Named “Montana Event of the Year” by the Montana Office of Tourism, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival has released the lineup for its 2019 event. The annual festival is held in a working cow pasture on the Jackson Ranch just outside of White Sulphur Springs, set this year for July 25th–28th.
This year’s lineup features 7-time GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning Patty Griffin, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bare, Shakey Graves, Colter Wall, 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, Tris Munsick & the Innocents, and many more.
In all, the festival includes a free kick-off street dance and 16 main stage and 14 side stage performances. With a reputation for pairing award-winning superstars with festival founder and producer Sarah Calhoun’s hand-picked rising stars, the festival has grown from 6,000 attendees in its first year to a record 18,000 last year.
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. Held in a cow pasture on the Jackson Ranch, and surrounded by the Big Belt, Little Belt, and Castle Mountain ranges, the festival will bring in more than two dozen different artists performing on separate stages. The weekend-long, grassroots, honky-tonkin’ music festival brings in millions of dollars to the rural economy.
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 are an additional $30 per person for the entire weekend and are required for anyone camping in the Festival campground for one or more nights. If camping passes are purchased in advance, printed proof of purchase MUST be presented at the campground entrance. Cash only at campground entrance.
NEW this year: Rent your camping gear on-site or in advance from Nyx Camping. Packages include tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and chairs. Grab your camping gear when you arrive, and leave it when you’re done!
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, camping passes, volunteering, vending, and sponsorship opportunities. •