Summer gets underway May 17.

That’s when Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center’s 13th annual “Craft & ‘Que” Series begins.

What’s that?

Four luxury outdoor barbecue festivals being held the 17th of this month, June 14, July 19 and Aug. 4.

Is it the same thing on each day?

What ties it all together is an accent on different time periods to remember how some of the great moments in music over the last century have overlapped with the beer, wine and spirits trends of their time. Otherwise, you’ll find there’s a different vibe each night.

The “So 2018” Terrace Re-Opening Party, with DeeJay Shelly, happens 6 to 9 p.m. May 17. It’s a celebration of modern hits, “modern farm cooking” and a newly renovated venue, with a cocktail party and menu preview.

“Groove & Graze” will have a 1969 rock motif 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 14, with “American Idol” alumna Lindsay McKay & Soul Sauce. The major adult beverage trend in the year of Woodstock — canned beer outsold bottled beer in the US for the first time. Get groovy with Willow & Thistle’s create-your-own flower crown station. A variety of craft breweries will also be offering craft tastings.

“Jazz on the Vine” is an ode to 1959, when Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra all made significant contributions to the music scene. It was a landmark year in that wine consumption in America exceeded 155 million gallons. The Tony Williams Jazz Quartet plays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 19.

The Recessionals Jazz Band is the featured entertainment for “Gatsby-Q,” a “Great Gatsby”/1920 pre-Prohibition distillery spirits tasting event from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24. Period fancy attire is encouraged, but not required.

Every barbecue has to have successful food. What about that?

The barbecue menu for the series includes an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of items, ranging from grilled aloha chicken with spicy mango glaze, to smokehouse favorites like Whole Foods beef brisket, catches of the day and seafood bars, as well as soups, salads and sides. Normandy Farm’s dessert display will include a selection of treats ranging from assorted mini pastries, to a cheesecake station, to assorted chocolate truffles, a s’mores bar and more.

Isn’t Normandy Farm near Montco?

The Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center is at 1401 Morris Road, Whitpain Township. Visit to get tickets and view the menus for each evening.

How much are tickets?

Depending which night you’re going, they range from $59.95-$79.95.

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