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A step back in time with the world's most iconic music venues

Over 100 years of dancing the night away

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 21 September 2016
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Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado

Red Rocks Amphitheater is Colorado’s most celebrated music venue. John Brisben Walker purchased the property in the late 1800s and originally used it as a small amusement park and tourist attraction. In the following years, he discovered the grand acoustic properties between Ship Rock, Creation Rock and Stage Rock and hosted the first concert in 1910 with the Signor Ferrulo band.

Construction for the Red Rocks Amphitheater as we know it today started in 1936 and was completed in 1941. Still utilizing the structure’s massive, sound-hugging form, Red Rocks is one of America’s most stunning music venues and is for many artists a favorite performance location. In 2016 alone, the venue has seen LCD Soundsystem, Flume, Halsey, Zeds Dead and an entire HARD production.

The DC Armory, Washington

The DC Armory is a massive concert venue originally used as the headquarters, armory and training facility for the DC National Guard. Construction finished in 1941 and has since been used to host Presidential inauguration balls, auto shows and by the FBI during World War II as the Identification Division to store fingerprint records. The DC Armory is now used as a performance and show venue with a 10,000 person capacity. Electronic artists that have taken to the Armory stage and filled the dancefloor include Kaskade and Armin Van Buuren.

[Photos: National Guard Amory, Fingerprinting Division 1945 / DC Armory 2011]

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