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Red Rocks at 75: A Series

Confluence writer Gregory Daurer tackled a series of stories that delved into the history, the culture and the business model of the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
Covering the musician experience, the history, the fans, the transportation, the business model and logistics of the legendary music venue, these four stories mark the 75th anniversary of the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City and County of Denver.

Red Rocks: 75 Years of Music and Memories

Three quarters of a century ago, the amphitheatre at Red Rocks was officially dedicated. Here's everyone from Nathaniel Rateliff to Dick Lamm to Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire on what makes the place so special.


Bus to Show Ferries Fans to Red Rocks

The series' second story explores the concertgoers' perspective with a trip on the party bus that's keeping music fans safe and sound as they travel to and from Red Rocks: the nonprofit Bus to Show.

Behind the Scenes at Red Rocks

A lot of work goes into every single show at the legendary Denver-owned venue. Here's a peek backstage at the business and operational logistics at Red Rocks -- and Neil Young's advice for better sound.

Red Rocks Rocks!

Writer Gregory Daurer (a.k.a. Gregory Ego) explains the origins of his song, "Red Rocks Rocks!" through his many concert memories of the venue, his dreams and even his graduation from high school.

Read more articles by Gregory Daurer.

Gregory Daurer is a Denver-based freelance writer and singer-songwriter, whose credits include 5280, WestwordSalon, Draft and High Times. He's also authored the novel A Western Capitol Hill.
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