fThe Colorado Music Hall of Fame is located in the Trading Post just below the main stage of the renowned open-air music venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It’s located in Morrison, ten miles west of Denver.
Founded in 2011 by Boulder-area music promoter and manager Chuck Morris, the nonprofit inducts as honorees not only Colorado artists but also famous Colorado venues, like Red Rocks itself, and other organizations that support Colorado music and musicians.
The museum has over a dozen permanent exhibits dedicated to Colorado music greats like John Denver, Judy Collins, Harry Tuft, Diane Reeves, Lannie Garrett, and more. One of the museum’s missions is to protect and preserve historical artifacts, and it has plenty of interesting music memorabilia in the form of costumes, original sheet music, instruments and awards.
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame strives to educate and inspire a new generation of great Colorado musicians by telling the stories of how the legends got their starts, where they ended up, and everything they accomplished along the way. The museum also regularly displays new exhibits, featuring locals like Colorado legend Glenn Miller and Phillip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire.
Admission to the museum is free thanks to sponsorship by Comfort Dental, and is open daily from 9am to 4pm, and longer on show days. The museum is designed to offer something to visitors of all ages, and you don’t have to be at Red Rocks for a show to get in.
Red Rocks Park is a popular hiking destination, and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame gives day-visitors a place to get out of the sun and soak up some music history when they need a break.
Address: 17900 Trading Post Rd, Morrison, CO 80465
Season: Year round