Experts in Unique Events!


Your pre-event and on-site safety covered!


Artistic Programming to suit your Needs!


Bay City Events are your Unique Event Experts!

We deliver high value events to public and private enterprise.

We transform events – respecting the past and embracing the potential.




We understand the events sector is rapidly changing and we know that your event is more important now to your community than it’s ever been.

We bring data driven, experience based decision making and to the table.

We research and position your event to achieve high-economic impact results.


We are the experts in unique events.

Our flagship product,  The Blues Train, has been wowing audiences since 1994, hosting over 150,000 people on a musical journey on board a heritage steam train. Combining the best in live entertainment, dinner and a heritage train ride – this is one unique event you must experience!

The Bay City Events team are experts in high-impact-economic events, delivering significant benefits to the communities they are staged in.

Whether it be council or community based, or private enterprise, Bay City Events have the experience to advise you on how to maximise your return.


Experienced progammers for festivals and events of all sizes and styles, the Bay City Events team will work independently or with your team to secure the right line-up for your audience.

Whether you are looking for household names, headline crowd pullers or unique artists; a full line-up or a select few, we can curate a unique entertainment program to suit most budgets.


With over 20 years experience organising some of the country’s most renowned unique events and festivals means we know what it takes to deliver an event on time, on budget and above expectations.

Whether you are private enterprise, a community or not-for-profit group or government body, we can work in with your brief and budget to deliver a memorable event.


The team here at Bay City Events really know what a true activation, with high economic impact that stays in your region means!
Our team has over 25 years experience in events of all sizes – from major music festivals to small community facilitated events.

Hugo T Armstrong


Bay City Events Director, Hugo was Artistic Director, Manager and Promoter of the Queenscliff Music Festival 1997 to 2005. During this time, they won the National Tourism Award for Best Festival Event category as well as winning the Victorian Tourism Award over three consecutive years, placing the QMF in the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame.

Hugo had a popular weekly radio show on Melbourne radio station PBS 106.7FM for 21 years. He was also the Music Programmer for several other festivals, including the Echuca Winter Blues Festival. Additionally, he spearheaded the team that brought Geelong – Victoria’s second‐largest city – it’s first ever major music festival, Motor City Music Festival.

Hugo was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the music industry and has an Advanced Diploma of Events and an Advanced Diploma of Management also a registered guard & crowd controller.

Carolyn ‘Cabs’ Anderson

Event Manager

Cabs has recently joined the team as our Venue/Events Manager, primarily running our most successful event – the Blues Train.

With a solid background in the music industry she’s been running her own successful business ‘Hiphipshebang’ since 2010.

An entrepreneur at heart and a keen follower of trends, she’s constantly exploring opportunities and new ideas, looking for niches or exciting ways to engage with customers, staff and performers to promote artists and improve business. 

In recent years she’s proud that she’s been able to combine her love of live music & people into the business of facilitating fun!

Kate Leszyk

Office Manager

Kate is relatively new to the Surf Coast region, having moved from Melbourne in 2017.

When she’s not jumping out of airplanes around the Great Ocean Road, Kate joins us in the Bay City Events office as our Office Manager. You may also occasionally see her helping out the team on the Blues Train.

She comes to us with a background in Office Management, a Diploma in Work Health and Safety and a Certificate IV in Business Administration.

In 2015 Kate successfully organised and ran her own event in Torquay; Jump For M.S. – a skydiving event raising money for M.S. Research.

Kelly Speakman

Administration Officer

Kelly has grown up in Geelong and recently graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.

She started with us as Event Staff on the Blues Train in 2017 before joining us in the Bay City Events office as an Administration Assistant.

When she’s not in the kitchen baking sweet treats for us to devour, you might be able to spot her smiling face down on the Blues Train making sure all our patrons have a fantastic night out!

We work with a diverse range of partners and clients – from big business to the community groups

Bay City Events

Get In Touch
If you need to take your event to the next level, then partner with experts that work exclusively on unique events. Contact us today on the details below.
PO Box 4181, Geelong VIC 3220

1300 885 993

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Experts in Unique Events, specialising in Artistic Curation, Event Planning, Safety & Risk Consultation.

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