Our venues

Durango Arts Center

802 E. 2nd Ave.

The Meltdown is very proud to partner with the DAC as one of our long-standing venues. The Durango Arts Center 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 with an amazing sound system. We’re thrilled to partner with this amazing organization.


Animas City Theatre

128 E. College Drive

The Animas City Theatre has been the center of live music performances and indie movie showings in Durango since 2013. Cozy up to one of their two bars, or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stage from leather couches on their wraparound balcony. The ACT boasts one of the best sound and lighting systems in the Four Corners, and the Meltdown is proud to partner with the Animas City Theatre to bring you the best in bluegrass to their unique 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 Competition 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 the Meltdown Band Competition to be offered free to the public.


Ernie’s at 11th Street Station

1101 Main Ave

The Meltdown is thrilled to partner with 11th Street Station for Friday’s free-to-the-public opening event. 11th Street is Durango’s only food truck hub that brings people together through eclectic food and drink options, and is excited to host the Meltdown’s Free Friday bluegrass event from 5-7 PM!

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