Craft beers back on tap at annual Tunes, Tails and Ales
MURPHY (April 19, 2022) Returning to Murphy Central Park this year, much to the delight of craft beer aficionados in the greater DFW area, the highly-popular Tunes, Tails and Ales festival is set for Saturday, May 7.
“After an interruption in its annual schedule, the festival returns to its usual time of year, bringing with it a renewed spirit of fun with a selection of food, specially-curated craft beers, entertainment, and lots of merriment,” says Ashley Hudson, Murphy’s newly-named Special Events Coordinator.
This year’s Tunes, Tails and Ales opens with VIP entry into the beer garden at 1 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. official opening of the event, which includes general admission into the beer garden. The beer garden will close promptly at 6:30 p.m. with the traditional “last call” happening at 6:15 p.m.
Food trucks will provide a wide selection of delicious choices. Vendors scheduled for lunch from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. include Cajun Made Crawfish, Kona Ice, Joe’s Backyard BBQ and La Rosita. Dinner vendors, who will open from 5 to 8 p.m. include Em & Bubba’s Home Cooking, IHOG (International House of Grilling), Kona Ice, and The Chatter Box.
Persons who wish to try the variety of craft beers will be required to be at least 21 years of age, and purchase either a VIP or general admission ticket.
Interested craft beer aficionados can visit www.murphycraftbeerfest.com to purchase a VIP or general admission ticket. VIP tickets are sold in limited quantities for $55 (plus fees) online prior to the event and will not be sold on-site. General admission tickets will be sold online for $35 (plus fees) and for $45 at the festival. The craft beer festival has a presence on Facebook at www.facebook.com/murphycraftbeerfest/.
Tickets are not required for purchasing wine by the glass, canned beers, food, or simply attending the event. In addition to food and drink, a kid zone featuring nerf wars, an obstacle course, face painting, yard games, and more will be set up. A car show, taking place at the City Hall parking area, will add to the festivities.
Free concerts will be presented at the craft beer stage and the amphitheater stage. Starting at 1 p.m. at the craft beer stage, the Texas Jazz Cats will open with a two-hour set, followed by Jay B & The Zydeco Posse from 4 to 6 p.m. Then, at the amphitheater, Le Freak, self-proclaimed as the Greatest Disco Band in the World, will play from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Open parking will include Murphy City Hall parking lots, the Murphy PSA parking lot, and Tom Kimbrough Stadium. Shuttle services are not being offered.
“This is a family-friendly event, and a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Murphy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund,” said Hudson. “We’re very excited about the return of Tunes, Tales and Ales, and we’re eagerly anticipating a fairly sizable crowd.”