Red Ants Pants Fest inspires musicians, fans

2014-08-01T00:15:00Z Red Ants Pants Fest inspires musicians, fans The Billings Gazette

The Red Ants Pants Festival last week near White Sulphur Springs drew thousands of music fans to a mowed field. Among the record crowd were 600 children ages 12 and younger who came with their parents and two women over 90 years old who turned out to see Charley Pride on July 27.

“We are proud to report that during the three-day outdoor music festival there were no law enforcement incidents and the weather was beautiful,” publicity coordinator Kathleen Healy said.

Festival organizer and owner of Red Ants Pants, Sarah Calhoun, quoted a fan who told her, “People don’t have enough opportunities to be jubilant.”

“We feel very lucky to be able to provide this experience to our community and our attendees,” Calhoun said.

And the stars liked it, too.

Brandi Carlile, who headlined the show on July 26, raved to her fans: “with a sky full of stars and field full of music lovers, we were totally inspired.”

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