Durango Blues Train “Blues on the Rails” Event Planned for June 4th

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR) and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival presents the inaugural Durango Blues Train ‘Blues on the Rails’ to take place June 4, 2011. Relive history and ride the vintage train while listening to sounds of the blues for a “rolling” party on the tracks. This exclusive musical event on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad features 2 full bands, 5 solo artists, ten vintage rail cars and 300 excited music and train lovers from across the region for Durango’s very own “moving” musical experience.

The Durango Blues Train ‘Blues on The Rails’ “presents” 3 hours of rockin blues while traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. Acts including the Otis Taylor Band, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, John-Alex Mason, Bruce Hayes, Robby Overfield, Skip Daddy-Dave Anderson, andBig Jim Adam & John Stilwagen perform in vintage carriage cars, as listeners sample tunes while traveling from one railcar to next. Entertainment and favorite libations are peppered with the scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Guests enjoy live blues and a full cash bar with microbrews, wines, and cocktails while riding the rails. The train boards at 6:45 PM from the Durango train depot, hits the tracks at 7:15 pm, and arrives back in Durango at 10:10 PM on June 4, 2011. Tickets are $95 per person, plus handling fees. Tickets are extremely limited and purchasers must be 21 years old to participate.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Durango Blues Train, click here or call 1.866.515.6166 today. Tickets are available for purchase locally at Southwest Sound and the Durango Train Depot.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!