THE 9TH RED ANTS PANTS MUSIC FESTIVAL RELEASES ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDING GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS AND MUST-SEE RISING STARS
Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves, Bobby Bare, Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, AND MORE
(White Sulphur Springs, Mont.) – Named Montana Event of the Year by the Montana Office of Tourism, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival released its 2019 lineup on Saturday April 6th during a block party on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs.
The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is locally-produced and supported by hundreds of Montana volunteers. Festival attendees take pride in knowing a portion of the proceeds from the four-day event support the Red Ants Pants Foundation’s mission of increasing women’s leadership, promoting rural communities, and bolstering our working family farms and ranches.
Held in a working sweet clover cow pasture on the Jackson Ranch just outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival will take place July 25 – 28, 2019.
This year’s lineup features 7-time nominated GRAMMY award-winning Patti Griffin, Shakey Graves, Bobby Bare, Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, AND MORE.
Patty Griffin’s honors include “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” by the Americana Music Association. Widely regarded among the best pure songwriters of this era, Griffin has just released her long-awaited new album, PATTY GRIFFIN.
Shakey Graves, born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, was named 2015 Americana Music Awards Best Emerging Artist winner. His most recent album Can’t Wake Uphas been called his most ambitious and audacious work yet.
This year’s lineup also includes Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, GRAMMY award-winning Bobby Bare, as well as Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, Darrell Scott, Mipso, The Steel Wheels, The Waifs, AND MANY MORE!
In all, the festival includes a free street dance on Thursday, July 25th along with 16 main stage and 14 side stage performances. With a reputation for paring Grammy award-winning superstars with festival producer Sarah Calhoun’s hand-picked rising stars – the festival has grown from 6,000 attendees in its first year to 18,000 last year.
“As our festival has grown, we’ve been honored to have strong homegrown support from the Meagher County community and folks from across the state who see great value in connecting with good folks and celebrating rural Montana,” said Sarah Calhoun, Red Ants Pants Music Festival and Founder. “This year’s lineup includes incredible depth and diversity including Grammy-award winning stars and up-and-coming artists with new sounds that might help you find your next new favorite musician.”
2019 Red Ants Pants Music Festival Lineup
Shakey Graves * Bobby Bare * Colter Wall
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 and the Innocents
Plus 14 Side Stage Performers!
Agriculture and Work Skill Demonstrations
Local Food, Beer, Wine, Art and Crafts
Beard and Moustache and Cross Cut Sawing Competitions!
This is the ninth 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 18,000 in attendance.
The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is also proud to announce the 2019 poster competition winner, Erin Rankin of Whitefish, with her piece titled, “The Road Best Traveled.”
DOWNLOAD HI-RES 2019 POSTER & ARTIST IMAGES HERE.
Artwork from additional submissions will be featured on festival tickets. Ticket art winners are first runner up Lissa Barber, “Ants on a fenceline,” second runner up Emma Phipps, “Annie,” third runner up James Wolf, “Yellow Meadow,” and fourth runner up Sam Farwell, “Big Sky, Little Belts.”
EARLY BIRD (3-DAY PASS)
A limited quantity of $125 early bird passes will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on April 6, 2019 at 8:00pm MDT.
WEEKEND (3-DAY) PASS
$145 in advance / $160 at the gate
SINGLE DAY PASS (good for Fri, Sat, or Sun)
$55 in advance / $60 at the gate
VIP WEEKEND (3-Day) PASS
$500 (LIMITED QUANTITY)
A limited number of VIP ticket holders will have access to a VIP area including premium, shaded seating with complimentary refreshments! VIP passes are available online and at the Red Ants Pants store in White Sulphur Springs, Montana ONLY.
$30 per person
Buy online, at a hard ticket outlet, or pay with cash at gate.
KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE
NEW THIS YEAR! Rent your camping gear on site or in advance from Nyx Camping. Camping packages include tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and chairs. Grab your camping gear when you arrive, and leave it when you are done! Reserve your tent here!
Ticket purchasers can also avoid credit card fees and support rural and small businesses by visiting Red Ants Pants Music Festival hard ticket outlets. For ticket information and a full list of hard ticket outlets visit: www.redantspantsmusicfestival.com/tickets.
Hard ticket outlets will now be selling camping tickets in addition to weekend and day passes.