Colorado Music Hall of Fame
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is a museum located in the Trading Post at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It was created to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions, to preserve and protect historical artifacts, and to educate the public about everything that is great about Colorado’s music.
Backstory and Context
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, honors newly elected Colorado music legends with major fund-raising events and colorful, entertaining exhibits profiling each legend. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame inducted its first honorees in 2011 with songwriter John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre (as a venue). It has since expanded to include many other musicians.
The museum provides a dynamic environment designed for thousands of visitors to the Red Rocks campus, preserving and protecting historical artifacts through displays and interactive elements.
Chairman Chuck Morris, director G. Brown and an impressive and varied board of directors believe in the power of Colorado rock history to inspire lifelong music fans. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is establishing a permanent institution in the service of those traditions.
At the Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s first induction event on April 20, 2011, the Anschutz Foundation made a $50,000 contribution to the University of Colorado College of Music in CMHOF’s name. The donation was used to create funded internships, which enable talented students to receive real-life experiences in various aspects of music management and production.