After news broke of additional regulations regarding noise levels at the world-renown Red Rocks Amphitheater last week, a petition to the city of Morrison, CO was quickly set up. The petition asks the city to remove noise restrictions from the amphitheater given musical concerts have been done at Red Rocks far longer than homeowners have lived around Red Rocks. In addition to removing restrictions, the petition states that the regulations put in place by the city of Denver unfairly target EDM concerts with the low frequency bass sound that travels further than other higher frequency sounds.
With the increase in exposure of electronic music in Colorado over the past 5 years or so, the regulations surrounding noise level and length of concerts have increased. While not all concerts that may be considered electronic break restrictions, the residents of Morrison have grouped all of these concerts and the people who attend them into one category; complaining that our music is too loud and our shows run too late into the night. With the knowledge that any artist who breaks the regulations set forth this year could be banned, electronic music is dead center of the crosshairs for city officials trying to ‘protect’ the residents of Morrison.
Music is an expression and those who attend electronic shows at Red Rocks can tell you it is one of the most beautiful venues in the world. To hear our music in such a historical place, looking up at the natural walls around us and the starry sky above the Denver skyline… There is really no other place like it. With 10,000 supporters of the petition as of January 11th, it is imperative we take stand for our music and help keep Red Rocks a destination for people around the world. You can sign the petition here.