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 are thrilled to partner with this amazing organization.
The 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.
D&SNGRR Grange Building
479 Main Ave.
The Meltdown has reestablished our partnership with the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for Friday’s free-to-the-public opening event. The Grange Building is a relatively open venue located in the compound behind the Railroad Museum. Enter through the Railroad depot at the South end of Main Avenue.