The Meltdown features many indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) locations for informal jamming. The management of the Strater and Rochester Hotels welcome musicians to gather and play for their own enjoyment as well as that of the hotel guests. Numerous downtown bars and restaurants also encourage musicians to play at their discretion and may offer complimentary food and drink. Spring afternoons in Durango are often very pleasant and jamming on the sidewalks and at outdoor cafes can be a pleasant way to make new friends and expose the general public to the joys of bluegrass.
Part of the fun during the Meltdown is enjoying live bluegrass and other styles of music while sampling great food and drink at some of Durango’s finest downtown bars and restaurants. See schedules on sidebar for locations and times.