The Blues Train is pulling into town and calling out to Alaskans who have a sweet spot for the sound of blues. Tim Sullivan with the Alaska Railroad joined Daybreak Friday to talk about the 9th annual event.

The Alaska Railroad has been hosting the Blues Train since 2006.

“It’s an opportunity for folks to get a real good dose of live music,” Sullivan said. “They hop on the train here in Anchorage on Saturday afternoon and take the train all the way to Seward. Music plays all the way down. Once they get down there there’s opportunity at the pit for dinner and live music. They stay overnight in Seward and take the train back the next day with more live music.”

Turnout has been great for the Blues Train in past years.

“We usually get really close to, if not selling out, the whole train,” Sullivan said.

For a Friday edition of Mic Check in the Morning, the Ira Sellers Band performed live for a preview of what you can hear on the Blues Train.

The Blues Train will take off Sept. 20 and is for ages 21 and up. It’s $269 per person, which includes everything (overnight, dinner at the pit and music on board). For more information: