Fey also played a key role in putting Denver’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater on the map, starting in 1976 with his Summer of Stars concert series and then helping to produce the U2 1983 concert movie ‘U2 At Red Rocks: Under A Blood-Red Sky.’
Fey was also credited with saving the bankrupt Denver Symphony, helping the company transform into the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Fey went into semi-retirement in the late 1990s, though he kept his hand in the game, serving as a consultant for the House of Blues, teaching classes at The University of Colorado and in 2011, Fey published “A Backstage Past,” a memoir of his time as a concert promoter.
In February, 2012, Fey was inducted into the the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and in March 2013, Fey was inducted into the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame.
"When he was into it, there was nobody close to him as a promoter," Chuck Morris head of AEG Rocky Mountains and a long time friend and colleague of Fey told the Denver Post. "When his head was around promoting a rock 'n' roll band, there was nobody better, and I knew 'em all — Bill Graham, you name it. But there was nobody better at selling tickets. Father's Day baseball games, for God's sakes? He was a magician."
Fey is survived by his sons, Tyler, Jeremy, Geoffry and Alan.