The Blues Train Story

In 1994, a group of Point Lonsdale locals had the idea of holding a music event on the local heritage train line as part of a Winter concert series. 

Needless to say, the event was an immediate hit! This unique experience of a beautiful and majestic steam train pulling historically restored carriages of people around the Bellarine Peninsula soon proved to be a night of entertainment, singing, dancing and a few sore heads the next morning!

Thinking back to that very first night, little did anyone know that the event they had created would be still be operating over three decades later. The Blues Train has now brought entertainment and joy to over 300,000 people since 1994. It’s also produced thousands of performances, whilst supporting hundreds of artists and entertainers from all over Australia, and many from America, Europe and Canada. You just never know who you are gonna see on The Blues Train!

This event has now developed in to a must see bucket list experience for people of all ages. Although the concept of a night on a steam train with four Blues and Roots entertainers, dinner and a show stays the same, every night on The Blues Train is different. Many visitors return again and again to view a favourite performer, or a brand-new act that they never knew existed.

So, what are you waiting for? Get on board and come shake, rattle and roll with us at Australia’s longest running Blues & Roots music venue!

Our Vision

Australia’s unforgetable entertainment and event experience on everyone’s bucket list.

Our Values

Accountability

The buck stops with us. We are responsible for the decisions we make, we take the credit when things go right and we front up when they go wrong. We are accountable for our staff, or customers and ourselves.

Customer Experience

We are all about the customer experience. We strive to ensure that every passenger leaves the train with unforgeable positive memories and we do this in a safe and secure environment.

Honesty

We are not afraid to ask the hard questions and have the difficult conversations.

Collaboration and Partnership

Our team extends beyond our staff. Without the musicians, the railway, service providers and marketing we are not possible. We are an extended family, we need each other.

Passion

We are passionate about the music, about the industry and about the experience we provide to our passengers.

Fun

We entertain! We promote fun throughout our team and we sell fun to our customers. We bring the party!

Our Sponsors

The Blues Train is proud to partner with the following organisations:

Community Giving

Each year The Blues Train donates in excess of $25,000 worth of goods to fundraising activities.

We would be delighted to consider donating to your fundraising efforts.

A standard Blues Train Donation Pack is valued at $320 consists of:

  • 1 x Blues Train Gift Voucher, to the value of 2 x event tickets – valid for travel within 3 months from your event date.
  • 18+ only, T&C’s apply, see website for details

PLEASE NOTE: Blues Train donations MUST NOT be bundled with other items or vouchers – including but not limited to accommodation vouchers – to produce a “Package” without prior written authorisation from The Blues Train.

Larger donation packs will be considered for fundraiser events for national not-for-profit charities and/or significant local charities and events. These will be considered on a case by case basis.

When evaluating donation applications we take into consideration the following:

  • The nature of the cause/event
  • Estimated number of event attendees
  • If you have previously applied or run your event
  • Marketing and acknowledgement of The Blues Trains donation
  • Opportunities for future promotions
  • Total of your event prize pool
  • Cost per raffle ticket if you are fundraising this way
  • Suitable lead time between receiving the request and the date of the event
  • Opportunity to send a post event Blues Train discount offers via email to your attendees

To submit your request for our consideration, please complete this form