Red Ants Pants music festival announces 2016 performers
Posted on 04 April 2016
Grammy-Award Winning Artists including Wynonna and the Big Noise, The Mavericks, The Lone Bellow, Mission Mountain Wood Band and more to Play in White Sulphur Springs July 28th – 31.
Lineup announced at block party this year
For the first time in its six year run, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival held a block party on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs to announce the 2016 lineup.
Hundreds gathered in person while people around the globe viewed a live webcast streaming the news of this year’s lineup which includes Grammy award-winning country legends Wynonna and The Big Noise, global superstars The Mavericks, The Lone Bellow, Hayes Carll, Corb Lund, Montana’s own Mission Mountain Wood Band and a remarkable host of Americana legends and rising stars.
“This year’s lineup offers incredible depth and diversity of talent from international stars including Wynonna and the Big Noise and The Mavericks to Montana’s own Mission Mountain Wood Band. Fans are going to hear some of the most unforgettable voices in Americana music today paired with rising stars who might just become their new favorite bands,” said Red Ants Pants Music Festival founder and producer, Sarah Calhoun. “Come connect with good folks and celebrate rural Montana with us this summer.”
Six years of fun in Meagher County
This is the sixth year of the music festival, which 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. Last year’s festival drew a record 14,000 in attendance.
2016 Red Ants Pants Music Festival Lineup
Full details available at RedAntsPantsMusicFestival-DOT-COM.
Wynonna and The Big Noise
The Mavericks * The Lone Bellow
Corb Lund * Hayes Carll
Mission Mountain Wood Band
Ray Wylie Hubbard * Hurray for the Riff Raff
Dar Williams * Shinyribs
The McCrary Sisters * Henry Wagons
Eilen Jewell * Underhill Rose
Laney Jones and the Spirits
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs * Dead Horses
Balled in Burlap with Square Dance Caller Michelle Carcher
Plus 15 Side Stage Performers!
500 early bird tickets which are now on sale ONLINE ONLY on at the discounted price of $115. We will again be offering 50 VIP weekend passes for $500 each. VIP ticket holders will enjoy an outstanding view of the main stage, shaded seating furnished by The Perch in Bozeman, complimentary refreshments, beer & wine. VIP & early bird tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
The poster competition winner is Jan Elpel out of Bozeman, Montana! Check out her whimsical poster, Crazy Mountain Roundup. She used alcohol ink to get a smooth, colorful finish. Her artwork has focused on drawing and painting portraits in oils for the past 25 years.
Support for the Red Ants Pants Music Festival has a lasting ripple effect, benefiting the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a nonprofit organization in support of women's leadership, working farms and ranches, and rural communities.