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Blues music and trains have had a long association. Rail lines like the Southern, the Santa Fe, the Union Pacific and the Illinois Central along with short lines like the Yelllow Dog, Peavine, and Panama Limited played major roles in bluesmen's lives and their songs.

This connection continues in the unlikely town of Livingston, MT where nationally recognized blues musicians come to play at the historic Livingston Depot Center, home of the great concert series, "Blues at the Depot". This beautiful building constructed in 1902 by Northern Pacific Raliroad no longer functions as a train station and hasn't since Amtrack departed in 1979 but as a blues music venue it is second to none.

The Livingston Depot Center is one of the most significant historic structures in southwest Montana and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From May through September it hosts the "Rails Across the Rockies" museum exhibit along with other travelling exhibits. The Depot Center also hosts a number of other fine events throughout the year . Call them at 406-222-2300 to find out about any upcoming events or how you can become a supporting member.

The Livingston Depot Center is the architectual heart and soul of the Livingston community. Come out and visit and see why.