The Ruined Nation Boys

Featuring hauntingly lonesome harmonies and powerful pickin’ by some of the area’s premier bluegrass musicians, they deliver some stompin’ favorites and some new originals in their shows.

The Earl Brothers

It’s been twelve years since The Earl Brothers started working on a style that has become their unique trademark, “Outlaw Hillbilly Music”. The Earl Brothers have received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from music-lovers far and wide.

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans worldwide, and have left many a first time listener in stunned disbelief!

Benny "Burle" Galloway & Jordan Ramsey

New partners on the American music landscape, Benny “Burle” Galloway and Jordan Ramsey were drawn together in Colorado by their love of stringed instruments and the state of Tennessee. They are bound to a single idea – the song.

Tickets are on sale for the 2014 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown! April 11, 12, & 13, 2014 hear great bluegrass bands like Blue Highway, Town Mountain, The Earl Brothers, and Dave Richey & the Ruined Nation Boys as they play in unique Durango venues. Regional and local bands also take the stage at the Henry Strater Theater, the Durango Arts Center, the Wild Horse Saloon, and the Durango Discovery Museum.. Enjoy the Super Jam, a Durango-style barn dance, Saturday night Celtdown, and music flowing from bars, restaurants, coffee houses, and downtown streets and sidewalks--all within walking distance. Our headquarters are located in the historic Strater Hotel where jamming and merriment goes on into the wee hours of the morning, as the cowboys and miners would have liked it!

Musical Lineup

Check out the 2014 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown Lineup, including Blue Highway, Town Mountain, The Earl Brothers, the Ruined Nation Boys and many others!

Lodging & Dining

Our list of preferred lodging and dining. Special hotel rates from our sponsors.

Special Events

Celtdown, Barn Dance, workshops, and more…