The sun is just setting, the summer temperatures are dropping into a reasonable range, and the music starts at Claudia Driscoll Park.

The Thursday evening musical performances have started up again for the season at the Hamilton park, on West Main, just behind the Hamilton National Guard Armory, near the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.

The kids can play in the first class playground on the south end of the park and the adults can set up their lawn chairs at the bandshell on the north end of the grassy lawn.

The Bitterroot Community Band is responsible for getting the majority of the work done on the facility, and the City of Hamilton was generous in their support. The band has already had an evening on stage, and this week, July 19, the popular Kent Curtiss Band will entertain, starting at 8pm. The shows usually last about an hour, though it's kinda hard getting Kent and crew to stop.

Make the Thursday evening performances part of your summer. In fact, you can start with the late opening at the Ravalli County Museum at 6pm, and then at 8pm, head west on Main until you hear the music.

Oh, and it's free.