If you go
What: New Years Eve on the Rocks
When: 5:10 p.m. Dec. 31
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
More info: redrocksonline.com
Red Rocks Amphitheater has seen history in the making — from a Beatles performance in the band's prime to multiple famed live album recordings to the introduction of its own nationally coveted venue award, called the Red Rocks Award. Soon the long-running venue will reach another milestone: a celebration to ring in the New Year.
The red-rocked promised land in Morrison is hosting its first-ever New Years Eve concert on Dec. 31. The event is called New Years Eve on the Rocks, and it ushers in hip-hop fans from far and wide. Headliners will include rap-trio Migos, Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug and billboard-breaking artist Post Malone, with special guests such as Lil Yachty and Dizzy Wright making appearances, among others.
"It's a measure to bring such a prolific lineup to the greatest venue in the world for its first ever event on New Year's Eve," Tyler Fey, of Feyline Presents and son of legendary concert promoter Barry Fey, wrote in an email.
Although weather is not usually a huge factor for most shows at Red Rocks, the steep natural amphitheater is closed for the winter months due to potentially slippery conditions. The show will go on in light snow conditions, but will close in case of a blizzard. The cold has never stopped events from taking place from the early spring months through late fall, according to a report in the Denver Post.
Red Rocks has made cold-month events work at Winter on the Rocks, an annual January show put on by Denver-based ski company Icelantic. The venue will mimic its January tactics on NYE by replacing frozen taps with beer cans, supplying space heaters and making sure any snow is plowed to provide ample dancing room.
The event is in collaboration with Denver's Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Feyline and KS107.5.