Mile-High Entertainment


Have you ever attended a concert at 30,000 feet?  Don’t feel bad, most people haven’t.  But that is exactly what Southwest Airlines Customers experienced on a recent flight from Denver to Chicago Midway to Nashville and finally to New Orleans. 

For the past two and a half years, Southwest Airlines has been the official airline sponsor of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre located just outside of Denver, CO.  To help celebrate that relationship, Southwest teamed up with our friends at Red Rocks to host an Inflight concert featuring local Denver artists Jim Dalton of the Railbenders and Angie Stevens, and, needless to say, it rocked! 

But don’t take my word for it.  We invited Greg Moody of CBS in Denver along for the ride, and he documented this unique performance better than I can describe.  To view Greg’s story, visit: and search for Southwest Airlines and Red Rocks. 

No doubt, the Customers onboard these flights were pleasantly surprised and entertained (and hopefully not tired!), but it’s nowhere close to experiencing a live show at Red Rocks.   

If you’ve never been, Red Rocks Red Rocks Amphitheatre is known world-wide for its star-studded roster, natural amplification, and incomparable ambience, as well as awe-inspiring hiking and biking trails.  This acoustically perfect natural outdoor Amphitheatre is flanked by striking 400 ft.-high red sandstone formations.  In the evening, the seats in the Amphitheatre overlook the lights of the city, creating a tremendous panoramic view. 

So what are you waiting for?  Jump on a Southwest flight to Denver and experience Red Rocks for yourself.  Or, if you get lucky, look for Jim and Angie on your next Southwest flight, and be sure to sing along. 






  1. Good luck to Southwest customers who will be flying
    in for the American Idol auditions July 12-14, 2009
    at Invesco Field (where the Broncos play).

  2. XVIII

  3. Wow! That’s neat! :) That would be fun.

    Happy 37th birthday, Southwest! I mailed a card to HDQ Monday & last night, I went to the airport to give my friends a card & some goodies. :)

    Thought for the day: Why is it called Mountain Dew when it’s not made out of a mountain or dew?

    SWA LUV!

  4. I still think the U-2 footage from Red Rocks is awesome. I look forward
    to possible announcement of more service to/from Denver either later this week at the Global Transportation Conference or on the 26th with the expansion of the reservation schedule.

  5. To hear some of your favorite bands jam out ,with the natural acoustics at Red Rocks, would be awesome.

    Picture yourself in the cool of the evening, surrounded with friends and great music, and the sun is setting with those amazing colors only seen during twilight hours. Then you look up, seeing a Southwest Airplane blend into the evening sky with those same colors, and you remember how you got to Denver in the first place.

    What a great partnership. It makes sense.


  6. The Red Rocks Tour is so much FUN! Angie and James both rock. I must admit I downloaded a few songs from iTunes after my experience last year! Great coverage on the event Chris!

    Turning my iPod back up now…….