Blues Music on Tap Aboard the Alaska Railroad

Alaska Railroad hosts annual Blues Train to Seward

Aug 18, 2010, 18:16 ET from Alaska Railroad

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blues band Champagne and Temporary Saint will play a live concert onboard the Alaska Railroad providing a complementing soundtrack to the scenic Chugach Forest, passing glaciers and wildlife. The special Blues Train is a tour package from the Alaska Railroad and Blues Central that runs from Anchorage to Seward on Sept. 18 and kicks off a blues weekend of dancing and dining.

Each year the Alaska Railroad wraps up its summer passenger season by partnering with Blues Central to host a music-inspired weekend onboard the train and continued in Seward. The roundtrip event begins in Anchorage at 1 p.m. delivering guests in style aboard the Alaska Railroad to Seward where the festivities continue at The Pit bar. The train returns to Anchorage on Sunday.

"It's just a fun way to unwind after a long summer," said Susie Kiger, Alaska Railroad Director of Passenger Sales and Marketing. "It's one of our most popular specialty trains with riders looking for a weekend getaway. This trip allows them to enjoy the fall colors on the scenic route between Anchorage and Seward. You don't have to be just a blues fanatic to enjoy this festive weekend."

The railroad package includes roundtrip transportation on the Alaska Railroad, an overnight stay in Seward, complimentary shuttle to participating venues, admission to live entertainment and an outdoor BBQ at The Pit. The cost is $249 per person based on double occupancy and guests must be 21 years of age or older.

For more information visit Tickets are available by calling (907) 265-2494.

The Alaska Railroad provides year-round passenger train service for a number of communities across Alaska. With summer and winter service, passenger trains run from Seward to Fairbanks. More information on the Alaska Railroad and Alaska Railroad Vacations can be found at

SOURCE Alaska Railroad