In the heart of Blackburn, where the rustling leaves meet the soothing ripples of Blackburn Lake, an intimate musical experience awaits. Jazz at the Lake, a free jazz concert set against the tranquil backdrop of Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, promises to be a fusion of nature's beauty and the dazzling notes of jazz.  

Jazz at the Lake is a family-friendly event, inviting music enthusiasts of all ages to share in the joy of live jazz amongst nature. From jazz enthusiasts to those looking to introduce their families to the magic of jazz, this event promises an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lounge chairs, and settle in for an afternoon of classic jazz hits.  

Please note, in the case of a Total Fire Ban, the event will be relocated to Halliday Park, Mitcham.

The Line Up

Jazz at the Lake promises a enjoyable event amongst nature, with something for everyone. The Sunday afternoon will be filled with the eclectic sounds of:

Ultrafox with their 'hard driving swing featuring gypsy style acoustic guitars laced with lyrical yet fiery solos;  

Orlando Combo playing "Soulful and Bluesy hard Swinging Jazz that you can feel" and drawing inspiration from the giants of Jazz including vintage Swing from 'The Jazz Age', 'Great American Songbook, through to old school Rhythm & Blues and New Orleans brass band street music;  

Spider Jazz playing "1920’s jazz including Swing and Latin, Bossa Nova, Rag Time, Trad and Dixieland favourites."

Event Map

waypoint map of the Jazz at the lake event

Getting There

Jazz at the Lake is being held at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

103 Central Rd, Blackburn VIC 3130

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is well-connected by public transport, offering a few options for patrons travelling to the event.

  • Bus: Gwenda Ave/Central Road on the 736 route is the closest bus station, only a short walk from the bus stop to the event site. 
  • Train: The closest train station is Blackburn Station, on the Belgrave and Lilydale line. Which is approximately 1.3km or a 20-minute walk from the event site. From there you can alternatively take a taxi, ride-sharing service or catch a connecting bus. 

We advise to check for changes to schedules, routes or disruptions of services before taking public transport.

Limited parking is available. We recommend walking, riding your bike, carpooling, or public transport where possible.


Accessibility and Event Inclusions:

There are a number of event inclusions and accessibility features to help support the community.

  • Accessible Viewing Area: Designated accessible viewing area with easy access from the footpath.
  • Accessible Toilets: Available at the Visitor Centre.
  • Unisex Toilets: Available at the Visitor Centre.
  • Baby Change Table: Located in the Unisex toilet.
  • Accessible Parking: Located on Central Road.

For additional details or specific inquiries, please reach out to the Creative Whitehorse team for further information.