Red Rocks Amphitheatre receives a new roof


Red Rocks Amphitheater, received a new stage roof from GH Phipps in July of 2021. This new roof will allow for more protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather.

Red Rocks’ original roof was built in 1988 and has since outlived its life expectancy. The stage renovations are a part of the Elevate Denver 10-year bond program. The amphitheater is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.

“It hasn’t been lost on our design and construction team that the greatest bands, musicians, and performers around the world want to perform at this famous venue, we just happen to be ‘performing’ as construction specialists,” said Kyle Casinelli, the project manager for the roof installation by GH Phipps. “The new roof will provide a much more safe platform for stagehands and riggers while providing greater access and more space for more lights, camera, and sound via a cable-mesh system. It’s almost as if the stagehands will be able to walk-on-air, while greatly enhancing an already incredible entertainment experience.”

Several factors had to be considered when building the new roof. It is built with more natural supplies and allows for five-times more rigging capacity along with the support of roughly 36,000 pounds of rigging equipment. 

Red Rocks has been open again this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled most 2020 events and will continue having shows until November 2021. For more information on events at Red Rocks, visit


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