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 pleasure. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is very fortunate to have 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.
802 East 2nd Ave.
The Durango Arts Center is a multi-use venue for music and the arts. The Arts Center hosts a great variety of shows and performances by local and national acts. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is very pleased to use the Arts Center as one of our great venues. The theater has been designed to accommodate, including multi-level seating, a wet bar and a large stage.
601 East 2nd Ave. #C
The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown’s “let loose” venue, the Wild Horse Saloon. The Wild Horse is known around town as a country bar by night but for the Meltdown weekend it is transformed into a great venue for those who want to get down and boogie. With room for dancing and a large space in the back for socializing while allowing other patrons to enjoy the music in the front, the Wild Horse adds a slightly different flavor to the Meltdown’s venues.
128 East College Drive
The newest venue for the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is the addition of the Animas City Theatre, our festival’s fourth venue for Saturday. After the 2017 festival sold out to maximum capacity on Saturday, we decided to try adding another venue to accommodate all of you bluegrass lovers. Most importantly, we don’t want to turn anyone away!
Friday Free Concert – Location To Be Determined
Kick off the weekend with a free concert!
Location To Be Determined
9th St. & East 2nd Ave.
The Durango Elks Lodge is the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown’s Band Showcase venue on Saturday afternoon and hosts the Old-Time Barn Dance on Saturday night. The Elks Lodge is an intimate venue giving the Meltdown a great and centrally located place for free shows. Check out our EVENTS page for a description of these events.