As the summer concert season kicks off, you’re probably starting to wonder what you can bring to Red Rocks. The rules have certainly changed over the years so it’s important to stay on top of it… so you don’t get any of your belongings confiscated or find yourself having to walk a mile back to your car to drop off that umbrella. It can be a pain, we know…

We know it’s never fun to follow the rules, but they’re there for a reason. Red Rocks Amphitheater is such a unique venue, really unlike anywhere in the world, and it’s important to follow the rules so everyone can have an enjoyable experience. I mean let’s be honest here, a lot of the time, tickets aren’t cheap so if some a$$hole is sitting in front of you with a giant umbrella blocking your view, you’re going to have a bad time.

Items prohibited from Red Rocks

  • Liquids in non-factory sealed containers
  • Alcoholic beverages, marijuana and illegal drugs
  • Glass bottles/objects or beverage cans
  • Laser pointers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Audio or video recording devices, GoPros, 360-degree cameras, and cameras with removable lenses
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons of any kind (e.g. guns, knives, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)
  • Totems (self-crafted, decorated sticks or poles)
  • Bullhorns and noisemakers
  • Aerosols (e.g., hairspray, sunscreen)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Strollers of any kind
  • Masks
  • Confetti, glitter and other items that can be thrown
  • Tarps
  • Umbrellas
  • Hula Hoops
  • Animals (with the exception of service animals as defined by the ADA)
  • Poi (e.g., sticks, rope, balls)
  • Remote controlled flying devices or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)

Ok…. that was a lot of talk about what you can’t bring into Red Rocks. We’re done being Negative Nancy’s now so here’s a list of things you CAN bring into the amphitheatre.

Items that are permitted at Red Rocks

  • Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers (32 oz. or less), unless prohibited by the show; some shows may require the removal of lids upon entering the Amphitheatre.
  • Empty, reusable water bottles e.g., Nalgene bottles, Camelbaks, aluminum bottles (32 oz. or less)
  • Soft-sided coolers, six-pack size (10″ x 7″ x 7″ or smaller)
  • Cloth bags, soft packs (12” x 17” x 12” or smaller) including backpacks
  • Food for personal consumption only; food must be in a clear plastic bag (one gallon or less), fruit and vegetables must be sliced, plastic utensils only
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, must not extend beyond your ticketed seating area (max size 40″ x 60″)
  • Stadium seats and seat cushions (must be under 18″ wide, cannot have legs)
  • Personal cameras without removable lenses, unless prohibited by show

There are also some general rules to follow while you’re chillaxin’ listening to good ol’ music. Make sure to get the updated rules here on the Red Rocks website. Have any additional questions or comments? Shoot us a note or comment below!



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