Blues at The Briars

Mt Martha will be playing the blues again on February 25th.

What could be better than sunshine, the beautiful setting of The Briars homestead, the very best local food and drink, plus awesome fun stuff for the kids for a family day out?

World class blues music– that’s what!

Back for a fantastic fifth year, Blues At The Briars in Mount Martha on Saturday February 25 will be the biggest and best to date with a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping line-up.

Watch out for Owen Campbell who captured the nation’s heart with his run on Australia’s Got Talent and Gail Page who fought her way to the finals of The Voice. The main attraction is the soulful music from the blues legends JJ Rome with special guests Chris Wilson and Shannon Bourne (who was raised in the heart of Harlem before finding success and a loyal following here in Melbourne).

Due to such overwhelming positivity from all the festival fans, we are proud to announce the two man blues roots juggernaut from New Zealand “Swamp Thing” as our last artists.  Formed by  Michael Barker, former long term band member of the ‘John Butler Trio’ these guys are a must see, class act.

Other eye-catching artists combine to make this the Mornington Peninsula’s premier Blues event. (The rising stars of blues music The Teskey Brothers, 19 Twenty, and Melbourne’s own Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and all the way from the U.K Ben Waters Boogie Piano.)

Blues At The Briars is not just for the true Blues aficionado. This is a genuinely family-friendly day out and entry is free for all children 14 and under. There’s a dedicated staffed Kids’ Area with storytelling tepee, local craft activities and bouncy castle which is great for mums and dads enjoying the music, a favourite tipple and gourmet food stalls.

Tickets start at $65, but if you are looking for a little more style our VIP tickets  are excellent value. $162 includes a two-course lunch and beverage package served at the table in a private marquee area with an enviable view of the stage. A table of 10 VIPs package is available at $1500.

The event opens at 11am. Bar opens midday.

BLUES AT THE BRIARS
A: The Briars, Mount Martha
W: bluesatthebriars.com
FB: bluesatthebriarsfestival
Twitter: @AtBriars
Ph: 0419 900 189

First published in the Mornington News – 7 February 2017