White Sulphur Springs, MT (July 2012) --For the second consecutive year, the Red Ants Pants Festival, a three day event featuring food, arts, crafts and music, took place at the end of July with a crowd of more than 8,000 in a grassy pasture in rural White Sulphur Springs, Montana.
The weekend concert performances featured an eclectic mix of celebrated artists including Emmy Lou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Taj Mahal. Moon Over Montana, the local sound and lighting company who handled the event, utilized a QSC WideLine-10 Line Array Loudspeaker System and QSC PowerLight ™ 2 Amplifiers.
“The Red Ants Pants Festival is challenging -- the artists are particular about the sound and the weather in Montana is beautiful but wild – it can be sunny one minute and lightning the next, “ says Jerry Mullen, owner of Moon Over Montana. “We are constantly consulting weather radar, making calls on when the bands start and stop, keeping the performances moving, and ensuring that everyone is safe. “
With all the weather woes, Mullen and his team fortunately had no worries about great sound.
“The WideLine-10 is a great system – it sounds great and has worked really well for me for these performances,” adds Mullen “It’s a simple, usable system, an easy rig to tune, and it made my life a whole lot easier.”
The Red Ants Pants Festival benefits the Red Ants Pants Foundation, whose mission is to develop and expand leadership roles for women, to preserve and support working family farms and ranches and to enrich and support rural communities.