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Things are Heating Up for the Durango Meltdown

Balsam RangeDurango, CO -- As winter season winds down and the snow melts in Durango, Colorado, skiers from all over the world are packing up and heading home. What these snow-seekers don’t know is that the off-season is the perfect time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the fresh air, while taking in some of the country’s best bluegrass music. Next month, Durango is set to host the Bluegrass Meltdown, an annual event that draws in top talent from all over the country. Quality Inn Durango offers a front row seat to all of the action, situated in the perfect spot for easy access to each of the venues, to hop around town, and catch a sampling of some mouthwatering craft beers.

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown Gets Hot April 19-21

Durango Bluegrass MeltdownThe Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown celebrating the coming of warmer weather into the high country and melting the snow for the spring runoff is about to get underway for 2013. As the weather heats up, so does the bluegrass music for this exciting event. Since 1995, the Meltdown features three unique and intimate main stages, the super jam, a Durango style barn dance, the Celtdown for the closet Celtoids ad music flowing out of doorways from bars, coffee houses, restaurants and even just on the streets and sidewalks.

James Reams and The Barnstormers Heat Up Durango Meltdown

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers, featuring Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be appearing at the Durango Meltdown on April 19th and 20th along with Larry Gillis and Hard-Driving Swampgrass. A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, “Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer… Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard.”

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