Normandy Farm's 2018 Craft & ‘Que Summer Festival Series to Pay Homage to Music's Greatest Eras
BLUE BELL, PA (April 17, 2018) – Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center will host its 13th Annual Craft & ‘Que Series this summer. May through August, these four outdoor festivals will celebrate a sense of nostalgia, taking guests back in time to remember how some of the greatest moments in music over the last century have overlapped with the beer, wine, and spirits trends of the time.
The one constant throughout these periods of artistic innovation was great food. The BBQ menu for the series will include an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of items ranging from grilled aloha chicken with spicy mango glaze, smokehouse favorites like Whole Foods beef brisket, fresh catches of the day and seafood bars, a robust selection of soups, salads, and sides such as watermelon and mandarin orange salad, apple cider summer slaw, and she crab bisque. The Farm’s award-winning dessert display will include a wide selection of treats ranging from assorted mini pastries, to a cheesecake station, to assorted chocolate truffles, a s’mores bar, and more.
Music fans may attend one, or all, of these all-you-can-eat-and-drink events, scheduled to go backwards in time. The series begins with the So 2018 musical tribute by internationally acclaimed female DJ, DeeJay Shelly, at the Grand Re-Opening Party of “the farmer's daughter” Restaurant Terrace. Lindsay McKay Band & Soul Sauce then transport fans to the grooviest era of music with Groove & Graze, a 1969-themed Woodstock tribute and beer tasting. The time warp is then steered by local jazz legend, Tony Williams, as he and his quartet play tribute to the most creative year in jazz, 1959, paired with some of the region’s finest wines at Jazz on The Vine. GATSBY-Q will be summer’s roaring grand finale and will feature a spirits tasting paired with the sounds of the Danny Jonokuchi Big Band.