It will forever be a mystery how a place as off-the-beaten-path as Durango can house such a thriving, important music scene — but it’s one we’re content to leave as a mystery.
This spectacular city offers much more than natural beauty. Durango is Southwest Colorado’s hub for live music, with some of the state’s coolest venues available:
The mainstay of Durango’s music scene, albeit for bigger acts, is the Community Concert Hall.
This community-owned hall hosts everything from film festivals to presentations, but it’s the intimacy of even the largest concerts that sets the Community Concert apart. You’ll find local legends taking the stage as well as international touring acts.
The hall has staggered and balcony seating and features an acoustically treated room, making the sound quality second-to-none in Southwest Colorado.
The Animas City Theater is downtown Durango’s hippest concert spot. You’ve got it all here: dance parties, movies and film screenings, and some of the most memorable concerts ever to grace a stage.
Animas tends to put on live shows every Friday and on weekends. You can find national acts here as well as up-and-coming locals. With seating both in front of the stage and along two balcony sections, you can experience concerts in chairs and on-foot — whatever the music calls for.
Any city would be lucky to have a concert venue like the Balcony in town.
The Balcony is an outside patio venue that offers views of the mountains and the rest of the town. You can dine on incredible bar food and enjoy the eclectic vibe of the patio on spring, summer, and fall days, all while a diverse range of different musical talents takes the stage.
How could we call ourselves locals if we didn’t mention the Narrow Gauge Railroad?
You can’t escape the influence of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango. This is the most quintessentially “Colorado” venue in Colorado, in our humble opinion: train cars that host ticketed concerts over a 3.5-hour train ride.
The train journeys through the Animas River Valley, giving you spectacular mountain views as you jam out to blues, rock, singer-songwriters, and more. You’ll find different musicians in each coach car, so feel free to move around as the mood takes you.
Since opening our doors in Durango, Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty has helped thousands of buyers and sellers realize their dream of living in one of the country’s most beautiful places. We warmly welcome you to Southwest Colorado.
Enjoy the music scene and everything it has to offer.