PICK OF THE WEEK: Monolith Festival – Friday & Saturday, September 14th & 15th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Why You Should Go: Quite simply, why would you not go? A two day festival at arguably the greatest venue in the world is something not to miss, especially if you are lucky enough to live here in Colorado and you have the venue in your backyard.

If that’s not enough, the line-up should be enough to entice you. Both headliners, CAKE and The Flaming Lips have headlined Red Rocks on their own and as anchors to this festival they should bring the house down. While Red Rocks show are notoriously expensive, Monolith has tried to keep the ticket price relatively low and for more than 25 bands each day I think they have accomplished it nicely.

In addition to the famed Main Stage at Red Rocks the organizers of Monolith have plotted out an additional 4 stage locations to include two indoor stages in the visitors center at the top of Red Rocks. With stage capacities ranging from 9,000 to probably 500 it will be a great opportunity to see some outstanding emerging artists on small stages while still catching the international headliners on the main stage.

Other bands on the bill include: The Decemberists, Spoon, Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Art Brut, Editors, Yacht, Flostradamus and many many more.

We are fortunate to have a festival of this caliber happening right here on the front range, please get out and support Monolith so we can be assured that it will become an annual festival as the organizers have planned.


The Flaming Lips:

The Decemberists:


Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO 80465 – (720)865-2494

Friday: 1:30 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
See Schedule Here

Friday: $42.50
Saturday: $42.50
Two Day Pass: $79.50
VIP Pass: $175

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!