Rio Grande scenic railroad announces 2012 concert lineup

New microsite and special events among the highlights

(Alamosa, Colo.) April 6, 2012 – The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has posted its 2012 Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series lineup, welcoming back old favorites as well as some new faces. A new microsite dedicated solely to the concerts at Fir Station has been made live as well, detailing artist bios, the eco-conscious concert site and all the fun sides of enjoying music at a site only accessible by train.


2012 Concert Lineup

June 16 and 17 – Michael Martin Murphey

June 22, 23* & 24 – The Rifters with Chuck Pyle

June 29,30, July 1 – Special Consensus with Anne Hills

July 6,7, & 8 – John McCutcheon with Anne Hills

July 13, 14 & 15 – Trout Fishing in America with The Berrymans

July 20,21 & 22 – Michael Martin Murphey with Cathy Barton and Dave Para

July 27, 28 & 29 – Roy Rivers with Chuck Pyle

August 3,4 & 5 – Don Edwards with Syd Masters

August 10,11 & 12 – Michael Martin Murphey with Dana and Susan Robinson

August 17, 18, & 19 – South by Southwest with Bovee and Heil

August 24, 25 & 26 – John McEuen  with Bovee and Heil


* June 23rd is the return of the popular Rails and Ales Brewfest and Concert. With over 20 breweries in attendance, at 9400 feet in a concert venue only accessible by train, it is Colorado’s most unique beer festival.


For the Summer Concert Series, tickets range from $19 to $149 depending on the class of service and departure location. Trains depart from Alamosa or LaVeta and take passengers directly to the concert site at Fir – an amphitheater powered solely by wind and solar energy. For complete information on Mountain Rails Live, visit us online at  


The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad depot is located at 610 State Ave., Alamosa, Colo. To

purchase tickets or for more information call 877.726.RAIL or visit or on Facebook and Twitter.


About the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad conducts fun, nostalgic and entertainment-filled train

excursions through one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the Rocky Mountain region.

Founded in 1878 as the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, it played a critical role in the region’s

development for decades and today provides memorable trips from Alamosa to the Spanish

Peaks and the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will host

numerous special events during 2011, including a summer concert series onboard the trains,

the Rails & Ales Brewfest, special steam trains to Antonito and Monte Vista, Saturday evening

dinner trains, a Photo Spectacular excursion, and much more. The Rio Grande’s sister railways

include the Mount Hood Railroad in the Columbia River Gorge, the Copper Spike Train in

Arizona, the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad in New York State and the West Texas Polar

Express™ and charter excursions with High Iron Travel. For more information, visit



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