News: Pretty Lights announces two-night stand at Red Rocks

Longtime fans of live music will remember the initiation of Red Rocks as a venue for electronic artists. A decade ago, it still took a little convincing. Could the artists fill the 9,500-seat venue? Would the fans want to attend the non-traditional venue — with its multi-level dance platforms?

Now it’s a given that Red Rocks will host upwards of six or seven — if not more — electronic shows each season. And Colorado’s own DJ/producer Pretty Lights will headline at least two of those this summer.


Pretty Lights will headline Red Rocks on Aug. 17-18, promoter Live Nation announced this afternoon. Tickets, $55.35, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster.

Pretty Lights joins Bassnectar (June 1-2), the Global Dub Festival featuring Flux Pavilion (May 18), Ghostland Observatory (June 15), the Global Dance Festival (July 20-22) and Kaskade (Aug. 1) at Red Rocks this summer — making for the amphitheater’s busiest electronic summer in its history.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.