The familiar faces — and voices — of the animated sitcom “South Park” are heading home to Colorado for a two-day concert.
The Comedy Central staple is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a concert at Red Rocks on Aug. 9 and 10. With both shows featuring “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, fans can expect to hear some iconic songs from the show played live and in person by bands Primus and Ween, including, of course, the show’s main theme.
Originally a one-day-only event, the concert announced a second date last month due to popular demand. The show will be filmed on the 10th and then aired on Comedy Central on Aug. 13, the anniversary date of “South Park’s” 1997 premiere. It will be streamable on Paramount+ the following day.
Fans can indulge in the fun outside the venue before the show even starts at the “South Park” tailgate at Red Rocks Trading Post, which will feature games and a cosplay contest.
A traveling exhibit featuring South Park memorabilia and concept art will also pop up in two Colorado locations as it heads across the country, starting in New York City. “South Park: The 25th Anniversary Experience” will stay at Red Rocks Trading Post on Aug. 9 and 10, and then stop at McGregor Square in Denver on the 12th and 13th. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all days.
The free exhibit resembles the real-life South Park storage unit at South Park Studios in New York, and is filled with storyboards, art and even unaired scripts — some of which have been in storage since the very beginning.
Since its premiere, “South Park” has aired more than 300 episodes and earned five Emmy awards. Creators Parker and Stone met while studying film at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The show is set in a fictional town in central Colorado that exists somewhere in the state’s real-life South Park basin in the Rocky Mountains.
“We’re so excited to go home and play at Red Rocks, a place that’s been known for hosting the most legendary artists and musicians. Until now,” the pair said in a press release.
Comedy Central has extended “South Park’s” run through 2027, through the show’s 30th season.
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