Monthly Archives: March 2014

Response from Arts and Venues

In response to written comments sent from Morrison area citizens last week, the following message arrived on Saturday, March 29.

“Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a crown jewel for Denver and the surrounding area providing a unique concert/event experience for hundreds of thousands of concert fans each summer enjoying a wide variety of musical styles. In fact, performers and fans around the region, country and world make Red Rocks their destination of choice. These many fans bring with them a direct financial impact not only for the amphitheatre but also for the other businesses in the area including the Town of Morrison.

“As you might imagine, there are many elements that go into the management of this 9,500 seat, world renowned, award winning venue. The City of Denver has committed to a number of improvements over the years in both infrastructure and operations to provide the highest level of service to all of the visitors (performers, concert-goers, visitors and tourists). In addition to some of the off-season projects (installation of a new bridge at entrance 2, modifications to some park lights that impacted some Morrison residents 365 nights a year and others) that are occurring in preparation for the upcoming 2014 concert season the City has voluntarily drafted and adopted new sound and show end-time regulations that have not been in place before based on changing conditions and feedback heard regarding certain types of shows. These regulations effectively reduce the sound levels for these types of shows based on analysis and measurements taken by 2 different consulting firms. In addition to these new regulations, the City continues to work with Morrison on many things to manage the impact of the amphitheatre on the town including contracting for Morrison P.D. to provide traffic control through the town before and after each show, and provides for portable toilets or dumpsters as needed. The City values its relationship with the Town and as such has provided the Town with marketing resources through the Red Rocks website and in-house video board.”

Sincerely,
Tad Bowman | Venue Director, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver Coliseum
Arts & Venues | City & County of Denver
720.865.2488 Phone
303.880.8554 Cell
Tad.bowman@denvergov.org | 311 Help Center

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2014 Concert Schedule

This season’s concert schedule for Red Rocks, as currently posted online (updated 4/25/14), is available as a spreadsheet at the link below. Please download the file and use it to keep track of any concerts that affect you or your area. There’s a column for comments, and we’ve highlighted a few concerts that are expected to be “EDM,” or Electronic Dance Music, which is apparently the most troublesome of the events at Red Rocks.

Newest: RR2014schedule: As of 4/25/14, includes 85 events (Prefer a PDF? Click here.)
RR2014schedule: As of 3/29/14, included 57 events

We’ll update this file as concerts are added, but you should also check the official schedule at Red Rocks Online, the official Amphitheatre website.

What You Can Do

We just emailed this flyer to interested parties being affected by excessive noise from certain concerts: HELP STOP THE NOISE AT RED ROCKS Lots of suggestions there!

Keep track of which concerts run late into the night and create disturbing noise or vibration levels where you live. Check out the current 2014 schedule here to help record what you experience.

You can also RATE EACH CONCERT. We’ve set up easy Ratings polls, and will update results in graphs like this as the season progresses. Look for a new poll for each concert. Be sure to let us know your general location as well.

If you have concerns, please share them with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and City Council members. Be sure to copy the Town of Morrison and Jefferson County Commissioners. Let them know when you’re experiencing impacts from concerts and how it affects your neighborhood. See Who to Call for contact info.

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Morrison Board Meeting March 4th

A full house at last night’s Town Board meeting heard the report from the Town’s noise consultants, who reviewed and provided recommendations related to Denver’s proposed (and implemented) noise regulations for Red Rocks.

Denver Post reporter Josie Klemaier filed this report after the meeting.

Here’s the report from CBS 4 News.

Here’s what Denver is implementing. What do YOU think?