Red Ants Pants: Wynonna, The Mavericks

Red Ants Pants Music Festival releases 2016 line-up; early-bird tickets on sale

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Wynonna at Red Ants Pants
Wynonna and the Big Noise join the Red Ants Pants line-up

The sixth annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival announced this week that Grammy award-winning country legends Wynonna and The Big Noise and global superstars The Mavericks are among the headliners at the 2016 outdoor festival, July 28-31 in White Sulphur Springs.

For the first time in its six year run, the 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. In addition to Wynonna and The Big Noise and The Mavericks, artists include The Lone Bellow, Hayes Carll, Corb Lund, Montana’s own Mission Mountain Wood Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dar Williams 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.”

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 contributes millions of dollars to the rural economy. Last year’s festival drew a record 14,000 in attendance.

Early-bird tickets are now on sale online only at the discounted price of $115 (only 500 available); and 50 VIP weekend passes sell for $500 each. VIP ticket holders enjoy an outstanding view of the main stage, shaded seating furnished by The Perch in Bozeman, complimentary refreshments, beer and wine. VIP and early bird tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Full details available at Red Ants Pants Music Festival website.