The festival starts downtown with a free street dance at 9 p.m. Thursday, featuring Tris Munsick and The Innocents, and runs through Sunday with live music at the festival grounds on a local ranch.
This year’s roster includes Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves, Bobby Bare, Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo and Darrell Scott.
The line-up also includes Mipso, The Steel Wheels, The Waifs and Dustbowl Revival, as well as The East Pointers, William Prince, Lilly Hiatt, Bo DePeña, and many more.
The festival is designed to bring people together and support the Red Ants Pants Foundation, which is dedicated to women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities. Founded and produced by Red Ants Pants owner Sarah Calhoun, it remains a homegrown celebration, run by a dedicated crew and 250 festival volunteers.
Offerings also include agriculture and work skill demonstrations, a yodeling contest and the annual Beard and Moustache and Cross-Cut Sawing competitions, plus local food, beer, wine, art and crafts.