitheater, following two concerts (Ray Charles in August 1962 and Peter, Paul & Mary in July 1964) that saw audience members hurling beer cans at the stage.
August 1964 The Beatles stop at Red Rocks on their first US tour.
August 1968 Aretha Franklin refuses to play after a contract dispute with concert promoter, prompting a near riot that saw audience members storming the stage and destroying a piano.
1969 Denver places a one-year ban on rock concerts at Red Rocks following the Franklin riots and a tear-gassed clash at the Denver Pop Festival in 1969.
June 1971 Ticketless fans storm the Jethro Tull concert, prompting police to use tear gas. Red Rocks cancels the rest of the month's concerts.
1988 Large metal roof is installed over the stage.
2003 Denver unveils about $29 million in investment and upgrades at Red Rocks, including the $15 million visitor center and Ship Rock Grille.
August 2003 Willie Nelson surpasses the Grateful Dead's record for most performances at Red Rocks.
June 2010 Widespread Panic plays its 35th sold-out concert at Red Rocks, more than any other band.

Random Red Rocks Trivia - Click To Expand

The monoliths flanking Red Rocks are "Ship Rock" to the south, "Creation Rock" to the north and "Stage Rock" to the east, behind the stage.
Thirty two different Native American tribes consider Red Rocks a sacred venue.
All the red sandstone used in developing Red Rocks was quarried from the same geologic formation in Lyons.
Every performer who plays Red Rocks gets a mounted chunk of that Lyons sandstone. (The "Piece of the Rock" collectibles are coveted by many performers, including Gregg Almann, who was once miffed when his rock was etched with only two "g's" in Gregg.
Longtime Red Rocks marketing chief Erik Dyce has never-before-seen video of the famous 1964 performance by The Beatles.
The only recent Red Rocks performance with no known photographs, according to Dyce, is the Sept. 1, 1968 concert by Jimi Hendrix and Vanilla Fudge.
The backstage area of Red Rocks was once a bunker filled with non-perishable food for Denver's leaders during the height of the bomb-fearing Cold War.
The Civilian Conservation Corps, which finished the federally sponsored, hand-hewed construction of the city-owned venue in 1947, built giant barn-door entrances backstage to accommodate a rider atop a horse.
Red Rocks saw its average of 55 events a year plummet to 21 in 1988, the year the 18,000-seat Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre opened in Greenwood Village.
In 1988, Denver paid $80,000 to blast a giant rock that had tumbled from the eastern wall into the venue. The rubble served as a base for the north entrance stairs.
Every year an engineering firm inspects the rocks surrounding the venue.
Red Rocks hosts 1.5 million non-concert-going visitors every year, almost three times the number of concert goers.
John Denver, who played several concerts at Red Rocks including a rare four night stand in 1974, would jog, incognito, up and down the 69 row arena several times before each concert.
The 30,000 square-foot visitor center opened in 2003 featuring $29 million in improvements, including the Ship Rock Grille.




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