I’ve gushed about Red Rocks Amphitheatre before. I realize how fortunate we are to have this wonderful, natural venue and park in basically, our backyard. It takes us about 40 minutes to get there from our driveway to the parking lot.
Recently, my husband earned a backstage pass because he played bass trombone with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra as they gave the lucky audience a rousing tribute to one of our all-time greatest singers and performers (in my humble opinion, one I share with millions of others), Freddie Mercury, in the Music of Queen – Rock and Symphonic Spectacular based in London. If you get the chance to see this group as they travel around the world or when they’re back home in England, don’t miss it. They had the audience on their feet, singing along. I also highly recommend the CSO’s Symphony on the Rocks events. This is the second one I’ve attended. Nothing better than live music in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
My family took a little dry run trip the day before the concert so we could see where it might be best to park. The grounds are amazing. I wish I had taken our 35 mm camera, but here is a little taste of what you can see. They were setting up for a wedding. If you have one in your future, I can’t imagine too many more memorable places to say ‘I do.’ You don’t have to bring extra decorations. Nature has taken care of that for you!
Have you visited Red Rocks? If so, who have you heard perform? Or do you hike there? Attend another event? If not, you must put this on your short list of places to experience. I swear they should put me on the payroll.
*Two of the images used are courtesy of the CSO Facebook page (the crowd shot and tight shot of singers with symphony), all others are my own.