Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a beautiful and historic outdoor entertainment venue located ten miles west of Denver, is set to reopen later this month at a limited capacity. The open-air theater, like most other music venues around the U.S. and the globe, has stayed mostly closed the past year because of restrictions regarding COVID-19's quick spread among large crowds.
But as more states start dropping those restrictions and coronavirus vaccinations ramp up, music venues are beginning to plan how they'll get back to their usual business of staging concerts. For Red Rocks Amphitheatre, that means it will be reopening on April 23, just in time for its 80th anniversary. Taking the comeback cautiously, each event will have tickets available for just 2,500 guests at the 9,525-capacity concert hall cozily built into an ancient rock structure on the site.