Durango Blues Train: Full Steam Ahead, Tickets on Sale Now for Aug. 25!

Durango Blues Train: Full Steam Ahead, Tickets on Sale Now for Aug. 25!

Mark your calendars and start planning for the Durango Blues Trains, this year scheduled for August 25, August 26, and August 27. The 26th and 27th are sold out.

Tickets are $139 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Purchasers must be 21 years old+ to participate. Tickets are available online at www.durangobluestrain.com/tickets. Or head directly to the Front Gate Tickets page here.


The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado peaks on a high note as the Durango Blues Train announces its return to the rails for a moving, musical adventure on August 26 and 27. The August lineup features Kent Burnside, The Sugar Thieves, Héctor Anchondo, Jacob T. Skeen, Kirk James and One Roof Blues.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring the Blues Train back to Durango after two years of forced hiatus” said Steve Gumble, founder of the Durango Blues Train. “These bands present a perfect variety of styles to offer passengers a truly spirited and unique musical journey. Together, they form the perfect recipe for a great time.”

On one end of the train is Kent Burnside, guitarist, singer, songwriter and eldest grandson of the legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside. Burnside’s powerful, raw, deeply soulful performances are at once hypnotic, dark, hopeful, engaging and danceable.

On the opposite end of the train will be the The Sugar Thieves, a Phoenix, Arizona-based outfit known for high energy, soulful live shows. Moving between blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll, and elements of jazz, freely they honor the tradition that makes American music so great.

Héctor Anchondo returns to the lineup making his second appearance aboard the Blues Train. His guitar playing has become a thing of legend earning him the top prize at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category.

Adding to the cadre of talent, Utah’s premiere one-man-band Jacob T. Skeen makes his debut appearance on board the Blues Train serving up smoldering psychobilly, pounding drums and searing guitar chops.

Giving riders a glimpse of Texas Blues, veteran Blues Train artist Kirk James returns playing Texas Shuffles, ragtime and funky grooves.

Rounding out the lineup is One Roof Blues, a talented trio with a homegrown sound of soul and blues-inspired original songs.

For a folder of Blues Train photos and lineup announcement assets, visit https://bit.ly/Durango-Blues-Train-Press-Assets.

About Durango Blues Train

The Blues Train is an exciting 3.5-hour moving musical experience of live blues music on board the coal-fired, steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through the San Juan National Forest.

The event starts and ends in Durango, Colorado featuring six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers can pass freely from coach to coach.

The Blues Train features nine passenger cars, a steam-engine locomotive, two full bands, four solo/duo acts and three craft beer and wine bars.

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