Celebrating a century of Colorado music
Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre officially turned 100 years old this week. (Or rather, as one of our snarky co-workers pointed out, the red rocks themselves have been around for a few dozen millenia. It's the amphitheater part that just celebrated a birthday.) While there were certainly a few notes played there earlier in the 20th century, the first formal Red Rocks concert was given by opera star Mary Garden on May 10, 1911.
While we are exceedingly bad-ass, Metromix must admit that we failed to cover that show. But we have spent hundreds upon hundreds of man-hours on the Rocks, shooting photos, chatting up fans and huddling at the mouth of the Barn whenever a monsoon decides to blow through in the middle of August. To celebrate, we've pulled together some of our favorite shots from Red Rocks. Enjoy, and here's to the next 100 years of live music. We're pretty sure Tom Petty will play that date, too. — Matt Farley, Metromix