Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
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Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Former namesFiddler's Green Amphitheatre (1988-95, 2003-10, 2013-present)
Coors Amphitheatre (1995-2003)
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (2010-13)
Address6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4930
LocationDenver Metro
OwnerMuseum of Outdoor Arts
OperatorAEG Live[1]
TypeAmphitheatre
Capacity18,000
Construction
OpenedJune 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
Renovated2013-14
Website
http://www.fiddlersgreenamp.com/

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (formerly Coors Amphitheatre and Comfort Dental Amphitheatre) is an 18,000-person capacity amphitheatre located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. It is the largest outdoor amphitheatre in the Denver metropolitan area and is generally open every year from May to September.

About

It features 7,500 fixed seats and a general admission lawn section. The amphitheatre is nestled in Greenwood Plaza near the Denver Technological Center amongst office buildings. It opened in 1988 under the original name of Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre with a performance by Dan Fogelberg on June 11, 1988. It was later renamed to Coors Amphitheatre and had an exclusive operating contract with House of Blues until its sale to the new operator Live Nation. John Mayer and Counting Crows opened their 2003 tour with Maroon 5 on July 7, 2003, when the venue reverted to its original name. Starting February 2010, health organization Comfort Dental gained sponsorship rights for three years, changing its name to the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre.[2] The contract expired on January 31, 2013 and was not renewed. Beginning February 2013, the venue is, once again, known by its original name. In October 2013, the venue's operations contract expired with Live Nation, with the entreatment company choosing not to renew. Its owner, The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) signed a 15-year operations agreement with local promoter, AEG Live Rocky Mountains. The partnership will include a $5 million renovation, to take place during the amphitheatre's off season.[3]

Museum of Outdoor Arts

The Museum of Outdoor Arts, a local non-profit, owns Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and gave the venue its name when it originally opened. The amphitheatre began as an earth sculpture (made up only of earth and grass) where local business people could break for a lunchtime concert series sponsored by Museum of Outdoor Arts. Later, walls and seats were installed to make it the venue it is today. MOA has leased the venue out to large promoters such as MCA Concerts, House of Blues and Live Nation.

Also owned by MOA is Samson Park, which is connected to the amphitheatre. Samson Park features outdoor sculptures owned by Museum of Outdoor Arts, including its famous bronze series of Alice in Wonderland by artist Harry Marinsky, Stickworks by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, kinetic sculpture Estacas by Ken Bortolazzo, African sculpture by Agnes Nyanhongo and also features seasonal installations by renowned Colorado-based artist Lonnie Hanzon.

Events

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre renamed Comfort Dental". The Denver Post. MediaNews Group. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre to get $5M renovation under deal with AEG". KMGH-TV. W. Scripps Company. August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Forman, Bill. "Big gigs | Big Gigs | Colorado Springs Independent". Csindy.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Live Nation | Saturday! Fourth of July Celebration at Fiddler's Green". Promo.livenation.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Jammin Family Reunion W/ the O'Jays, Gap Band & Chaka Khan in Englewood, CO - Sep 16, 2005 6:30 PM". Eventful. 2005-09-16. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "KBPI's Locura Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and more". Archived from the original on August 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Denver in June - June 2008 Events in Denver - Denver, CO". Denver.about.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Smooth Jazz 104.3 Summer Fest 2006 in Englewood, CO - Jun 24, 2006 3:00 PM". Eventful. 2006-06-24. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Smooth Jazz 104.3's Summer Fest 2007 in Englewood, CO - Jun 23, 2007 2:00 PM". Eventful. 2007-06-23. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "20th Anniversary Kool Koncert 2007 in Englewood, CO - Jun 15, 2007 5:00 PM". Eventful. Retrieved .
  12. ^ http://www.fiddlersgreenamp.com/events/detail/249859
  13. ^ Forman, Bill. "Big gigs | Big Gigs | Colorado Springs Independent". Csindy.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "KS 107.5 Back to School Jam in Englewood, CO - Aug 29, 2007 7:00 PM". Eventful. 2007-08-29. Retrieved .
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  16. ^ "KS 107.5 ALL STAR'S". Archived from the original on June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ http://www.fiddlersgreenamp.com/events/detail/251858
  18. ^ "KS107.5 KS CLASSICS at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:00 AM MDT -- Live Nation". Livenation.com. 2012-08-24. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Dramarama Record New Album: Updated | Music News @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Tour Dates for the Scream 2 tour". Mareegurl247.tripod.com. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Bow Wow, Omarion Roll Out Scream IV Summer Dates". MTV. 2005-06-20. Retrieved .

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Coordinates: 39°36?01.77?N 104°53?38.26?W / 39.6004917°N 104.8939611°W / 39.6004917; -104.8939611


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