One item that should be on every Colorado music lover's bucket list is attending a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

There are plenty of cool places to see a concert in Colorado, but there is just nothing quite like Red Rocks. The venue is spectacular, the surroundings are beautiful, and the view is incredible. Oh, it's worth mentioning the sound is amazing.

Warmer weather means the concert season at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is kicking into high gear. If a summer concert at Red Rocks is on your bucket list, here are seven things you need to know before you go.

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    Be Aware of Alerts

    Before you head to Red Rocks Park you will want to check on any possible alerts that could affect your plans. You'll find information on the Red Rocks website, or you can call 720-865-2494 for information, or text RR and your message to 69050.

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    Parking Planning

    Parking will always an issue any time you are dealing with thousands of people. The parking lots at Red Rocks Amphitheatre open two hours before concert time. Obviously, the earlier you arrive, the closer you will be able to park to the venue. If you end up in one of the two lower lots, you are going to have some walking to do. It is mostly uphill, so wear comfortable walking shoes. You will be happy to know there is generally no additional charge for parking.

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    What Not to Bring

    The list of things not to bring is long and it includes:

    • alcoholic beverages
    • marijuana
    • illegal drugs
    • hard-sided coolers
    • glass bottles and beverage cans
    • audio or video recording devices, GoPros, 360-degree cameras, and cameras with removable lenses, and drones.
    • weapons
    • noisemakers
    • strollers
    • framed
    • backpacks
    • chairs with legs
    • masks
    • tarps or umbrellas
    • animals
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    What You Can Bring

    • Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers
    • empty reusable water bottles
    • soft-sided coolers 10"x 7"x 7"
    • cloth bags and soft bags 12" x 17" x 12" or smaller
    • food must be in clear plastic bag
    • binoculars
    • stadium seats or cushions
    • cameras that don't have a removable lens
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    Expect Weather

    Concerts at Red Rocks are rarely rained out. The stage is covered, but crowd seating is not. You can expect a variety of weather happenings including the sun, wind, and rain, so come prepared. Wear sunscreen, dress in layers, and a poncho is suggested since umbrellas are prohibited. When the sun goes down it is going to get cool, so bring a jacket.

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    What Goes In Stays In

    Be sure you don't forget something in your car because once you are inside the venue you will not be allowed to leave and re-enter, even just going to the parking lot. This is due to security concerns. However, there will be exceptions for weather-related and medical emergencies.

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    Buying Tickets

    The Red Rocks box office is only open the day of a concert, and if there are tickets remaining you can but them there. Prior to the day of the show, you can buy tickets at the Denver Coliseum on Saturdays from 11am-3pm, or online.