Hamilton's premiere summer concert series begins its 2012 run Tuesday June 19.

Tuesday at 12 has been bringing music to the downtown area for over 20 years and this year, local artists will again be featured.

The free series is sponsored by Hamilton area businesses and takes over Legion Park on South 2nd Street for an hour every Tuesday during the summer at 12 noon.

The concerts this year start with the group Blue Melon. Here's the schedule:

  • June 19 - Blue Melon
  • June 26 - Jenn Adams
  • July 3 - John Floridis
  • July 10 - Temper Airily
  • July 17- The Cantrells
  • July 24 - Mike and Tari Conroy
  • July 31 - Big Sky Mudflaps
  • August 7 - Bitterroot Brass
  • August 14 - Bitterroot Community Band
  • August 21 - Bev Whelehon

The audience brings their own lawn chairs or blankets, and this year, it would be a good idea to bring a sun umbrella. The park's refurbishing continues, and planned shade structures have been delayed. They are due within weeks.

However, for the kids, brand new playground equipment has been installed and they're already entertaining lots of children.

Get ready for the music - rain or shine - Tuesday at 12 begins!