Last year, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which has a capacity just over 9,500, hosted only a few in-person events — with a capacity of 175 people. 

But Colorado's COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been in steady decline since the beginning of the year, and over one million vaccinations have rolled out. With that, the outdoor venue is requesting a variance from the state to be able to hold events at 2,500 people, 9NEWS reported.

Via 9NEWS:

Brian Kitts, a spokesperson for the venue, told The Know that 'the goal is to work up to hosting about 80 percent of a normal crowd at Red Rocks,' hopefully by the end of the  summer or by the fall.

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Red Rocks tweeted last week that it hopes to celebrate its 80th birthday by kicking off a concert season in April. While 2,500 is still a small crowd for Colorado's iconic amphitheater, it's certainly less sparse than 175.

Right now, Red Rocks does have a 2021 schedule on its website, but it's still unknown whether these shows will happen and a with what restrictions. You can see the Red Rocks calendar, below.

FULL 2021 RED ROCKS SCHEDULE

  • April 16-18: Ganja White Night. with Boogie T, SubDocta, Stratus B2B on Friday;  Walter Wilde, Computa B2B Matt Doe; Mala, The Widdler, Ternion Sound, Khiva on Saturday; Caspa, TRUTH, Mr. Bill, Pushloop on Sunday.
  • Friday, April 23: Galantis and 3Lau. With Mat Zo, Klo.
  • Friday, April 30: Trevor Hall/Citizen Cope. With Rising Appalachia.
  • Thursday: May 6: Hippie Sabotage. With Two Feet, Sebastian Paul.
  • Friday, May 7: Brantley Gilbert. With Chase Rice, Brandon Lay.
  • Saturday, May 8: Brantley Gilbert. With Chase Rice, Brandon Lay.
  • Sunday, May 9: Die Antwoord 2021.
  • Tuesday, May 11: RUSS. With Benny The Butcher, Bia and Bugus.
  • Saturday, May 15: Global Dub Festival. With Liquid Stranger, Subtronics and special guest Herobust.
  • Sunday, May 30: Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley/Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.
  • Wednesday, June 2: Lord Huron. With Black Pumas.
  • Thursday, June 3: Lord Huron. With Black Pumas.
  • Friday, June 4: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.
  • Saturday, June 5: Michael Franti & Spearhead. With Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph and Satsang.
  • Sunday, June 6: Stick Figure. 
  • Thursday, June 10: Brit Floyd.
  • Friday, June 11: The Revivalists. With Preservation Jazz Band, Neal Francis.
  • Saturday, June 12: Big Head Todd & The Monsters. With Violent Femmes.
  • Tuesday, June 15: Glass Animals with Denzel Curry.
  • Wednesday, June 16: Glass Animals with Denzel Curry.
  • Thursday, June 17: Chicago.
  • Tuesday, June 22: Barenaked Ladies. With Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket.
  • Wednesday, June 23: Andrew Bird/Calexico/Iron & Wine. With Special guest Neko Case.
  • Thursday, July 1: Dirty Heads. With G. Love & Special Sauce.
  • Friday, July 2: Zeds Dead. 
  • Saturday, July 3: Zeds Dead. 
  • Wednesday, July 7: Lindsey Stirling. With Kiesza, MAKO.
  • Saturday, July 10: The Avett Brothers. With Rachael & Vilray.
  • Sunday, July 11: The Avett Brothers. With Mark Lanegan.
  • Monday, July 12: Rainbow Kitten Surprise. With Mt. Joy.
  • Tuesday, July 13: Rainbow Kitten Surprise. With Mt. Joy.
  • Thursday, July 15: Trampled By Turtles/CAAMP. With Erin Rae.
  • Monday, July 19: KALEO. With Matt Maeson and Belle Mt.
  • Wednesday, July 21: Foreigner.
  • Thursday, July 22: David Gray.
  • Friday, July 23: STS9. With Shpongle, MIZE.
  • Saturday, July 24: STS9. With Tycho DJ, Chrome Sparks.
  • Sunday, July 25: Colorado Symphony & Chorus: Beethoven 9.
  • Monday, July 26: Halsey.  With blackbear and PRVIS.
  • Tuesday, July 27: Halsey.  With blackbear and PRVIS.
  • Wednesday, July 28: Goo Goo Dolls. With Lifehouse, Forest Blakk
  • Friday, July 30: Tedeschi Trucks Band. With St. Paul & The Broken, Bones, Gabe Dixon
  • Saturday, July 31: Tedeschi Trucks Band. With St. Paul & The Broken, Bones, Gabe Dixon
  • Sunday, Aug. 1: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. With Lucinda Williams.
  • Thursday, Aug. 5: Dermot Kennedy. With Bishop Briggs, Mallrat.
  • Sunday, Aug. 8: Joe Bonamassa.
  • Monday, Aug. 9: Joe Bonamassa.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: Wilco/Sleater-Kinney.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11: Rufus Du Sol.
  • Thursday, Aug. 12: Rufus Du Sol.
  • Saturday, Aug. 14: Slightly Stoopid. With Pepper, Common Kings, Don Carlos.
  • Sunday, Aug. 15: Slightly Stoopid. With Citizen Cope, Fortunate Youth, The Hip Abduction.
  • Thursday, Aug. 19: “1964” Beatles tribute.
  • Friday, Aug. 20: Big Wild.
  • Saturday, Aug. 21: Reggae on the Rocks. With Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Inner Circle, The Green, Israel Vibration, Keznamdi, Judge Roughneck, DJ Mackle.
  • Sunday, Aug. 22: Reggae on the Rocks. With Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Inner Circle, The Green, Israel Vibration, Keznamdi, Judge Roughneck, DJ Mackle.
  • Monday, Aug. 23: Nathaniel Rateliff.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24: Nathaniel Rateliff.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26: Louis The Child. With What So Not, Elderbrook, MEMBA.
  • Friday, Aug. 27: Louis The Child. With What So Not, Elderbrook, MEMBA.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29: The Black Crowes.
  • Monday, Aug. 30: The Black Crowes.
  • Thursday. Sept. 2: REZZ. With Rusko, Licii, Champagne Drop, Meso, sfam.
  • Friday, Sept. 3: REZZ. With l_o, Golden Features, Ivy Lab, X&G, Sara Landry.
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: Kidz Bop World Tour.
  • Monday, Sept. 6: Maren Morris.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band.
  • Saturday, Sept. 11: Brandi Calile with Colorado Symphony.
  • Sunday, Sept. 12: Brandi Calile with Colorado Symphony.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15: Alison Wonderland.
  • Friday, Sept. 17: Greensky Bluegrass. With Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
  • Saturday, Sept. 18: Greensky Bluegrass. With Circles Around The Sun.
  • Sunday, Sept. 19: Greensky Bluegrass. With Railroad Earth.
  • Thursday, Sept. 23: Get The Led Out.
  • Sept 24-25: RowdyTown IX. With GoldFish, Convex (Friday); Peekaboo, slenderbodies, Dreamers Delight (Saturday).
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: Lake Street Drive. With The Wood Brothers.
  • Monday, Sept. 27: Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Sunday, Oct. 3: Mandolin Orange. With The Tallest Man on Earth, Bonny Light Horesman.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: Heilung.
  • Sunday, Oct. 10: Opiuo and Clozee. With LSDREAM, Of The Trees, K+Lab.
  • Monday, Oct. 11: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. With Leah Senior.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. With Leah Senior.

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