Our Venues

The Henry Strater Theatre 699 Main Ave

The world-renowned Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest and most prestigious continually running theatres in Colorado, tallying over 47 years of quality performances. Formally known as the Diamond Circle Theatre, the space has been extensively renovated, and now houses top-of-the-line stage lighting and surround sound equipment for your listening pleasure. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is very fortunate to offer this intimate theater as our main venue. Please be courteous to all patrons in the crowd and keep noise and conversations to a minimum volume while in the back of the room and around the bar. Thank you!

Durango Arts Center  802 E. 2nd Ave.

Meltdown is very proud to partner with the DAC as one of our unique venues. The DAC organization is an exceptional local non-profit group specializing in the presentation of the arts.  The DAC theater has been designed to provide exceptional viewing, including multi-level seating, a wet bar and a large stage.

The Wild Horse Saloon 601 East 2nd Ave. #C

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown’s “let loose” venue is hosted at the Wild Horse Saloon. The Wild Horse is known around town as a Cowboy bar by night, but for the Meltdown weekend, it is transformed into a foot-stompin’ venue for those who want to get down and boogie. Offering a great dance floor and a large space for socializing at the back of the venue, it invites patrons to enjoy the music in the front.  It’s a given that the Wild Horse adds a slightly different honky-tonk type flavor to the line-up of Meltdown’s venues.

Durango Elks Lodge 9th St. & East 2nd Ave.

The Durango Elks Lodge is the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown’s Band Contest venue on Saturday afternoon and hosts the Old-Time Barn Dance, a not-to-miss opportunity to shake-a-leg on Saturday night. The Elks Lodge is an intimate venue giving the Meltdown a great and centrally located place for several shows offered free to the public.