"This concept has been in the works for several years and we are excited to finally bring it to life," says Telluride Blues and Brews Festival founder Steve Gumble. "We are extremely excited to present a great opportunity like this to the fans of the blues. This event has received incredible support and enthusiasm from both the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the local community."
The Durango Blues Train 'Blues on The Rails' presents three hours of rocking' blues while traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. Acts include the Otis Taylor Band, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, John Alex-Mason, Bruce Hayes, Robby Overfield, Skip Daddy-Dave Anderson, and Big Jim Adam and John Stilwagen, who will perform in vintage carriage cars, as listeners sample tunes while traveling from one railcar to next. Guests can enjoy live blues and a full cash bar with microbrews, wines, and cocktails while riding the rails. The train boards at 6:45 p.m. from the Durango train depot, hitting the tracks at 7:15 p.m. Guest return to Durango the same night, at 10:10 p.m. 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, visit www.Durangobluestrain.com or call 866/515-6166. Tickets are available for purchase in Durango at Southwest Sound and the Durango Train Depot.