Morrison Travel Guide
Long before Barack Obama was a senator, Sheryl Crow sang "A Change Will Do You Good." But the singer insists she's not just jumping on the Democratic hype train--the presidential candidate has reached directly into her soul.
"We are finally inspired by the words that he's saying," Crow told the crowd when she performed Sunday night at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre.
Dave Matthews and the alt-country act Sugarland also performed at the kickoff concert along with John Legend, who debuted a new campaign song called "If You're Out There."
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Nothing quite says summer like traveling to your local pavilion, shed or whatever you want to call it, and parking yourself on a piece of green lawn to experience the sounds (and smells) of a concert. And if you're looking for a full concert experience with a healthy dose of nature thrown in, then look no further than the Red Rocks Amphitheatre just outside of Denver.
Situated between Ship Rock and Creation Rock, Red Rocks is arguably one of the world's most unique and stunning musical venues. These natural walls, each of which is taller than Niagara Falls, provide excellent acoustics as well as a natural beauty that is distracting no matter how talented the act. Playing on nature's stage this summer are acts ranging from The Police to Willie Nelson. (Speaking of concert smells...)
If you have grown tired of the more mainstream musical acts, the Monolith Festival may be more your style. Celebrating its second year at Red Rocks, the festival features two days of indie rock groups with headliners DeVotchKa and Silversun Pickups on day one, followed by Justice and TV on the Radio closing out the weekend. Tickets for both days start at $110, and the festival runs from September 13-14 this year, just in time to get in and out of Colorado without needing your skis.
[Photo: Uriah Welcome]