Monthly Archives: June 2016

In the News at the Denver Post

Two new articles in the Denver Post hit the news stands this weekend, and all we can say is… Thanks for noticing! We’ve been concerned about increasing concert numbers for a while. Anyway, the latest figures, for your reading pleasure:

Red Rocks an even bigger cash cow for Denver with growth in booked shows, by Jon Murray, June 3, 2016 Denver Post
(Republished in Sunday’s Post under the title: Red Rocks becomes the color of money with many shows)

Worth noting: The info presented by the Post for 2015 reports 138 concerts—even more than our calculations*—and 25 more than the previous year!

The second article focuses more on the cachet, and potential loss thereof, associated with playing this iconic venue.

Does playing Red Rocks still mean anything?, by Dylan Owens, June 2, 2016 Denver Post
(Republished in Sunday’s Post under the title: More shows than ever, but is that all good?)

Meanwhile, from our spot on the hill, last night (Disco Biscuits) was mellow, quiet even. Thank you!! The previous night (Rebelution) not so much. Please, if you are being disrupted by concert noise (or even if you’re not), be sure to keep recording your experience at the Sound Survey page, no matter how frustrating it is. People are watching and, other than direct feedback to the Mayor, it’s our best avenue for comment at the moment.

We have to ask: Is there any end, or does this increase continue unchecked?

* Here’s our graph from last year.

Concert numbers vary by year, but the 3-year rolling averages show general upward trend. Data from Westword.com and RedRocksOnline concert archive.
Concert numbers vary by year, but the 3-year rolling averages show general upward trend. Data from Westword.com and RedRocksOnline concert archive.
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