It seems that shows at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre may not be returning anytime soon. According to CPR News, shows may not be making a come back to Colorado until 2021.
After a devastating start of the year with the coronavirus pandemic, many people expect 2020 to be a truly uneventful year on the live music front. The uncertainty of the virus has led artists and performance acts to book tour dates in 2021. As many events begin to be postponed, not many will be hosted in Colorado for this year. However, some fans are okay with that, as many have agreed that they wouldn’t want to attend a concert this year anyway.
Brian Kitts, a spokesman for Denver Arts and Venues, shared his opinion on the return of shows in Colorado. He states:
“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.”
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is known as quite a unique venue. Many dance music artists such as Flume and The String Cheese Incident were expected to perform this summer. Rezz and Alison Wonderland are slated to play here in September, but with the coronavirus pandemic, the future is still uncertain. As of now, there is still a Colorado ban on gatherings of more than 10 people due to safer-at-home orders. Until that ban is removed, concerts won’t be able to happen.