Purchase your tickets online, then stop by the Meltdown Box Office at the Durango Arts Center during the festival to pick up your wristband.
Weekend Pass – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: $150
Saturday Only: $90
Sunday Only: $65

Tickets will be available in person at Animas Trading Company starting in late January. During the festival, bring your tickets to the Meltdown Box Office at Durango Arts Center to exchange for your wristband.

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Three types of tickets are available for purchase: A Weekend pass which includes all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events, and Saturday-only or Sunday-only passes. The Weekend pass is the only ticket that will allow entry to Friday’s shows as well as Saturday and Sunday. The Meltdown does not sell Friday-only tickets. Kids 12 and under do not need tickets and may attend the festival for free.

Besides the weekend and day passes, tickets will also be available for these Saturday Events:
Old-Time Barn Dance at the Elks Lodge: $20 cash only at the door
Late Night at the ACT: $20 cash only at the door
*Purchasing either the Old Time Barn Dance or the Late Night ticket will allow you to move between both Saturday night events. Meltdown wristband holders receive entry into all Meltdown-sponsored events.

The following events are free and open to the public:
Free Friday Concert from 5-7 PM at the D&SNG Railroad Museum.
Saturday Workshops 11-5 PM in the Oak Room of the Strater Hotel.
Saturday Band Contest 3-5 PM at the Elks Lodge.

There is still plenty of time to book a hotel and plan to be in town for the festival. Be sure to visit and explore all the wonderful experiences you can have while you’re here!



Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

We are open during the festival:

Friday 4/19/24: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday 4/20/24: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Sunday 4/21/24: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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