DENVER – Coloradans will soon have more physically-distant concert and film options to take part in at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, with drive-in movies and more concerts from the Colorado Symphony being announced for August.
The Colorado Symphony on Friday announced 10 more Acoustic on the Rocks performances in August following the first series of shows, which were held last week.
The first five encore performances will be held from Aug. 12-16 and will mirror the first set of shows, the Symphony said. Twenty string musicians, conducted by Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon, will perform pieces from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bartók and Walker.
The second set of performances will run from Aug. 19-23 and will feature the Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion ensembles performing classical and pop songs.
Each performance will be 75 minutes long. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performances will begin at 7 p.m. Ticket sales will again be limited (they were limited to 175 tickets per show in the first round of performances) and guests will be required to stay with their household, wear a mask and adhere to physical distancing rules.
Tickets for all of the shows will be $65 plus taxes and fees and went on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The city of Denver also announced Thursday that the Film on the Rocks Summer Series would indeed be taking place – just in a drive-in manner this year instead of inside the amphitheater. Three-hundred vehicles will be ticketed for each film, the city said.
The films – all cult classics – will be hosted Thursday through Sunday every week starting Aug. 13 through the end of the month.
The movies will be shown on LED screens in the Lower South Lot 2 parking lot and the audio will come through on an FM radio frequency. People attending will have to stay in their vehicles the entire time.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. and will cost $59.50 per car. A ticket will also get you a package with two bottles of a Coca-Cola product, popcorn and theater-sized M&M’s and Twizzlers. People can also pre-purchase or buy at the site Chick-Fil-A sandwiches.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night and the films will start at 7:30 p.m.
The city says it expects to announce additional dates and films each week throughout the season.
The schedule so far is as follows:
Thursday, Aug. 13: Grease
Friday, Aug. 14: Straight Outta Compton
Saturday, Aug. 15: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Sunday, Aug. 16: The Goonies
Thursday, Aug. 20: Clueless
Friday, Aug. 21: Scream
Saturday, Aug. 22: The Big Lebowski
Sunday, Aug. 23: Rudy
Thursday, Aug. 27: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Friday, Aug. 28: Robocop
Saturday, Aug. 29: Jurassic Park
Sunday, Aug. 30: Field of Dreams