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DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - The first renderings of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame have been released, and show how the Trading Post gift shop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre will be transformed into the first permanent memorial to the state's musical history.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which made John Denver its first inductee in 2011, has occupied temporary space at 1stBank Center in Broomfield but last year began looking for a permanent home.Chuck Morris, the concert promoter and chairman of the Hall of Fame, announced in November an agreement with the city of Denver to move into the Trading Post space.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is expected to open in time for the first wave of summer concertgoers at Red Rocks to see the collection of memorabilia related to such notables as Judy Collins, the Astronauts and, of course, John Denver. A bronze statue of John Denver will be installed outside the Trading Post.

The center room will be the home of exhibits dedicated to concert promoterBarry Fey and Denver Folklore Center founder Harry Tuft, who both were inducted in 2012. Collins, the Serendipity Singers and other members of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 will be showcased in the main room as well.

The John Denver exhibit will be in the room to the left. The room to the right will house the exhibit on rock in the 1960s, including the Astronauts, Sugarloaf and Flash Cadillac. Through the rear door will be a coffee bar and exhibits devoted to Red Rocks itself. The outdoor venue was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

Read the full report on the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1fVazZO.

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