Red Rocks Bans Electronic Music

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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre has announced that it will be banning all electronic music from concerts and events held at the venue.


In an effort to preserve the “integrity of the Red Rocks experience,” the iconic Colorado venue has banned all electronic music shows, a decision that has left many in the EDM community devastated.

The news was first broken by Denver-based party production company Party Gurus, who took to Facebook to share a message from Red Rocks’ General Manager, Dave Thornton. In the statement, Thornton said that after “a lot of consideration,” the decision was made to “discontinue hosting electronic music events” at the venue.

This is a huge blow to the EDM community, as Red Rocks has long been one of the most popular venues for electronic music shows. In recent years, it has played host to some of the biggest names in the scene, including Tiësto, Bassnectar, and Porter Robinson.

Thornton did not give a specific reason for the ban, but it is likely that it is due to concerns about rowdy behavior and drug use at these types of events. There have been several incidents in recent years where attendees at electronic music shows have been hospitalized or even died due to drug use.

Red Rocks is not the only venue to ban electronic music shows in recent years. The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles also instituted a ban on EDM shows back in 2016.

The Problem with Electronic Music

In recent years, Red Rocks has become a mecca for electronic music fans. The problem is, electronic music is really loud. And, it’s getting louder. Some people say that the music is too loud and that it’s ruining the experience of seeing a show at Red Rocks.

The Problem with Sound

Electronic music has been increasingly popular over the past few years, but some venues are starting to ban the genre. Red Rocks, a popular concert venue in Colorado, recently announced that they would no longer allow electronic music concerts. This decision was made after several complaints from concertgoers about the sound quality of electronic music.

There are a few reasons why electronic music can be problematic for venues. First, the bass frequencies of many electronic songs are very strong. This can cause problems for venues that don’t have good sound systems, as the bass can distort the sound of the music. Additionally, many electronic songs are designed to be played at very loud volumes. This can be problematic for venues that are not designed for loud music, as it can cause problems with acoustics and noise levels.

If you’re a fan of electronic music, it’s important to be aware of these issues. If you’re planning on attending an electronic music concert, make sure to do your research and find out if the venue has a good sound system. Additionally, try to arrive early so you can get a good spot near the stage. By being aware of these issues, you can help ensure that you have a great time at your next electronic music concert.

The Problem with the Scene

Red Rocks, one of the most iconic concert venues in the world, has announced that it will no longer be bookings electronic music acts. This decision has caused a lot of backlash from the EDM community, with many people accusing Red Rocks of being “out of touch” and “unwelcoming to new music genres”.

So what’s the problem with electronic music? According to Red Rocks, it’s the behavior of the fans. In a statement, they said: “We have had increasing reports of drug use and rowdy behavior at our electronic music shows. This is not the atmosphere we want to promote at Red Rocks.”

While there is no doubt that drugs are a problem at electronic music events, it’s important to remember that this is not unique to EDM. Drugs are rampant at all types of concerts and festivals, from rock to country to pop. The vast majority of people who attend these events do so without incident, and it’s unfair to tar an entire genre with the same brush.

What do you think? Is Red Rocks making the right call?

The Solution

Red Rocks bans electronic music? This can’t be the solution. Electronic music has been around for years and it’s not going anywhere. This is a short-sighted move by Red Rocks and it needs to be reversed. Let’s talk about why electronic music shouldn’t be banned at Red Rocks.

Improved Sound Systems

Red Rocks Amphitheater, an iconic music venue located in Morrison, Colorado, has recently come under fire for banning electronic music concerts. This decision was made in order to allegedly improve the sound quality for both the artists and the fans. Red Rocks is known for its great acoustics, and many people believe that electronic music does not sound good when played through these systems.

Despite the controversy, Red Rocks still stands by its decision to ban electronic music. In a statement, the amphitheater said that it is “committed to providing world-class performances for our fans, and we believe that this decision will allow us to better serve our community.”

Red Rocks is not the only venue to make this decision; Madison Square Garden in New York City also does not allow electronic music concerts.

More Intimate Venues

In recent years, Red Rocks has become known as a premier destination for electronic dance music, attracting some of the world’s most popular DJs. However, following a string of drug-related deaths at events held at the venue, officials have decided to ban electronic music concerts.

Some have criticized the decision, arguing that it unfairly targets a specific genre of music. Others have praised the move, saying that it will help to make Red Rocks a safer place for all concertgoers.

regardless of one’s opinion on the matter, it is clear that something needs to be done to reduce the number of drug-related incidents at Red Rocks. One possible solution is for the venue to start booking more intimate shows.

By doing so, Red Rocks would be able to create a more relaxed and controlled environment, which would in turn help to prevent some of the problems that have been associated with larger electronic music events. In addition, this change would also allow the venue to attract a wider range of musical acts, further increasing its appeal.


In light of the many concerns that have been raised, Red Rocks has decided to ban electronic music from its venue. This decision was not made lightly, but we feel that it is in the best interests of our patrons and our community. We hope that this will help to create a more positive and enjoyable experience for everyone who attends our shows.

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