Is this your first time attending a concert at the GREATEST VENUE ON EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE!?
Well you’re in luck! Because the Fest of Al team is ready to bestow their own personal notes for enjoying Red Rocks to the fullest!***
***(For official Red Rocks information please head to their website HERE - these are just local opinions and are not affiliated with the venue)
If you’re itching for the real Red Rocks experience - you have to come early and tailgate in the lot. Lucky for you - we’ve done all the heavy lifting and all you have to do is show up and have some fun with us before “Weird Al’s” Strings Attached! IT’S TOTALLY FREE AND TOTALLY WACKY!
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Ok, back to the tips!
lets start with something no one wants to tell you about our perfect venue:
1) You’re going to have to walk a bit to get to the main venue.
Red Rocks has two walking entrances that most people are familiar with. The stairs and the ramp. Let’s call the stairs the “boot camp challenge” and the ramp the "hike with grandma”. Please head to the Red Rocks page to find out accessible entrances HERE .
The stairs are most definitely the hardest way to get to the main venue. Don’t be scared though. If you’re like us, and enjoy being sweat free- you can get there early and park at the top lot by the museum or take a Lyft or an Uber to the top for around $10. It’s a rip off, but when you see how far up you have to go - you’ll be tipping the driver too. If you’re a fitness fanatic - we challenge you to run up the stairs and comment with your times below. 😂
2) Bring water and sunscreen!
There isn’t a lot of shade in the lot or in the seats, so bring your protective gear and some water. People tend to sell water and beer in the lot for cheaper than inside the venue. So hydrate while it’s still cheap!
3) Take some time to check out the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and the Visitor Center.
Red Rocks is full of history and there are two different areas that allow you to really dive into the past and the rich history of Colorado music. The Colorado Music Hall of fame is located in the Trading Post - which is outside of the venue - and the visitor center is located at the upper north lot entrance. Both are free and air conditioned!
4) Tailgating is Fun! Whether you do it with us or party solo
It’s not really a red rocks show without some lawn-chair chillin’ in the lot. The scenery surrounding the venue is stunning and in some of the lots you can see all of Denver below. Coming early not only gets you a great parking spot up close so you don’t have to walk, but also allows you time to eat some food, watch the lot fill up and enjoy the excitement and energy of people getting ready to see “Weird Al”. We’re excited to be announcing the Fest of Al 2020 locations and dates at our tailgate party - so we hope you stop by! We will have food and drinks until they run out - a “Weird” Al photo booth, and there’s an ape for that will be DJ-ing Al hits before the show as well! Sign up here so we can email you where we will be day of the show! Check out this awesome article from 303 Magazine on Best Tips for Tailgating at Red Rocks
5) Bring cash for people who sell drinks during the show in the seats
Going to get another soda, water or beer can mean missing your favorite songs, so we recommend bringing at least a $40 in cash so you can buy drinks without leaving your seats. If you don’t want to miss a single second, you’ll need cash to get these drinks.
6) One set of bathrooms has the shortest wait times. This bathroom may not be accessible to all so double check with Red Rocks to make sure!
Here are some basic directions - so if you can’t find it, then it will still be a well kept secret. Muah hahah!
Head to the very front of stage left, and take a right to exit in front of the accessible seating/stage area. Follow the stone retaining wall til you see a staircase that leads down into an area of semi trucks and sprinter vans. At the bottom of the stairs, if you look up you’ll see restroom signs. There is nothing else down there aside from the bathrooms, so if you see an EMT station or food station - you haven’t gone down enough stairs. If you find it, you can clock super short bathroom breaks. Good luck!
7) Find the Tacos Tequila Whiskey stand and EAT ALL THE TACOS!!
This Denver staple is now serving it’s mouth watering tacos up at Red Rocks! Located somewhere (we couldn’t reach Red Rocks or TTW for EXACT location) - so ask someone when you get into the venue. We promise you it will be the best taco you’ve ever eaten EVER.
More info on TTW HERE
We hope this local info helps you prepare for what is going to be probably your most favorite concert ever.