"Red Rocks is one of the most epic venues in the entire country," Dierks Bentley tells Rolling Stone Country of the majestic amphitheater just outside Denver. "I'm not sure what made someone think it was a good idea to build a music venue right in a canyon, but I can confidently speak for every artist who's played there and will someday play there… I'm so glad they did. It's one of those places where you can almost feel the artists who have played it before you. It's like they are in the rocks with you."
Rolling Stone Country was invited backstage and on stage to capture exclusive photos of the Dierks Bentley Riser Tour stop at Red Rocks.
All photographs by Joseph Llanes