MADISON, NJ—The Downtown Concert Series begins this Friday, 6-8 p.m., with a blast from the past as local Madison band “What’s What” pumps jams from the 70s, 80s and 90s into the eardrums of concert goers on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.

The throwback cover band will headline the first of six free, summer performances at the museum, held every other Friday at the museum on 9 Main St. through Sept. 8.

Each show is “family friendly,” the museum said, and picnicking is welcome. All concert goers are invited to set up chairs and blankets on the lawn for a more comfortable listening experience.

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If inclement weather occurs, these rain-or-shine concerts will be held inside the museum.

This event is hosted by the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts with support from the Madison Downtown Development Commission, Morris Arts and Investors Bank.

Here is a look at the lineup for this summer’s Downtown Concert Series:

6/30 - What’s What, a local, Madison-based band playing the music of the 70s, 80s and 90s

7/14 - FabForward, a Beatles tribute band

7/28 - Barba Roja Latin Band, offering various genres of Latin music

8/11 - Group Therapy Band, a “rock and soul” cover band

8/25 - Hatchet Jack, a rock and blues cover band

9/8 - Reeds, Rhythm & All That Brass, a 17-piece jazz-swing dance band

For more information, contact the museum at 973-377-2982 x14 or visit their website.