August Photo Gallery - Thanks For A Great Year

The Durango Blues Train on August 18 & 19 was an amazing way to conclude a rocking and rolling summer! Perfect weather, stunning performances and a great group of riders made for a spectacular musical trip. We would like to thank all of the riders and loyal fans, partners, staff, and artists who make this Durango Blues Train such a special event!

August 18 & 19 - Blues Train Food and Drinks

 August 18 & 19 - Blues Train Food and Drinks

Ice cold brews, scenic views, tasty food and blues music! The beer lineup and food menu for the Durango Blues Trains on August 18 & 19 are here! The menus will feature tasty brews from our award-winning brewery partners Ska Brewing and Telluride Brewing Company.

All Aboard - August 18 & 19 Information

All Aboard - August 18 & 19 Information

This summer's last Blues Trains of 2017 take place this weekend and we have all the info needed to get you ready for a musical experience of a lifetime!

Artist Spotlight: Kerry Pastine And The Crime Scene

Artist Spotlight: Kerry Pastine And The Crime Scene

Since forming in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm. From sweaty, sold-out small clubs to sharing the main stage of festivals, the Crime Scene shows no signs of slowing down.

June Photo Recap: Thanks For A Great Ride

The June 2 and 3, 2017 Durango Blues Train was a ride for the books! Perfect weather, eclectic performances and a great group of riders made for a spectacular musical voyage. It's always a pleasure to rock the rails aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the event producers, SBG Productions, sincerely thank all of the partners, staff, artists and riders who made this Durango Blues Train a memorable event!

Special Lodging Discount at the Best Western PLUS Rio Grande Inn

Special Lodging Discount at the Best Western PLUS Rio Grande Inn

The Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is offering a special 15% discount off of published rates for Durango Blues Train attendees. To make a reservation, call 888-245-4466 or use one of the booking links below.

2017 August Lineup Is Here

 2017 August Lineup Is Here

The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado peaks on a high note on August 18 & 19 as the Durango Blues Train announces the artist lineup. The August lineup features Hector Anchondo Band, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Brody Buster, Felonius Smith Trio, Husky Burnette ft. Caroline Crews, and Steve Itterly.

August 18 & 19 - Tickets On Sale Now

 August 18 & 19 - Tickets On Sale Now

The perfect way to end your summer in Colorado, tickets for the Durango Blues Train on August 18 & 19 are on sale now! Click here to get tickets online or call (888) 512-7469. Enjoy an evening on the rails with live blues music, Colorado's best craft beer from Ska Brewing and Telluride Brewing Company and the beautiful scenery of the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Tickets For August 18 & 19 On Sale March 28

 Tickets For August 18 & 19 On Sale March 28

Just announced! Tickets for the Durango Blues Train on August 18 & 19 will go on sale Tuesday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online here, or over the phone at (888) 512-7469. Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets are $100 per person per night, plus a 7% Historic Train Preservation fee. Set your calendar reminders - tickets are limited, don't miss out! Tickets for June 2 & 3 are on sale now, with Saturday night already sold out.

Saturday, June 3, Tickets Sold Out

 Saturday, June 3, Tickets Sold Out

Tickets for the Durango Blues Train on Saturday, June 3 are officially sold out! Friday night tickets are still available in limited quantities. Don't miss your opportunity to kick the summer season off with a trip into the San Juan National Forest alongside with two bands, four solo/duo artists and a train full of fun-loving folks! You'll get to experience sunset views of the "Highline," the world-famous section of the railroad, as the train crawls along the cliffs high above the Animas River.

June Artist Lineup Announced

 June Artist Lineup Announced

The summer season in Durango, Colorado heats up with the announcement of the artist lineup for the Durango Blues Train on June 2 & 3. The list of the artists set to play the summertime event on June 2 & 3 includes returning veteran artists, internationally acclaimed blues acts and up-and-coming performers. The June lineup features Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr., Felix Y Los Gatos, A.J. Fullerton featuring Nic Clark, Ben Prestage, Grant Sabin and Chris Yakopcic.

June Tickets Now On Sale

June Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the Durango Blues Train on June 2 & 3 are on sale NOW! Tickets are available online, click here, and by phone at (888) 512-7469. Tickets are $100 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets are limited and will sell out in advance. Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate.Tickets for August 18 & 19 will go on sale later this spring. 

Tickets Go On Sale February 15th

Tickets Go On Sale February 15th

2017 is off to a great start as we look forward to the 7th summer of blues on the rails aboard the Durango Blues Train. This year’s Blues Trains will take place June 2 & 3 and August 18 & 19. Tickets for the June Blues Trains are set to go on sale February 15th at 10:00 a.m. (MT). Tickets will be available here. Tickets for the August Blues Trains will go on sale later this spring.

Brian Keith Wallen Releases New Song about the Blues Train

Brian Keith Wallen Releases New Song about the Blues Train

Our friend and talented artist Brian Keith Wallen played a two-night run on the Durango Blues Train earlier this year on June 3 & 4, 2016. The experience inspired him so much that he wrote a song about it. We're honored and thrilled to share it with you today.
 
"If you need some feeling in your soul, there's rhythm in the rails. The whistle wails and moans so fill up your cup and let the Blues Train take you home"

Top 5 Reasons to Ride the Durango Blues Train this Summer

Great restaurants, live music and outdoor recreation in the Southwest pair together for the perfect weekend getaway this summer. The Durango Blues Train has become a staple of the Durango's summertime fun,  and here's 5 reasons why you should check it off your to-do list.


1. The Music

The Durango Blues Train is one of the most unique concert experiences you will ever have. You get to see six blues acts up close and personal in the comfort of a train car. Passengers are free to move from car to car and sample each musical artist. Similar to a multi-stage music festival, you can choose to spend time in the car you like the most or keep dancing from car to car!

2. The Train

You get to ride on a train that is over a century old. This is an experience that many people do not get to enjoy. The train is coal-fired and steam-powered, which is like experiencing travel in the Old West. This allows an enjoyable aspect for any history or trains buffs riding the Blues Train. This is the same beautiful scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." 

3. The Views

Make sure to bring your camera! The Durango Blues Train provides some of the most amazing views that Colorado has to offer. The train has some open air gondola cars which allow for great site seeing while you enjoy the music. The ride covers about half of the famous trip between Durango and Silverton. That trip can take about six hours, whereas the Blues Train is about three hours round trip. This allows you to see some of the amazing views, without setting aside too much time.

4. The Passengers

The Durango Blues Train is such a great community of music fans that you inevitably make great friendships on your journey. Everything about the trip is so intimate that you have the opportunity to meet so many different people. The three hour ride allows you to bond with other people you may not have known at the beginning of the trip. All of this can be done from your seat or dance floor spot on the beautiful train while you and your new friends enjoy the awesome blues jams.

5. The Other Activities in Durango

The Durango Blues Train does not depart until 7:00 p.m which provides you with a full day of activities before embarking on the train. You can visit Mesa Verde, go on a brewery tour from one of 5 local breweries, hike or ride a bike on some of Colorado’s famous trails, tube or raft the Animas River or go rock climbing. To make a long story short, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


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