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Published September 5th 2011
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Okay. Now you can read on to the catchy sounds of one of my favourite blues artists, Stringybark McDowell, and get in the mood to groove.
The legendary Blues Train is one of those must-do experiences you'll talk
about for years to come. This dinner and show experience will have you rocking in more ways than one. It combines the nostalgia of a historic steam train, picturesque Bellarine Peninsula scenery, some of the best music our country has to offer, great food, wine and beer, and 200 fun-loving people spread over four carriages.
Sounds like a night of top fun to me – especially hopping between the carriages at each stop to check out another band. There's even room for boogying, which is pretty hard to resist given the top-notch bands and artists. Past performers have included Jimi Hocking, Lloyd Spiegel, Ash Grunwald, Mia Dyson, Chris Wilson and a host of others.
Departing gorgeous Queenscliffe from August through to May on most Saturday nights (and Fridays in December), the Blues Train runs along the old Geelong line to Suma Park historic
Be sure to make a weekend of it (at least) so you have plenty of time to explore charismatic Queenscliff, its awe-inspiring, historic buildings, quirky cafes, award-winning bakeries, provedores, bookshops, and specialty stores.