Livingston 2014 Summer Festivals and Events

Summerfest

Livingston montana music festival SummerfestJuly 18th-20th, Sacajawea Park in Livingston, Montana. Summerfest, a three-day music festival on the bank of the Yellowstone River, is in its 15th year. This family-friendly outdoor music festival offers some of the summer’s best entertainment. The 2014 line-up includes The Max, Little Jane and the Pistol Whips, Stephanie Quayle and Aces Up. Summerfest continues to be a family oriented event with the proceeds going back to the community in the form of an expanded recreation department. Summerfest always has terrific kid’s activities, food and beverage vendors who provide plenty of fuel to keep you dancing to the music!

When: Friday, July 18th – Sunday, July 20th. For more info, sponsorship information or to buy advance tickets call 406/222-3946 or email summerfest@livingstonmontana.org.

Red Ants Pants Music Festival

Red Ants Pants Music Festival 2012 MontanaJuly 24th – 27th, at the Jackson Ranches near White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Red Ants Pants Music Festival is a home-grown Montana affair featuring Charley Pride, Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter, Jason Isbell, and Ian Tyson along with more than two dozen other performers.

A three-day weekend pass is $125 in advance and $140 at the gate. A one-day pass is $50 in advance and $55 at the gate. Camping is $15 per person, and the wristband is good from Thursday through Sunday nights. Camping passes are only available on site (there will be enough room for everyone). There will be a free shuttle between White Sulphur Springs and the concert venue, which is three miles away.

When: Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 27th. The party fires up Thursday evening with a street dance in downtown White Sulphur Springs. Festival performances start at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 24th, and run through Sunday evening. For more info, to buy tickets or check on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please go to the website at www.redantspantsmusicfestival.com.

Park County Fair

July 30th – August 2nd, Park County Fairgrounds, Livingston, Montana. Summer in Livingston, Montana is fair time — a time when locals gather to celebrate the time-honored traditions of rural Montana. Livingston hosts this county fair which features a carnival, rodeo, various livestock shows and exhibits, pig wrestling, elk bugling, a good old fashioned demolition derby and more. There’s something for the whole family every day of the fair — from pie eating contests to the auction and livestock sale. Don’t miss the fun at the Park County Fair!

When: Wednesday, July 3oth – Saturday, August 2nd are fair dates and Sunday, August 3rd is the demolition derby. Download complete 2014 Park County Fair schedule and the 4H Fair schedule at www.parkcounty.org. For more info, call 406-222-4185.

Old Time Fiddler’s Picnic

August 1st – 3rd, at the Mercier Ranch at the mouth of the beautiful Paradise Valley south of Livingston. Every summer for over 37 years lovers of old-time fiddle music have congregated in Livingston, MT for a grassroots music jamboree known as the Fiddler’s Picnic. Founded by James “Doc” Allison, the event was originally organized as a potluck camp-out for fiddle players to come together and play old-time tunes. The Picnic has gotten larger over the years, but it’s stayed true to Allison’s original vision. Today musicians still perform impromptu jam sessions as crowds gather around. For old-time music enthusiasts or anyone looking for a genuine Montana experience, Fiddler’s Picnic is a rare opportunity to see some amazing musicians perform in an informal setting.

The Picnic format for 2014 will be the same as in past years with plenty of room for jamming, camping, and socializing. The organizers are planning to eliminate the use of the large tents for jamming areas.

When: Friday, August 1st: campers arrive & music starts and continues into the night; Saturday, August 2nd: more music with potluck & barbeque around 2:00 PM, Music all day; Sunday, August 3rd: gospel jam in the barn, pancake breakfast around 9:00 AM, music continues until around 4:00 PM. Camping on site available on a first come, first serve basis. Event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 406-442-5637 or visit www.fiddlerspicnic.blogspot.com.