Tickets for the Durango Blues Train on June 1 & 2 are on sale now! Tickets are available online, click here, and by phone at (512) 674-9300. Tickets are $119 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets are very limited and will sell out in advance. Get yours early and don't miss out!
The Blues Train is an exciting 3.5-hour moving experience of live blues on board the coal-fired, steam-powered train through the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The Blues Train features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical atmosphere. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. The Blues Train follows the same format as years past, with nine historic passenger cars, a steam-engine locomotive, two full bands, four solo/duo acts and three craft beer, cider and wine bars. To cap it off, passengers will take in spectacular sunset views along the "Highline," a world famous section of the railroad, as the train crawls along craggy cliffs high above the Wild Animas River.
"There's something magical that happens when you combine blues and a steam train but there's so much more to it than just that. It is an unforgettable experience that you will remember for a lifetime," said Steve Gumble, founder of the Durango Blues Train. "Each year, the train grows in popularity and each ride on the Blues Train brings a different experience. It's not often that you get artists of this caliber to play on a train that only holds 280 people! I got the chance to tell Dwayne Dopsie about the Blues Train after his performance at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and he jumped at the opportunity to play. To have him perform up close and intimate on the train is going to be stellar."