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Best way to get the Blues
All aboard the Bendigo Blues Tram.

Back in October 2016, we were lucky enough to be up close and personal to hear Jojo Smith and Geoffrey Williams as we rode around the streets of Bendigo aboard the historic Blues Tram.

This is a unique way to enjoy live music as part of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, a four day event which will return once again to Bendigo on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of November 2017.

The tram rolls off from the Central Deborah Goldmine and makes a couple of short pit stops along the way at the Bendigo Tramways Depot ( if you have time, checkout the Vintage Talking Tram Tour and the Anzac Centenary Tram) and the Bendigo Joss House Temple before heading back.

Bendigo Tram Depot
A yarn bombed tram caught my eye

Sessions last approximately 2.5 hours and beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks (chips, nuts, etc.) are available, so you can enjoy a relaxed drink aboard whilst listening to some fabulous music. No bathroom on board, so time those pit stops well.

Everyone who rides the Blues Tram leaves with a smile on their face" said the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival director Colin Thompson.

Up-coming Blues Trams:

Saturday 25 March 2pm: Chris Jagger (UK) Bill Barber
Saturday 27 May 2pm: Hailey Calvert Luke Watt
Saturday 8 July 2pm: Alawishus Jones & the Outright Lies Richard Perso
Saturday 19 August 2pm: Matt Katsis Smith & Sheehan
Saturday 16 September 2pm: DIGG Geoffrey Williams
•Saturday 21 October 2pm: Marisa Quigley Skip
•Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival:
◦Friday 10 November 7pm: Artists to be announced
◦Saturday 11 November 2pm: Artists to be announced
◦Saturday 11 November 8pm: Artists to be announced
◦Sunday 12 November 1pm: Artists to be announced

With Bendigo being only 150km (approximately 1.5 hours) away, it's an easy daytrip. Better still, stay the weekend and enjoy this vibrant city with its beautiful heritage buildings, thriving arts scene, delicious food and wine offerings all set against its rich history.

The cost of each session is $35.00 and this is an over 18 event.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153 or click here to book online.


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Why? Love music, especially blues
When: Various dates throughout 2017
Phone: 1800 813 513
Where: Bendigo
Cost: $35 per session
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