Red Rocks was the busiest place in the world in 2021
Billboard Magazine published its year-end chart of the most profitable and most frequented places.
MORRISON, Colorado – The Red Rocks Amphitheater has been named the most lucrative and attended concert hall of any size, anywhere in the world for 2021, according to Billboard boxscore.
Red Rocks hosted 996,570 attendees during the 2021 reference period, more than any other location.
During his 80th birthday season, Red rocks also broke its own season record by hosting 233 paid events including 177 concerts, 20 yoga / fitness programs and 36 films in the Film on the Rocks series. Red Rocks’ previous record for shows per season was 168 concerts in 2019.
The Red Rocks concert season started with Lotus on April 22 and ended with Playboi Carti on November 19.
Red Rocks also grossed more than $ 60 million from 134 concerts in 2021, the most of any venue, according to Billboard, which corresponds to ticket sales declared by show promoters.
Highlights for the 2021 season included a six-night booth with electronic music artist / producer Zhu – the most nights by an artist ever in a Red Rocks season.
Widespread Panic also performed their 61st, 62nd and 63rd sold-out concerts at Red Rocks.
“A Red Rocks season like this is a tribute to dedicated artists, promoters, employees and fans,” said site manager Tad Bowman. “Red Rocks is a special place, and everyone who takes the stage, serves a drink, greets a customer or buys a ticket has a share of that success.”
“It has been an absolute and extremely rewarding whirlwind, to go from a year that has devastated so many in our industry to our own record breaking season,” said Ginger White, executive director of Denver Arts & Venues. “We are proud to play a role in Denver’s economic and cultural recovery by providing so many Colorado residents and visitors a gathering place for the joyous return of live music.”
The Red Rocks 2022 concert schedule (announced so far) continues to grow and even offers concerts postponed from 2020. We will keep this schedule updated as concert season approaches.
Owned and operated by the City of Denver, the Red Rocks Park concert hall has hosted some of history’s most iconic concerts, from artists such as The Beatles, U2 and Sting.
Located just west of Mile High City, Red Rocks Park offers 738 acres of hiking trails, geological wonders and breathtaking views.
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