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Red Rocks’ role in Colorado history

by The 100 Companies
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In 1941, while World War II raged on around the globe, history was in the making in Morrison, Colorado. In June, architect Burnham Hoyt dedicated Red Rock Amphitheatre, a music venue designed in-line with the natural rock formations.

Its history stretches back even farther, to early 1900, when John Brisben Walker held private concerts on a makeshift platform on the property. The City of Denver later acquired the land and built a permanent stage.

And thus, a storied music venue was born. In years to come it would house everyone from the Beatles and Hendrix to U2 and Stevie Nicks.

– Margot Calmar, The 100 Companies

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