More live free music than anyplace I've ever lived. It continues this summer at the Bozeman Pubic Library with their "Day On The Green" series. Details here!

Bring your chairs, blankets, and friends to the Bozeman Public Library Plaza for the third year of Day on the Green free concerts. Kicking off the 2012 is Montana Skies, a cello/guitar fusion duo. They graced the Sweet Pea musical stage last year. This free outdoor concert is sponsored by the Library Foundation on Sunday, July 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The other Day on the Green concerts are: July 29 Pinky and the Floyd (only Bozeman concert of the summer – and it’s FREE!), August 8 Bozeman High School Graduates Music Jam, and August 19 The Hooligans.

Jonathan and Jennifer met while studying music at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA. The two assumed they would be performing classical recitals and great works for the cello and guitar together. Oddly enough, it was a trip to a library that set their path. Thinking they would select music for their respective instruments, their whole world of classical intentions came crashing down when they learned no classical works for the two existed. What resulted from this new musical freedom of expression between the two was the formation of Montana Skies, and a unique style of music.

“Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improve, and the power and energy of rock n’ roll, Jonathan’s guitar wizardry and Jenn’s blazing electric cello combine to create a sound that is truly remarkable. While the music defies simple categorization, it is a fusion in the truest sense of the word. It’s been called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings. Whatever you want to call it, rest assured, this ain’t your grannies chamber music,” says the website.

Montana Skies’ name is taken from one of the first songs Jonathan composed for the group titled “Montana Skies.” The song was written specifically about being in Montana and the joy of inspiration Jonathan felt from its natural beauty. The song marked the beginning of the duo's musical collaboration and their newly found sound.

Vendors MacKenzie River Pizza, Not So Famous BBQ, Tumberweeds, and Lindley Perk will provide delicious food with a portion of sales donated back to the Library Foundation. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and their dancing feet.