LeGrande Harvey, the songwriter of the official Montana State ballad, will be featured at a free outdoor concert Friday evening in Hamilton.

The Sapphire Lutheran Home outdoor concerts have been well received with Cedar Ridge, Mike and Tari Conroy and Chip Jasmin all performing on the large lawn of the retirement center on North 10th in Hamilton.

And, now LeGrande Harvey will bring his Spirit of Montana Band to the evening outdoor concert series Friday August 8 at 7 p.m.

Concessions will be available for sale, starting at 6 p.m. according to Dominic Farrenkopf, but the concert itself is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the country western music on a beautiful Bitterroot evening.

Enjoy Montana Melody, named the state ballad in 1983.

The last outdoor event of the summer for Sapphire Lutheran Homes will be MSU's Shakespeare in the Parks August 16 at 6 p.m. They will perform the comedy "As You Like It," and will set the comedy in Butte, Montana.