On Friday, June 11th from 6-8pm the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts invites guests to the Downtown Concert Series presented by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports,

*The Provident Bank, Madison Honda and Whole Foods*

featuring the talented Blues group

*Al Gold & the Suburban Rhythm Kings*.

Based in New Jersey, the Suburban Rhythm Kings are a quartet of Blues loving Soul and Funk specialists who bring experience, enthusiasm and passion to their mix of originals and standards. Band members Al Gold, Tom Rice, Terry Hemmer and Jerry Cordasco have come together to create a sound like none other. Al Gold (guitar/vocals) had the opportunity to learn Blues from some of the master Blues musicians of the time including Homesick James Williamson and Mighty Joe Young. Tom Rice (guitar/vocal/harmonica) has performed with the King Biscuit Blues Band and the New Jersey Skyland Blues Society where he is a performer as well as a co-producer. The Tangent, Main Course and Bobby Radcliff's Trio are just some of the notable bands Terry Hemmer (bass/vocals) has played with before joining the Suburban Rhythm Kings. Jerry Cordasco (drums/percussion) was the first drummer to play Giants Stadium and has performed with Factory, Johnathan Edwards and the Stanky Brown Group.

Don't miss what is sure to be an enjoyable evening!

The Downtown Concert Series is a series of nine FREE Friday evening, family-friendly concerts, held every other Friday until October 1st , outside on the lawn of the Museum. Guests are encouraged to spend some time after the concerts in downtown Madison where they can explore the town's many unique shops and restaurants.

The Museum would like to especially acknowledge Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, The Provident Bank, Madison Honda, Whole Foods and the Star Ledger for their generous support.

For more information please call 973-377-2982 x14 or visit our website at www.metc.org. Rain or Shine! In case of inclement weather concert will be held inside the Museum. FREE!

Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children, and free for Members. Family maximum admission $13.00. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Monday & Major Holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday - Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Closed Sunday & Monday)

Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey. Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country. The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station. For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org