Colorado Music Hall of Fame moving to the Red Rocks Trading PostBy Matt Miller | November 8th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving from its current location in the 1stBank Center to the Red Rocks Ampitheatre Trading Post.
“It’s just the ideal place to build our permanent home,” said Colorado Music Hall of Fame Chairman Chuck Morris. “There’s almost a million people who go by there every year.”
The CMHOF will be moving out of 1stBank Center within the next six months. Morris didn’t have an exact date for the move, but anticipates being settled into this new location by the start of the 2014 Red Rocks summer season.
“Our home at the 1stBank Center was always temporary,” Morris said. “We didn’t have enough room and we couldn’t be open when we didn’t have concerts. It was time to move on.”
Before settling on the Red Rocks location, Morris said CMHOF looked at other locations such as DIA and the Convention Center. Morris said the dream is to build the CMHOF its own building, and the move to Red Rocks comes with plans of future expansion.
The CMHOF will move into the front area of the Trading Post and relocate its 12-foot statue of John Denver to the outside of the building. The bar and visitor’s center in the Trading Post will still be located in the building when CMHOF moves in.
“It’s a prayer answered,” said CMHOF Director G. Brown. “It certainly elevates our hall of fame to the highest level.”
On Nov. 8, CMHOF is inducting folk singer Judy Collins, Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels. The musicians will join John Denver, folk pioneer Harry Tuft, late concert promoter Barry Fey and others in the hall of fame.