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The 2017 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown runs April 21, 22 and 23 and the three-day festival is packed with performances by a stellar lineup of 25 bluegrass bands!

The fifth annual Durango Celtic Festival is March 9-12 and features some of the best Celtic bands and musicians in the world.

Hop aboard the Durango Blues Train to enjoy a historic train ride and live blues music!

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Durango than with the Durango Celtic Festival. The four-day festival in Southwest Colorado is an annual tradition that brings together the best of Celtic music, Celtic dancing and, of course, some darn good Celtic drinking. The 2015 Durango Celtic Festival, which runs March 12-15, features nearly a dozen bands as well as workshops on celtic guitar, gaelic singing, step dancing, fiddle, mandolin and more…. Read More

The 26th annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering kicks of Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. This year, like ever year, the gathering will celebrate all things cowboy and cowgirl and the rich traditions, history and culture of the American West. Events include live concerts, art shows, musical theater, train rides and trail rides, as well as a chuck wagon breakfast and cowboy parade. Both Friday and Saturday nights feature two… Read More

Welp. June is over. July is here. And, for the past 27 years, July has meant one thing in Durango: the start of Music in the Mountains. Despite what the name brings to mind, it’s not a bluegrass festival (although Durango has plenty of those). Music in the Mountains is a classical music festival and conservatory program that features world-class musicians, orchestra performances and chamber concerts. Every summer since 1987, the Music in the… Read More

It just doesn’t seem fair: Durango has its very own film festival and its very own bluegrass festival? How much coolness can one small mountain town claim? Well, a lot, as it turns out. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown will heat up and thaw out the town throughout the weekend of April 11-13. At last count, the lineup will feature nearly 30 bands, including national acts like the Grammy-nominated contemporary bluegrass band Blue Highway, self-described “hard-drivin’… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so break out your green, practice your pucker, and get your drinking pants on! (Or don’t; you can celebrate St. Paddy’s completely sober, although we don’t necessarily recommend it.) So, what is there to do in Durango for St. Patrick’s Day? Well, we’ll tell ya. Mmm…Beer In keeping with the tradition of getting completely blarney’d on St. Paddy’s, Durango has plenty of breweries where… Read More

Kiss me, I’m Irish! Or don’t. Whatever. But remember: St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to kick off March Madness (a different kind of madness) than with the Durango Celtic Festival this weekend. This is only the second year of the festival, which organizers describe as “three days of traditional and modern Celtic music, covering the sounds of Ireland, Scotland, the Hebrides, and Cape Breton, along… Read More

Handel’s Messiah is an annual rite of passage to mark the start of the Christmas season, and it has become an beloved annual tradition for those who love the holidays. This weekend, the Durango Choral Society and the San Juan Symphony will partner for the first time to perform selected movements from Handel’s Messiah during two concerts: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Henderson Hall at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov…. Read More