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Tech N9ne At Red Rocks – A Survival Guide

Published: September 30, 2016 in Strange Music by


Not sure how to prepare for the upcoming Red Rocks show? We got you covered.

As we get closer to Tech N9ne’s return to Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, CO, we hear more and more about the fans making the trip to see the KC King rock the world-renowned stage. This will be a legendary night, not only with the addition of Mackenzie Nicole on the show roster, but also because of Rob Prior‘s live-painting and recording of his upcoming documentary.

For some, this is not their first rodeo to this beautiful venue. However, for many others, it will be their first time stepping foot into this incredible experience.

We here at Strange Music want you to be prepared for the party of a lifetime, happening on October 9. We have taken it upon ourselves to provide some pointers on how to get the most out of your trip to one of the coolest venues in the world.

What To Bring

If you have been to a concert, nothing is as frustrating as not coming prepared. We provided a small, basic list of things one should bring every time he or she goes to a Strange Music show.


However, when you go to a show as big of a caliber as Red Rocks, it is wise to pack a wide range of necessities to ensure you have the best time. It is always important to double-check the list of accepted and prohibited items allowed in the venue. Here is a list of what we recommend to bring on October 9:

  • A SEALED bottle of water to stay hydrated (or an empty bottle to fill up inside the venue)

  • Portable cell-phone charger to ensure you never lose your comrades

  • Small, zipstring backpack to hold your brand new Strange Music merchandise, among other things

  • Personal camera to capture your favorite moments of the show

  • Comfortable shoes so you can dance all night with 9,000 of your friends

  • All of your friends so everyone can share this memory with you

  • A great attitude because you are about to witness an extremely badass concert in Morrison, CO

It is always better to be safe than sorry. We want our fans to have the most memorable experience they possibly can as we take over Red Rocks for one amazing night.

Road Trip Playlist

Now that you are all packed and ready to go, it is time to make your way to Red Rocks! Before you leave, make sure you have your tunes ready to go. Lucky for you, we created a playlist on Spotify for you to enjoy during your trip. Not only will you be singing along the whole time, but you will be extremely excited to see what this Calm Before The Storm Tour stop has in store. Check it out below!


Another frustrating aspect of going to a concert is the concern of parking. If you are not familiar with the area, Red Rocks has provided an informative image for patrons to reference. More information about parking at Red Rocks can be found here.




One of the coolest things you can tell someone when they ask about the clothes you are wearing is, “I got this at the Tech N9ne show at Red Rocks!” Make sure to set some money aside during your trip to pick up some dope Strange Music merchandise. We will be featuring some of our newest additions to the store, too, so stop by the merch booth and show some love.

Explore Colorado!

It would be unfair to travel to Colorado without getting a chance to explore the wonders that Colorado has to offer. From the range of restaurants to the gorgeous scenic activities, there are plenty of activities you can do to bring the experience of a weekend at Red Rocks home.

Ship Rock Grille

Photo: Red Rocks

Photo: Red Rocks

Settled right in Red Rocks Park, you can enjoy lunch and a beautiful view with the convenience of being right next to the venue. On days of concerts, one can make pre-show dinner reservations with proof of a ticket. For more information and times of operation, visit their website.



Photo: Cholon

If you are feeling more of the Asian cuisine, check out Cholon in Denver. Featured in the Top 5 of 5280 Magazine‘s Denver’s Best Restaurants in 2015, this restaurant has many influences of flavor from different regions of Asia. A short drive into downtown Denver will land you with a delicious meal. Don’t forget about Happy Hour! Here is the menu.

El Taco De Mexico

Photo: Citybuzz

Who could hate on authentic Mexican food? Just a quick 15 minute drive from Red Rocks, El Taco De Mexico is named one of The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, Summer 2016. They serve breakfast options all day, just to add on to the wide array of menu options to experience. Read the menu here.

Denver Biscuit Co.

Tell me one person that would say no to brunch. Treat yourself after a crazy night in Red Rocks to a delicious morning meal at Denver Biscuit Company. Seen on Food Network, you cannot go wrong with their biscuit sandwiches. Hungry? Find your order here.

Hiking At Red Rocks


It will be a beautiful weekend in Denver. One amazing thing about Red Rocks is your ability to enjoy the park outside of seeing a show. The park provides different hiking trails for people to experience during their time in Morrison, CO. Take some time during your weekend to explore the beauty preserved in one of Denver’s Mountain Parks. You can find more information on their website.

Tech N9ne Mural


Did you know there is actually a Tech N9ne mural in Denver? Head into downtown Denver and check out this beautiful painting, put together by SRIL. Learn more about the artist here.

Want to check it out? Here’s an exact address: 1259 E 37th Ave, Denver, Colorado, 80205

Angelo’s CDs
Need some CDs for Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, JL, or Starrz to sign? Simply want to check out what the local CD shops have to offer? Stop by Angelo’s CDs in Denver to see what they have to offer. Read more about them on their website.

Denver Zoo


Continue to enjoy the outdoors by stopping by the Denver Zoo! Open from 9AM – 5PM daily, enjoy the many exhibits they have to offer. It is fun for the whole family and a wonderful way to experience the wildlife residing in Denver. Read more here.

With one of the biggest shows of the year coming up, and a multitude of activities to do during your weekend, this is our survival guide to your weekend in Morrison, CO. There is so much to explore in the beautiful state of Colorado, and we are ecstatic to share this evening of music with our Strange Music family.

Safe travels, and we will see you at Red Rocks!

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  • Camron

    I’ve never been more excited for an event. I was born and raised in the the springs, have seen/met almost everyone from strange and have never been to the most epic epic shows Colorado can give. Can’t count how many shows I’ve been too but this is fulfilling a dream.
    Now to get to The Midland Theater and I can die happy!
    Thank you Strange Music

  • Michael Clark

    Just moved to Denver 3 months ago from KC. Gotta pop my Red Rocks cherry with a Strange Music show!!!

  • Happy Shack

    Great article! You forgot downtown Morrison, Colorado, which is just down the road from Red Rocks Entrances 3 & 4, and besides Happy Shack (Your Red Rocks Headshop) – there’s a collection of bars, restaurants, gas stations & shops to check out before & after a show. Here’s a little map:


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