The free concert series in Hamilton, the Jean Matthews Tuesday at 12 Summer Concerts, features one of our favorite musical attractions this week - the Bitterroot Community Band.

The show will be during the noon hour July 19 on the lawn of the Ravalli County Museum at South Third and Bedford. Bring your lunch, a lawn chair and a friend or two!

The musicians are composed of volunteers including area music teachers, who love to play music. The band always has a full summer and this year is no exception. They regularly perform at the band shell at Hamilton's Claudia Driscoll Park, along with performances at Stevensville's Creamery Picnic and at KLYQ's entertainment stage at the Ravalli County Fair.

But they really want you to remember the date of July 28, when they have their annual fundraising Strawberry Shortcake concert at the Daly Mansion of Hamilton. The show includes an intermission where scrumptious strawberry shortcake is sold to the audience. It's a good time.