Red Ants Pants announces Side Stage lineup for 2019 fest
The highly anticipated Red Ants Pants Music Festival returns to the Jackson Ranch, just outside White Sulphur Springs, the weekend of July 25th–28th. Adding to the excitement, festival organizers recently announced the ‘2019 Side Stage Lineup’ who will join headliners Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves, Colter Wall and Bobby Bare.
This year’s rising stars will include the Betsy Olson Band, Brice Ash, Claire Hunter, David & Deidre Casey Band, Five Letter Word, Grant Jones, Harriet Reynolds, Jackson Holte & the Highway Patrol, Jason Tyler Burton, Larry Kiff, Los Marvelitos, Smith River Young and Whippoorwill, as well as a Beard & Moustache Competition, Yodeling Contest with Suzy Bogguss, and Cowboy Church with TJ Casey.
“We are thrilled with the depth and diversity of our 2019 Side Stage artists and cannot wait to welcome them to the cow pasture,” said festival producer Sarah Calhoun. “The side stage truly has a backyard barbeque-feel where people connect, find their new favorite musician and maybe even compete in our yodeling contest or the beard and moustache competition. The side stage is really a special place at the festival and we couldn’t be more excited about the talent lined up this year.”
This year’s main stage lineup will also feature performances by Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, Darrell Scott, Mipso, The Steel Wheels, The Waifs, Dustbowl Revival, The East Pointers, William Prince, Lilly Hiatt, Bo DePeña, and Tris Munsick & the Innocents, who will lend their talents for the FREE kick-off street dance in downtown White Sulphur.
In its ninth year, the music festival benefits the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a nonprofit organization in support of women’s leadership, working farms and ranches, and rural communities. Red Ants Pants weekend passes are $145 in advance and $160 at the gate, while single day passes are $55 in advance and $60 at the gate. A limited number of VIP weekend passes are available for $500 – shaded seating with a great view and complimentary refreshments! Kids 12 and under are FREE for the music and camping, when accompanied by an adult. Camping passes and gear packages also available.
Avoid credit card fees and support rural and small businesses by visiting Red Ants Pants hard ticket outlets, which will also be selling camping passes this year. Visit www.redantspantsmusicfestival.com for further details about the 2019 performers, ticketing and camping, and more. •