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Henry Strater Theatre

As a key focal point for Durango entertainment, experience concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, and festivals at our world renowned, historic theatre, located Downtown.

Henry Strater Theatre
699 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
970.375.7160
Today's Hours: 9:00AM - 9:00PM

Henry Strater Theatre Events

Jun 2

Silent Sundays with Swanson

Silent Sundays
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Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Sunday June 2, 2019
Location: Henry Strater Theatre
Address: 699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301
Price: $7 Adults / $4 Children
Category: Film / Movie
Join the Henry Strater Theatre this Sunday for Silent Sundays with Swanson. Two classic silent films will be played as Adam Swanson accompanies the movies just like they used to be shown.

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Jun 18

Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line
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Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019
Location: Henry Strater Theatre
Address: 699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301
Price: $18
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Chatham County Line has never been shy about crossing borders. Birthed from country rockers
Stillhouse in 1999, the Raleigh, NC-based quartet initially referred to its sound as new
traditional, “We were in love with bluegrass, so we wanted to play bluegrass without really being
trained in it,” Chatham County Line’s vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson says. The group used the
term “guerrilla bluegrass” to describe themselves in those early years, mainly because they had
such a mobile form of playing.
“We don’t need electricity to do anything, so we would play on street corners everywhere. We
just thought we were kind of a traditional band as far as instrumentation.” But Wilson says they
only got away with that for a short while after their eponymous 2003 debut, on a quest to find
their own voice. ”We’re rock and roll kids, and we came to it for the love of the genre and the
style of performing.” He insists that nobody who knew bluegrass ever thought they were a ‘grass
band. “We’re kind of an Americana band without drums, or a rock and roll band who doesn’t
plug anything in.”
Jun 20

Durango Native Stories

Durango Native Stories
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Thursday June 20, 2019
Location: Henry Strater Theatre
Address: 699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301
Price: $15
Category: Cultural
Durango Native Stories is a series of personal stories told by locals who have called the area home for generations. Each presentation includes first-hand recollections and historic family photographs, many more than a century old.

Featuring:

Mary Jane Clark is a founder of Toh-Atin Gallery (est. 1957) focusing on Native American and Southwestern artworks, jewelry, and rugs. Mary Jane was born at home in Blanco, NM (about 40 miles from Durango) where her parents owned the Blanco Mercantile trading post.



Tom & Penni Compton focused their lives on family, agriculture, and education. Penni was born into the Lemon family, pioneer ranchers and the namesake for Lemon Reservoir. In addition to operating their ranch in the Hesperus area, Tom taught biology at Fort Lewis College and served many community organizations including 9R School Board, LaPlata Open Space Conservancy and helped start Leadership LaPlata.
Jun 27

The Black Lillies

The Black
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Thursday June 27, 2019
Location: Henry Strater Theatre
Address: 699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Once upon a time, The Black Lillies were one of the favorite Americana bands in the Four Corners. Rooted firmly at the intersection of country, folk and roots rock, the band served as a vehicle for the songwriting genius of its founder Cruz Contreras. And that formula worked. Albums like “Hard to Please,” “Runaway Freeway Blues” and “100 Miles of Wreckage” breathed life into Contreras’ songs like “Smokestack Lady,” “Gold and Roses,” “Two Hearts Down” and “Whiskey Angel,” all of which became staples on KSUT.

All that changed in recent years, though. The band shrunk from a six-piece to a quartet. The lean, rock & roll machine now includes bassist Sam Quinn (a former Merlefest award-winning songwriter in his own right and one-time member of The Everybodyfields), guitarist Dustin Schaefer (a former member of Mickey & the Motorcars), and drummer Bowman Townsend. No longer is Contreras the sole leader and singer in the band; now every member shares in its vision, as heard on their new record, “Stranger to Me.” That album is much more of an indie-rock affair, with echoes of Wilco and Steely Dan noticeable throughout.

Opening is the Durango bluegrass trio, The StillHouse Junkies, fresh from the release of a new EP earlier this spring and a third place finish at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition in 2018.