Sat 3 Aug 2019
International Blues Music Day – Saturday 3 August

 

The Blues Train celebrates 25 years as Australia’s longest running blues music event.  A truly unique show combining four carefully selected Australian Blues acts, a Bellarine Railway heritage train, dinner and drinks for 200 patrons running Saturday nights 10 months of the year. That’s quite an achievement, a mini festival every week, well worth celebrating, and we plan to!

 

On Saturday August 3rdthere is an extra special celebration set for International Blues Music Day with four world class blues artists performing a dinner and show on the heritage Steam train, including;

Kelly Auty Band
Lazy Eye
Bill Barber
and The McNaMarr Project

This special event is presented by PBS 106.7fm a long-time partner of the Blues Train.
Visit the website www.bluestrain.com.au for tickets, special offers and accommodation packages.

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If August 3rd isn’t the date for you then don’t fret! The Blues Train has special offered right through August and September. And PBS member discounts!

 

Want more info:
The Tesky Brothers, C W Stoneking, Dallas Frasca and Ash Grunwald are just some of the big names that started their careers ridin’ the rails. Australian Blues legends Chris Wilson, Jimi Hocking, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel are part of the Blues Train history. The list of names of artists who have performed over the years goes on for miles and new blues artists like The Ethan Farmer band are creating a new generation of Blues Train fans.

 

The evening begins at the newly restored Queenscliff railway station. Patrons gather on the platform or in the heritage carriages and enjoy fine Bellarine wines and Geelong brewed beers and a generous and delicious buffet dinner. Over four legs of the journey guests progress through four carriages to enjoy four different acts.  Sunset views over Swan Bay and starry moonlit skies add to the atmosphere and take travellers back to the stories of the old blues masters jamming on Mississippi freight trains. Dancing and participation are encouraged especially in Carriage D, the Loose Caboose. Whether you’re a diehard blues fan, train enthusiast or fun-loving grown-up looking for something different you will love the Blues Train. The big smiles leaving the platform are testimony to this.

 

Ride the Blues Train this August/September and join the celebrations www.thebluestrain.com.au