Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Launches Campaign to Promote Michael Martin Murphey’s New Mountain Music Show
Outdoor Concerts Set in Beautiful Fir, Colo.
La Veta and Alamosa, Colo. (June 30, 2009) – The region’s fastest growing excursion train, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is steaming into the 2009 summer season with a sizzling combo train and country music concert ticket deal, promising an unforgettable experience in the mountains of Fir, Colo.
But you can only get there by train.
Get on board for an adventure sweeping through alpine meadows and wildlife refuges to an unspoiled mountain pass and see an outdoor concert in natural territory as it existed centuries ago.
Announced recently that 16 country concerts will be staged across four consecutive weekends, Friday, July 10 through Sunday, August 2, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is offering a combination ticket from Alamosa to Fir ($39) or from La Veta (near I-25) to Fir ($29), for a limited time. The combo ticket includes a roundtrip train ride and afternoon admission to the Mountain Music Show, where Michael Martin Murphey will feature new guest stars at every performance.
Making it even easier to bring the whole family, a special 2-for-1 promotion was announced last week offering two tickets for the price of one with a promo code advertised on TV, radio and in newspapers.
The combination tickets are limited to each show and can be reserved online at www.riograndescenicrailroad.com or by calling 877-726-RAIL from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (MST).
Fir is a slice of mountain heaven located at a natural amphitheater only accessible by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Passengers will enjoy an afternoon of electrified country music on stage at 9,200 feet. In addition, the views traveling to, from and around the concert area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are breathtaking and offer a Colorado experience that few people get to see.
Sixteen Concerts at Fir Station, July 10 - August 2, 2009
July 10, 11 and July 17, 18, 19 Special Guests Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen with Fred Hargrove and Michael Martin Murphey
July 12 Special Guests Suzy Boggus, Steve Gillette, Cindy Mangsen with Fred Hargrove and Michael Martin Murphey
July 15, 16 (Mid-week) Lisa Bell (separate concert without MMM)
July 22, 23 (Mid-week) Round Mountain (separate concert without MMM)
July 24, 25, 26, 31 and August 1, 2 Special Guest Larry Penn with Fred Hargrove and Michael Martin Murphey
Day-of Concert Itinerary
9:00 a.m. depart from Alamosa / 9:30 a.m. depart from La Veta
11:00 a.m. arrive at Fir
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mountain Music Show
3:30 p.m. trains depart concert venue in Fir
4:45 p.m. return to La Veta / 5:45 p.m. return to Alamosa
For more information about the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, visit www.riograndescenicrailroad.com or call 877-726-RAIL.
About Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Historically called the Scenic Line of the World, The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (www.riograndescenicrailroad.com) is Colorado’s newest mountain train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary La Veta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Daily and weekend excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at historic towns, Great Sand Dunes National Park and connect with the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad.
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