Concerts During the COVID-19 Times


Kailey Wathen, Writer

Summer concerts have always been something that people enjoy at Red Rocks. Now with COVID-19, how will concerts change, and what can we expect to happen?

Ticketmaster is thinking about changing the way they give tickets because of CoronaVirus. Ticketmaster talks about either proof of COVID vaccine or proof of a negative COVID test 24-73 hours before the concert. This would act as a safety measure to ensure that everyone at the concert can stay safe and artists can keep having concerts. Red Rocks has asked the Colorado Health Department to raise the maximum amount of spectators they can hold to 2,500 this spring; this amount might change when summer comes. According to The Know, “If the request is approved, concerts and other events at Red Rocks could operate at about one-quarter of their normal capacity,” said Brian Kitts, director of communications for the Denver-owned venue. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shared with Colorado live music industry leaders for reopening in 2021. As CDPHE told Westword in a statement, “We shared projections with stakeholders recently, including the possibility of expanding event and restaurant capacity to 75-80 percent in July”. In May, the current list for concerts is ZHU, Sunsquabi, and Diplo.