Durango Blues Train: Dates & Tickets

June event tickets for the Durango Blues Train went on sale Wednesday, February 15, 10 a.m. (MT). 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 will be available online at www.durangobluestrain.com/tickets. Tickets for August 18 & 19 go on sale later this spring.

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The onset of summer in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado, seems just a bit closer with the announcement of the 2017 dates for the Durango Blues Train. Presented by SBG Productions and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train returns to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 7th year. The event bookends the summer season: June 2 and 3 and August 18 and 19.

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 its train coaches creating a festive musical atmosphere. Each artist performs in his own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from one car to the next. The Blues Train follows the same format as in years past: nine historic passenger cars, a steam-engine locomotive, two full bands, four solo/duo acts, and three bars with craft beer and wine.

The artist lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

“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 you will remember for a lifetime,” said Steve Gumble, founder of the Durango Blues Train. “Each year, the train grows in popularity. Last year, tickets sold out in record time and we anticipate the same thing happening this season.” 

To cap it off, passengers get to enjoy the spectacular sunset views along the “Highline,” a world-famous section of the railroad, as the train crawls along craggy cliffs 400 feet high above the Wild Animas River, known to be the most beautiful section of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Refreshments are available for purchase on board. Guests can enjoy light snacks, bars with wine and craft beer from award-winning regional brewery partners Telluride Brewing Company and Ska Brewing.

A selection of lodging options at local hotel partners are available for those looking to stay in town. To view all accommodation opportunities, visit www.durangobluestrain.com/lodging.

For general information and more, visit www.DurangoBluesTrain.com

 

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