MADISON, NJ  – On Friday, June 24 from 6p.m.-8p.m. the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests to the first concert in the Downtown Concert Series.

The first of six free Friday evening, family friendly concerts will feature The FrostKings Band. This New Jersey Swing, Blues and R&B band plays a repertoire ranging from swinging shuffles, slow blues and full-tilt boogies. Music lovers and Swing-Blues fans will all enjoy the "icy cold" tones of the FrostKings.

The Downtown Concert Series, is held outside on the lawn of the Museum and picnicking is welcome.

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Crafts are available for children and guests, while touring METC's current exhibit, The Milliner's Tale: The Craft of Hat Making, which closes on July 29 is encouraged.

"Bring the family and plan to spend time Friday evening in downtown Madison exploring the town's many unique shops and restaurants,"  said Erin O'Donnell Communications Coordinator for METC.

Over the Summer, the Downtown Concert Series continues with Ballycastle Band on July 15, Rosewood on July 29, Barba Roja Latin Band on August 12, Jumping the Gun on August 26 and Sunnyside Jazz on September 9.

"These performance are rain or shine but in case of inclement weather the concerts are held inside the Museum with first come first serve seating," added O'Donnell. 

For more information please call 973-377-2982 or visit our website at

The Summer-long concert series is sponsored by the Madison Downtown Development Commission.