Some days practicing law requires long hours in the office, but some days practicing law allows you to be outside on a crisp, Colorado spring day. Luckily for the legal team working on a case to improve accessibility at Red Rocks, Friday was a perfect day (despite the impending snow storm) to take measurements and photographs of the concert venue. Alison Daniels and Jennifer Purrington from Disability Law Colorado (DLC), Kevin Williams and Tram Ha from Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), and Amy Robertson and Caiti Hall from CREEC ventured to Red Rocks to document the current conditions and discuss improvements for disabled concertgoers.
Red Rocks is a beautiful open-air amphitheater built into a natural rock formation in Morrison, Colorado. The incredible venue draws some top-line performers and Colorado locals, as well as visitors from across the country, to Red Rocks to have a unique concert experience. Unfortunately, many disabled concertgoers have been denied meaningful access to Red Rocks and thus have been unable to take part in this quintessential Colorado experience. That is why, in December of this year, DLC, CCDC, and CREEC filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal District Court challenging ticketing and seating policies that make it difficult for people with mobility disabilities; we are also investigating seating and ticketing problems for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired, that keep them from fully enjoying concerts at Red Rocks.
We are currently interested in talking with people who have encountered problems like this. If you have attended or have attempted to attend a concert at Red Rocks and use a wheelchair or have limited mobility, are Deaf or hard of hearing, or have vision impairments, please contact our office.
You can get in touch with us by calling our office (303) 757-7901 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.