Red Ants Pants Festival gears up

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Poster designs sought

Montana Living —In late July there’s something really special that happens in the Montana ranching community of White Sulphur Springs.

At the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, folks from far and wide gather in a cow pasture for four nights and three days of music, community and awe-inspiring sunsets.

If Montana and music inspire you, share your artwork for a chance to be featured on the official 7TH Red Ants Pants Music Festival poster.

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival poster has become a keepsake for fans and one more way the festival can help promote creativity in the arts. The winner's artwork will be featured as the backdrop for the 2017 Music Festival Poster.

Folks can submit artwork through the website:

The winner will receive six weekend passes to the 2017 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, and will be announced at our Lineup Release Party on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in White Sulphur Springs. All submissions are due by Sunday, March 5th.

 If you’d like to share talents with festival guests as a vendor, the vendor application process opens on January 30, 2017.


DATES: The festival will be July 27th – 30th, 2017 at the Jackson Ranch just outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana.




In the last five years, outstanding musical talent such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Keb’ Mo’, Wynonna Judd, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Corb Lund and Charley Pride have played the White Sulphur stage.


2016 marked the biggest festival to date with more than 16,000 in attendance. The festival is more than good folks getting together to enjoy great music. A portion of the proceeds from the festival go to the Red Ants Pants Foundation, which has given more than $85,000 to people and projects that embody its mission of fostering self-reliance, women’s leadership and promoting our working family farms and ranches.


The festival and the foundation have injected millions of dollars to the Montana economy and reinvigorated the rural ranching community of White Sulphur.


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