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Red Ants Pants fest announces side stage lineup

| March 19, 2020 1:00 AM

White Sulphur Springs – For the first time in its 10-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 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 the Main Stage in 2021.

2020 Red Ants Pants Music Festival side stage competitors:

Counting Coup

Few Miles South

Greg in Good Company

Kalyn Beasley

Kenan Flannery

Mandy Rowden

Sara Keden

Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter

The Backwoods Dreamers

The Federales

The Jensen Sisters

Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk

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 4, save the date: July 23 – 26, 2020 at the Jackson Ranch, White Sulphur Springs.

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.

Red Ants Pants is 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 lineup release in White Sulphur Springs an online-only event,” a press release stated. “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.”