Red Ants Pants Music Festival Announces 2020 Side Stage Lineup

Wednesday Mar. 18th, 2020

For the first time in its ten-year run, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival is announcing its side stage lineup ahead of its main stage lineup in an effort to highlight the depth and talent of these up-and-coming performers.

The 2020 Side Stage lineup for the 10th Red Ants Pants Music Festival features artists from across America, Ireland, and some Montana favorites. The side stage bands are competing for festival attendee votes to become the 2020 Emerging Artist of the Year. The winner of this competition gets a set on our Main Stage in 2021. 
2020 Red Ants Pants Music Festival side stage competitors: 

Also featured on the side stage:
Side Stage Ambassador Larry Kiff
8th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition
3rd Annual Yodeling Contest
Cowboy Church

With 16 sides stage acts and along with a full main stage lineup, which will be released on April 4th, 2020,  you won’t want to miss the 10th Red Ants Pants Music Festival! Save the date: July 23  – 26, 2020 at the Jackson Ranch, White Sulphur Springs, Montana! 
As always, the festival will feature Montana-made food, crafts, beer, and wine. Agricultural and traditional skills demonstrations, kids activity tent and so much more!! The mission behind the Red Ants Pants Music Festival sets it apart. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival goes to our Foundation – in support of women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities. Check out their great work here.
A message from the Red Ants Pants Music Festival about COVID-19
As a locally-managed and community-supported event, we have always put the health and safety of our festivalgoers, artists, vendors, community, and staff first…heck, there’s no hiding from our wonderful Sheriff in a town of 900 people! Our dedication continues now, as we want to ensure that all of you, and our vulnerable friends and neighbors, to remain safe. We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following guidance from the CDC and Montana State Health Department while assessing the situation daily. Based on that guidance, we feel it is our responsibility to make our April 4, 2020 lineup release in White Sulphur Springs an online-only event. No matter what, we will have a live stream available to you to join in on the fun, even if we’re all stuck in self-quarantine.
A word about supporting our artists
One of the many ripple effects of COVID-19 is that gigs are being canceled for many of the musicians we’re grateful to welcome to the cow pasture. It’s a time for us to reflect on the fact that many traveling musicians are gone so often from their hometowns that we have an opportunity to be their “virtual hometown.” As a locally-run festival, we encourage all of our fans to consider reaching out to the musicians in your life to check in on them, purchase their merchandise, and share their music far and wide to help them build a greater fan base for when the need for social distancing simmers down.
As Corb says, “Take care and stay safe out there until the dust settles.”