A Trip Back in Time: STS9’s Legendary Red Rocks Performances (2003 to 2017)

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With STS9’s annual Red Rocks run just around the corner, we wanted to go back through years past and highlight some of the more memorable moments from their previous runs. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane…


STS9 made their Red Rocks debut on September 6, 2003 opening for (wait for it…) the String Cheese Incident. This show really brought Sound Tribe into the forefront of the burgeoning Colorado livetronica scene, and cemented a dedicated fan base here in the Rockies. You can watch that whole performance here: 


STS9 headlines Red Rocks for the first time. Opening up for them was legendary hip-hop act Jurassic 5.


The first of many two night headlining runs at Red Rocks, this year featured an amazing Breathe In opener. As this author’s first STS9 show, this one will always be a personal favorite. The first night (September 7) can be listened to here:



Another two night run, this show will forever be remembered for the set break set that Bassnectar threw down from inside the soundbooth. That’s right, he was in the middle of the Red Rocks crowd on a raised platform completely surrounded by fans. Maybe that can be considered the first ‘nectar 360 experience? Austin’s own Ghostland Observatory also opened up one of nights as well, and wowed the crowd with their next level light show. Here’s a fan video of the Bassnectar set break:


STS9’s first appearance at Red Rocks since the departure of longtime bassist Dave Murphy. The band’s new bassist, Alana Rocklin, breathes new life into the project and they start improvising at a higher caliber than they had been in years.


The group once again sells out both nights.


We can’t wait to see what historic moments happen this year. Surely the Friday night set where they are playing the album “Artifact” in its entirety is not one to be missed by even the most casual Tribe fan.


Grab tix for one or all three nights here as STS9 once again plays Red Rocks, 9/8/17 – 9/10/17!


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