Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to attend a free music concert featuring Joe Taino on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00-6:30 pm at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site, in Park Ridge.

Seating for the concert is limited. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket. A food vendor will be on site offering hot dogs and hamburgers. The museum will open to visitors at noon before the concerts and during intermission.

Joe Taino to Perform in Park Ridge

Blues Guitar Master, Joe Taino has been playing electric guitar since he was 13 years old. He began performing professionally at the Puerto Rico USO Naval Stations and rock clubs in San Juan. He formed what became the hottest rock band of all time in Puerto Rico, “Pelican in Flight”. With “Pelican in Flight,” Joe shared stages with Judas Priest, Kansas, Billy Idol, Cindy Lauper, Peter Frampton, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Cheap Trick and many others. By the early 1980s Joe Taino was opening shows for greats such as The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, Jaco Pastorius, Koko Taylor, and Ruth Brown.

Joe’s band Joe Taino and the Blue Flames recorded critically received blues cd’s released in the US and the UK. His career has included recording for many commercials including Dial Soap, 7-UP and Schafer Beer. He’s frequently toured Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and can be seen at the best blues clubs as well as major blues festivals. Joe Taino will be accompanied by Phil Butler on bass guitar and Andrei Koribanics on drums. For more information, visit

Upcoming Concerts in the Series 

  • Sunday, August 27, 4:00-6:30 pm - Rachel Wise & The Guys: Blues/Country/Rock
  • Sunday, September 24, 4:00-6:30 pm - Gold N Brown: Traditional & Non-Traditional Irish Acoustic Music
  • Sunday, October 29, 1:00-3:30 pm - 7th Annual “Bluegrass & Cider”: Traditional Bluegrass

Wortendyke Barn: Pascack Valley Landmark

The Wortendyke Barn has been a Pascack Valley landmark since its construction on 500 acres of land bought by the Wortendyke family in 1735. It was used continually as a barn well into the 20th century and is one of only six pure Dutch barn types in Bergen County. This New World Dutch Barn showcases Bergen County’s history through unique, educational exhibits designed to let you explore farm life. In 1997 the barn opene