Red Ants Pants Festival
The Red Ants Pants Festival near White Sulphur Springs has grown quickly over four years to become one of the top outdoor music events in Montana. Country music legend Charley Pride, top left, smiles for a portrait at his recording studio in Dallas, Texas, in 2012. Pride, who has strong Montana ties, returns to Big Sky Country as the top-billed artist for this year’s Red Ants Pants fest. Seattle-based Brandi Carlile, top right, is among the top performers scheduled to play the festival in 2014. The powerhouse alt-country singer also performed last year in Billings.