New Rules For Red Rocks

New noise regulations are coming this year for concerts at the  near Denver. 

Photo: Jay Blakesberg

The city recently unveiled changes during a public meeting that will include limiting sound levels and pyro during concerts, and prohibiting artists who violate the rules from returning to the venue.

Concerts will also reportedly end earlier – 11:45 on weekdays and 12:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

The city worked with consultants and issued new rules last year, but for some nearby residents, the changes simply weren’t adequate to quiet the roar of some shows. Denver Arts & Venues’ Brian Kitts told Colorado Public Radio the city “recognized there were issues and certainly we want to be good neighbors,” but added the city hasn’t yet embraced the idea of banning certain genres – like electronic dance music concerts that might feature booming bass – to appease the neighbors.

“We want the artists to be cognizant that this is not an indoor venue,” he said. “But we are not considering banning EDM or other shows. They are an important part of American pop culture right now.”?