As Red Rocks awaits a variance approval from the state of Colorado that would allow the outdoor venue to host up to 2,500 people this year, some of its spring, summer and even fall concerts have been further rescheduled or cancelled altogether. 

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Red Rocks' website, which still has a posted schedule for 2021, also has a COVID-19 update for 2021 shows. As of March 16, a handful of shows scheduled for April have already been moved to November, and two others have been rescheduled for 2022.

Pop stars, country artists and electronic dance fests have already been completely pulled from the 2021 calendar. Global Dub Festival in May, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Halsey, both in July, and Maren Morris, who was scheduled for September, are now all cancelled.

Red Rocks reminds us that 'ticket holders for affected shows will be notified via our ticketing partner, AXS, in regards to cancellations, postponements and/or rescheduled dates.'

In 2020, nearly every scheduled Red Rocks show was scrapped, and only a few live events were held at the venue during the summer months. Sam Hunt and Megan Thee Stallion performed for a virtual audience only, while Fitz and the Tantrums and Nathaniel Rateliff (who lives in Denver) were able to perform shows for 175 socially-distanced people. Red Rocks' capacity is 9,500, and there's no official word yet on what its 2021 season capacity will be.

The NoCo Virus Tracker articles are made possible by our partners, the Keep NoCo Open campaign that reminds citizens to wear a mask, wash your hands, physically distance and support local as Northern Colorado recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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