Events on this Day

 Thursday, June 27th
Durango & Silverton Summer Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We've been in continuous operation running trains on this 45-mile branch of the original Denver & Rio Grande Railway since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since those historic days. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.   More About This Excursion  Departing from the Durango Depot, this unforgettable trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton.   There will be up to two steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/4/24-10/26/24 and 9:45 AM 8/30/24-10/12/24.   Diesel Excursions run 5/21/24-10/12/24. The Silverton Diesel Train departs at 8:15AM daily.   On all of these train excursions, you will experience the iconic Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge and all of the Animas River Gorge including all of the spectacular views from the High Line. These trains include a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Click here to see the concession menu.   Skyway Tour (bus/train or train/bus) service options are available for the 2024 Silverton summer season excursions.   There will be two bus departures available daily beginning May 21, 2024 running through October 12, 2024.   The first deluxe motor coach departs Durango at 9:30am and arrives at Silverton at 11:00am. It then departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The second deluxe motor coach departs from Durango at 10:15am and arrives in Silverton at 11:45am. It departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The bus service is available 7 days a week May 21 through October 12th. (no bus service on May 25)
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Wrap-Up & What's on the Horizon for Businesses
8:00am / DoubleTree Durango
Rachel Beck, Executive Director of Colorado Competitive Council, and Lobbyist Travis Berry will offer their insights on the 2024 State Legislative Session and what to expect for 2025. They will focus on legislation that impact businesses, what bills were defeated, and whether they may re-emerge next session that begins in January.   Join us for this informative session and learn how you can help prevent bills become law that could negatively impact your business and our community.    This Eggs & Issues will be located at the DoubleTree Hotel. Thank you to Bank of Colorado and the Durango Area Association of Realtors for sponsoring these forums.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks the last Thursday of the month from 5-7PM at 11th Street Station with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
Ska-BQ: Kicking Fences
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for Ska-BQ and live music from Kicking Fences on the outside stage. Beer & Food Specials!
Bluegrouse
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
Bluegrouse emerged from the Durango music scene in 2015. This popular four-piece band is known for their outstanding vocal harmonies, with wide ranging musical tastes that dip into bluegrass, folk, swing and even the occasional Celtic tune. Comprised of veteran local musicians they have become a mainstay in and around the desert Southwest. There is an undeniable natural chemistry that brings these birds-of-a-feather together and you can't miss their fun-loving, playful energy on stage. So buckle up for an unforgettable performance. Tap your feet, sing along, or get up and dance. Bluegrouse invites you to be part of their musical journey.
Palestine Solidarity Summer Film Series
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Join the Durango Palestine Solidarity Coalition at the Durango Public Library for a summer film series. This monthly series will feature films that focus on the history and present circumstances of Israel's occupation of Palestine through multiple lenses. Each film will be followed by a brief group discussion. No prior knowledge needed. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments provided. Pre-registration requested (limited venue space). *Please note the graphic nature of some content.   FREE   RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3xcqeJc  Questions? Email: durango-palestine-solidarity@riseup.net
Concert Hall @ The Park presents Vespus Marimba Band
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Vespus Marimba Band is a dynamic ensemble of virtuoso musicians renowned for their vibrant traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, and marimba music performances. Their eclectic repertoire spans Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and the Caribbean with jazz, ragtime, and classical influences. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Vespus now captivates audiences across North America with their distinct musical flair. Whether young or old, their warm and festive melodies resonate with everyone, promising an unforgettable evening of sizzling musical delight!   Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged and Fired Up Pizzeria and Grassburger will offer a selection of food and beverages throughout the evening.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers.  $4 pints all day and if you would like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer.
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
Painting Party ~ Daisies
6:30pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Play Reading: All That Remains
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Richard Dresser  A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.
GA-20
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
GA-20 with Special Guest TBA  $30 / $35 / 21+  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   GA-20 clearly is on to something big. It's a movement, a new traditional blues revival. The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock 'n' roll intersect. "We make records that we would want to listen to," says guitarist Matt Stubbs. "It's our take on the song-based traditional electric blues we love." Stubbs, guitarist/vocalist Pat Faherty, and drummer Tim Carman have been at the forefront of this traditional blues revival since they first formed in 2018. It's no wonder they skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Blues Chart.   According to Stubbs, "Since we started the band we've focused on the story, the melody, and on creating a mood. Playing live as much as we do, we're finding more and more that people are discovering how cool it all is. Traditional country, soul and funk music have all had these massive recent revivals, but traditional blues so far has not." With their new Colemine album, Crackdown, and an intensive tour schedule, that's all about to change.   On Crackdown, GA-20's third full-length release, the band creates an unvarnished, ramshackle blues that is at once traditional and refreshingly modern. Expanding on their previous releases (2019's Lonely Soul and 2021's Try It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor) GA-20 finds inspiration on the edges of the genre, where early electric blues first converged with country and rock 'n' roll. The album's nine original songs include the loping, Louisiana-flavored Dry Run, the dirty, and bare-bones Easy On The Eyes and the melodic, garage-tinged Fairweather Friend. With tight, propulsive performances and a brevity and punk energy reminiscent of The Ramones, Crackdown is rowdy and fun, filled with instantly memorable, and well-crafted songs.   Standing Room only - Limited First Come First Serve Seating in balcony.   Please Bring your I.D. to claim your tickets at Will Call, even if you selected print at home tickets. If you purchased tickets for Friends or Family, they MUST know the First and Last name the ticket(s) are under.   https://ga20band.com/  https://www.facebook.com/GA20blues  https://www.instagram.com/ga20band  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6asn78UCHxIIoCtAkz55A/featured
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