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May 24, 2021

Announcing Aretha: A Tribute With Your Colorado Symphony At Red Rocks


Media Contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)

Vocalists Capathia Jenkins & Ryan Shaw perform alongside the Colorado Symphony on July 8

May 24, 2021 – Denver, CO – Announcing Aretha: A Tribute with your Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre on July 8, 2021. A stunning tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Colorado favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and many others.

Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon leads your Colorado Symphony in this incredible evening under the stars. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10am MST. For more information, please click here.

Your Red Rocks experience has been modified to support social distancing guidelines during events with limited capacity, including the creation of separate sections within the seating bowl – each with dedicated Amphitheatre entrances. Masks will be required inside restrooms, the Trading Post, and Visitor’s Center. For more information about Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre policies and procedures, please click here.

In addition:

  • Ticket purchase information may be used for contact tracing in the event it is needed for your safety
  • Patrons will be required to remain within the section for which you hold a ticket
  • Violation of venue health and safety measures may result in ejection from the event

Download the official Red Rocks app before your visit for contactless entry with AXS Mobile ID, weather alerts, park and venue maps, visitor tips and special offers. Conditions and capacities may change throughout the season based on guidance from City authorities and fans should be aware of changes that may affect this experience.

Aretha: A Tribute with your Colorado Symphony
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
When: Thurs July 8, 2021 at 7:30pm MST
Doors: 6:30pm MST
Tickets: Available FRI May 28, 2021 at 10am


For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations - 303.308.2477 (o)

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Tickets to Colorado Symphony events are available online at or by phone at 303.623.7876. The Box Office is open for phone inquiries only, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Colorado Symphony Association is the region’s only full-time professional orchestra committed to artistic excellence and ensuring the future of live, symphonic music. Performing over 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado, your Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from all genres of music. During the COVID-19 health pandemic, we worked to safely produce over 50 concerts with and without audiences, including: 18 Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre performances, two large scale virtual community benefit concerts, and dozens of small ensemble concerts performed in numerous outdoor venues like the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria, Denver Zoo, and Denver Botanic Gardens. Our virtual #PlayOn campaigns garnered 2 million views between our Virtual Music Hour, Weekly Replay, From Home Concerts, and MusiCurious Instrument Interviews.  Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, your Colorado Symphony continually expands its through education, outreach, and programming. We partner with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the power of symphonic orchestral music. To learn more, visit