Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

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Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Former names Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (1988-95, 2003-10, 2013-present)
Coors Amphitheatre (1995-2003)
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (2010-13)
Address 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Englewood, CO 80111-4930
Location Denver Metro
Owner Museum of Outdoor Arts
Operator AEG Live[1]
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 18,000
Construction
Opened June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
Renovated 2013-14

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

About[edit]

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. It's owner, The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) signed a 15-year operations agreement with local promoter, AEG Live Rocky Mountains. The partnership will included a $5 million renovation, to take place during the amphitheatre's off season.[3]

Museum of Outdoor Arts[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Lisa (August 14, 2013). "AEG TO MANAGE FIDDLER’S GREEN". Venues Today. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre renamed Comfort Dental". The Denver Post. MediaNews Group. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre to get $5M renovation under deal with AEG". KMGH-TV. W. Scripps Company. August 6, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Forman, Bill. "Big gigs | Big Gigs | Colorado Springs Independent". Csindy.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  5. ^ "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 2014-06-27. 
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  8. ^ "Smooth Jazz 104.3 Summer Fest 2006 in Englewood, CO - Jun 24, 2006 3:00 PM". Eventful. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  9. ^ "Smooth Jazz 104.3's Summer Fest 2007 in Englewood, CO - Jun 23, 2007 2:00 PM". Eventful. 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  10. ^ "20th Anniversary Kool Koncert 2007 in Englewood, CO - Jun 15, 2007 5:00 PM". Eventful. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  11. ^ Forman, Bill. "Big gigs | Big Gigs | Colorado Springs Independent". Csindy.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  12. ^ "KS 107.5 Back to School Jam in Englewood, CO - Aug 29, 2007 7:00 PM". Eventful. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  13. ^ "America's Most Wanted Tour (KS107.5's Back to School Jam) at Fiddler's Green... (Englewood, CO) on 20 Aug 2009 –". Last.fm. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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  15. ^ "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 2014-06-27. 
  16. ^ "Dramarama Record New Album: Updated | Music News @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  17. ^ "Tour Dates for the Scream 2 tour". Mareegurl247.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  18. ^ "Bow Wow, Omarion Roll Out Scream IV Summer Dates". MTV. 2005-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  19. ^ "Live Nation | Saturday! Fourth of July Celebration at Fiddler's Green". Promo.livenation.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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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