Tom Blake, the Lamplighters to play at Murray's Brewery blues and brews Easter festival

UNIQUE: The Lamplighters will perform its own flavour of blues in a dazzling outdoor show at Murray's Brewery on Easter Sunday. Picture: Supplied

UNIQUE: The Lamplighters will perform its own flavour of blues in a dazzling outdoor show at Murray's Brewery on Easter Sunday. Picture: Supplied

HEAD on down to Murray’s Brewery for an egg-cellent time this Easter.

The Bobs Farm-based brewery is once again holding its blues and brews festival during the April long weekend.

Visitors can enjoy a dual line-up of once-a-year holiday brews – Murray’s Chocolate Easter Egg Beer and Hot Cross Bun Beer – as well as food and music between Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17.

“Join us this Easter and you can enjoy a great family day out plus do some good for the local community at the same time,” brewery owner, Murray Howe, said.

“Easter Ale is one of our most requested speciality beers and we’re going the whole hog and offering up our delicious Chocolate Easter Egg Beer, too.”

Groove to free blues concerts on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Tom Blake will play indie and roots inspired tunes on Saturday.

Covering artists such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Ben Harper, Blake played a relaxed vibe show.

He regularly performs, both as a soloist and with his band, across the Newcastle and Hunter area.

TEAM WORK: The annual brewing of Murray's Easter Ale - a beer that tastes like a hot cross bun in a glass - is a collaboration between brewers and chefs. Picture: Supplied

TEAM WORK: The annual brewing of Murray's Easter Ale - a beer that tastes like a hot cross bun in a glass - is a collaboration between brewers and chefs. Picture: Supplied

On Easter Sunday, the Lamplighters will perform its own flavour of blues in a dazzling outdoor show.

Formed in 2010 the band plays a mix of their own material and the work of their favourite artists from the 1950’s and 1960’s. 

The Lamplighters are the band with the sound that “astounds, abounds and rebounds off the ceiling with the heal’n feel’n,” front man Dan Wilton said.

“If you have a hole in your soul that can only be filled by rock’n’roll then we have got the ultrasonic, electro-phonic-tonic to make you feel uptight, alright and out-a-sight.”

The blues and brews festival is family friendly.

Children will have fun taking part in the dedicated activities on Easter Sunday morning.

Murray’s will run a special family fund-raising event – the Easter Sunday Kids Funday – where children can enjoy a giant egg hunt, play a new Easter interactive game (byo mobile device), join in on Easter-themed arts and crafts, face painting and more.

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance, too.

Parents are asked to make a $5 donation for each child participating in the morning’s activities.

All proceeds will be donated to the Rural Fire Service, which Mr Howe said provided “great service” to Murray’s Brewery when it experienced a devastating fire last year.

The festival is a tribute to flavour, fine tunes and family fun.

It is a great opportunity to sample a range of different craft beer styles and cider, taste local and regional wines, and learn how craft beer is made by taking a Brewery tour.

A Brewery bus is available on Easter Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings are essential.

Call 4982 6411 or visit murraysbrewingco.com.au.

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