Founded in 2011 by Sarah Calhoun, Red Ants Pants has become one of the most anticipated Montana events of the summer. It is designed to bring people together and is a program of the 501(c)(3) Red Ants Pants Foundation. Our non-profit is dedicated to women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities. We use proceeds from the festival to fund our community grants and run our timber skills work shops and Girl’s Leadership Program.
This festival is a one-of-a-kind four-day event located just three miles outside of White Sulpher Springs on the Jackson Ranch. Throughout the event, a free shuttle will run about every 20 minutes from town to the venue, creating a hassle-free environment where you are free to kick back and relax.
Yes, a little Made in the USA pants company started a music festival. Not the usual path for small business, but why not?
Over the years, attendees have enjoyed headliners including Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keb' Mo', Lucinda Williams, and Dwight Yoakam. The festival continues its success into its tenth year July 22-25, 2021, aiming to improve upon the authentic, rich community culture attendees enjoy in the cow pasture. We are incredibly honored to have been named the 2018 Event of the Year by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.
Online tickets and more info are available on the website.