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.
It’s that time of year: The spring snowmelt is starting and the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is coming to town. The three-day music festival runs April 15-17, kicking off Friday afternoon with a free, two-hour concert by the Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble and Running Out of Road at the super-cool Powerhouse Science Center. Saturday and Sunday are the big days for big bluegrass. The strains of pluckin’ and pickin’ will float over Durango as bands… Read More
Happy anniversary to the Durango Blues Train! Five years together as a historic mountain train and live blues music? You guys are the cutest couple. The music-powered train returns Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, for its fifth anniversary of riding the rails and swinging yer tails (aka dancing). This year’s lineup of musicians features Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown and MJ, Dragondeer, Mark “Porkchop” Holder, A.J. Fullerton featuring Big John Shrader, Cary Morin and Grant… Read More
It’s time to get yer twang on because it’s time for the 22nd annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown! The Durango Meltdown will melt your faces (wait, that’s metal not bluegrass) over April 17, 18 and 19. You can buy a weekend pass to enjoy the entire lineup of 26 bands over the three-day weekend or get single day passes for Saturday or Sunday. This year’s lineup includes bands such as International Bluegrass Music… 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 may be hard to tell whether you’re swaying with the rocking of the train or swaying with the rockin’ of the musicians during the fourth annual Durango Blues Train — but we’re willing to bet you’ll be swayin’ your hips and rockin’ out. This year, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, SBG Productions and the Durango and Silverton railroad are expanding the Blues Train to two — count ’em! — TWO weekends:… 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
Three bands for five bucks — and the money goes to a good cause? Sign us up! You still have a week to get your $5 advance tickets for Durango Nature Studies’ fifth annual Bluegrass Festival, 5 p.m. to 8:30 pm., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Rotary Park. Tickets are available at Band Wagon Music or Maria’s Bookshop, or you can buy them at the “door” (ahem, park) for $7 on the day… Read More
When you think of Durango, Colorado, you probably think of hiking, biking, rafting and all sorts of fun — and gritty — outdoor recreation. Well, get ready to gussy up because, for the past 27 years, Durango has been home to Music in the Mountains, a classical music festival that features world-class orchestra performances and chamber concerts. (Actually, “casual wear” is entirely appropriate for these concerts, but still: You might want to take… Read More