The Blues Train announce new shows for January with tickets on sale now

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The Blues Train announce new shows for January with tickets on sale now

The iconic Blues Train is delivering an epic summer of events with new January shows now available to book.

If you’ve ever dreamt of travelling by steam train along a scenic railway while experiencing a mini music festival in summer, you’re in luck. The legendary Blues Train is continuing to deliver unique music experiences to Queenscliff into the new year with a swathe of new shows announced.

With the majority of this year’s shows already sold out, Australia’s longest-running blues music venue will return in 2023 with some exciting new lineups across three Saturdays in January, combining four carefully selected Australian Blues acts, a Bellarine Railway heritage train, dinner and drinks for 200 patrons.

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Kicking off a busy summer on the Bellarine, the first show will return on Saturday, January 14 and will feature the likes of Phil & Denzil Para, Willie J, Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine and Kaliopi & The Blues Messengers.

The following Saturday, on January 21, will see the likes of Jonno Zilber, Aaron Pollock, Cam Walter Blues Band and The Von Robertson’s take to the train, while Saturday, January 28 will feature a brilliant lineup of Midnight Jackson, Bret Mosley, The Windsavers, and Willie J and the Bad Books.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of riding The Blues Train, you’ll be in for a treat!

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 a testimony to this.

Tickets for the January shows are on sale now. You can book and find out more here