Wynonna and the Big Noise to headline July music fest


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. – 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 its 2016 lineup.

On April 2, 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, and Corb Lund; Montana’s own Mission Mountain Wood Band; and a host of Americana legends and rising stars.

“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 festival founder and producer Sarah Calhoun. “Come connect with good folks and celebrate rural Montana with us this summer.”

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 artists performing on separate stages.

The festival benefits the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a nonprofit organization in support of women’s leadership, working farms and ranches, and rural communities. The weekend-long, grassroots music festival brings in millions of dollars to the rural economy. Last year’s festival drew a record 14,000 attendees.

Fifty VIP weekend passes for the festival will be sold on a first come, first served basis. VIP passes entitle festivalgoers to an outstanding view of the main stage, shaded seating, and complimentary beer and wine.

Visit redantspantsmusicfestival.com for more information or to purchase tickets.