Colorado may not see shows until 2021, according to new reports
Every year, hundreds of shows go on at the infamous Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. In fact, many artists describe their career goal dreams as being able to headline the storied outdoor venue at one point or another. So when COVID-19 devastated the live music and entertainment industries, Red Rocks was on the long list of venues that would see shut down indefinitely. Then Live Nation, the company who mainly books shows at the event space, reported that they weren’t projecting to schedule shows until spring/summer of 2021.
Now more sorrowful news has surfaced for Red Rocks. The spokesman forDenver Arts and Venues, Brian Kitts, recently put out a statement in line with Live Nation’s projections: “It’s wishful thinking that we go from mass gatherings of 10 people to 10,000 people like we would have at Red Rocks. I just don’t think anybody’s expecting that right now. It’s hard to see how this works out in any venue without a lot of creative thinking, and that’s what’s going on every single minute of every day.”
The vast majority of summer scheduled events at Red Rocks have already been canceled or postponed, including Flume, The Black Keys, Kraftwerk, The String Cheese Incident, and many more. So unclear whether shows scheduled for later in the year will go on as planned, including REZZ, Alison Wonderland, Big Gigantic, and more, but the way things are going, we’re not getting our hopes up.
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