Guide to Concerts at Red Rocks


Is there anything better than a summer concert at Red Rocks near Denver? Many of our hotel guests visit Denver for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience for their favorite band, and Red Rocks is truly a magical setting. Check out our guide to surviving your first show at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Get your tickets ahead of time

Shows at Red Rocks infamously sell out within minutes and unfortunately those who choose to sell their tickets do so at much higher prices. Before you plan your trip to Denver, be sure you have tickets purchased and that they are legitimate. Red Rocks shows typically start getting announced in March, with a full summer/fall schedule released by early May. Be sure to set a reminder for the day and time your show goes on sale! If you didn’t snag your tickets when they first went on sale and have your heart set on a show, you can almost always find tickets using Stubhub - be aware that many tickets are well above face value.

Getting There

If you don’t plan on driving to the show, there are a handful of reliable transportation options that will get you there and back for a pretty affordable price. We love Bus to Show - a no-fuss ride via school bus, dedicated to lowering impaired driving by organizing sober transportation, reducing the carbon footprint, and supporting other philanthropic causes. Our concierge can also arrange transportation via our preferred car service when requested.

Depending on the show, the parking lots can be super full or almost empty. If you don’t mind “the scenic” route - there’s typically plenty of parking in the lower lots, but you will likely have an uphill trek up to the entrance. If you’re set on driving but not looking forward to a potential hike to the top, plan on arriving about two hours prior to the doors opening, you’ll likely get a spot in the upper lot.

What to Wear

There aren’t many dress code rules, and you should expect to see a little bit of everything regardless of the genre. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, as you’ll likely have some stairs to climb regardless of your transportation - it’s important to remember that this venue is literally a natural rock formation! Most nights it can get a little chilly at Red Rocks, so we also suggest bringing a light jacket or sweater.

For a full calendar of upcoming shows at Red Rocks and details about the park and special events, visit the official website at