Antelope Butte Summer Festival
July 19 - 21, 2019
The Antelope Butte Summer Festival is a family-friendly weekend filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. Live music, running and mountain biking races, food vendors, and plenty of youth and family activities, all held at Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area.
We need your help!
Are you interested in volunteering during the event? Our volunteers receive free admission and a special Antelope Butte t-shirt. Click here for the Volunteer Signup.
Now accepting applications for event sponsors! Click here for Sponsorship Levels and Application.
Now taking applications for Food Vendors. Click here for the Food Vendor Application.
Adult Weekend Pass: $40
Friday Only: $20
Saturday Only: $30
Ages 13-17 Weekend Pass: $10
Ages 12 and Under: Free
Weekend Camping: Free with Festival Ticket
Join for a fun, family-friendly trail run and mountain bike race at 8400 ft. All racers will receive discounted festival tickets. Choose from the following races:
Saturday, July 20th - TRAIL RUN raceS
4 Mile Fun Run : $35 - 8 Mile Challenge Run: $45 - 16 Mile Butte Buster Run: $55
On-site trail run race registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
16 Mile begins at 9:00 a.m.
8 mile begins at 9:15 a.m.
4 mile begins at 9:30 a.m.
Kids’ Race and Awards - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21st - BIKE RACES
8 Mile Bike: $35 - 16 Mile Bike: $45. - 24 Mile Bike: $55
On-site bike race registration will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
24 Mile begins at 8:00 a.m.
16 mile begins at 8:15 a.m.
8 mile begins at 8:30 a.m.
Kids’ Race begins at 11:00 a.m.
Gates open Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.
We’ll have fun activities for kids of all ages during the festival, including:
Bird house building - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Kids’ Trail Run Race - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Free mountain bike demos and rentals - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Guided rock climbing sessions - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21
Geocache Scavenger Hunt - All day Saturday, July 20
Kids’ Mountain Bike Race - 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 21
Camping is free with the purchase of festival admission.
No permit required. Camping for this event is only allowed in our special use area.
No setup is allowed prior to the event.
Campers may begin setting up at 11 a.m. the first day of the event, July 19
Sites are non-developed: No RV hook-ups, electricity, or water.
First come, first served.
USFS Dispersed camping rules apply prior to and after our event, which means all campers must be at least 1/2 mile from the highway (beyond our maintenance shop road). Thank you for your cooperation.
Pets, Drinks, Etc.
All pets must be on a leash, and please clean up after your pets.
Activities headquarters is located at the “Base Camp Yurt.”
Coolers and outside beverages are allowed at this year’s Summer Festival. However, please do not bring glass containers. We share the grounds with some pretty spectacular creatures, and do not want to cause any injury from broken bottles.
2019 Musical Lineup and Schedule
Friday, July 19
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Jalan Crossland is an “endemic Wyoming treasure” (Rita Basom- Wyoming Arts Council). He is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, as well as banjo player, singer-songwriter, and engaging showman. He has made numerous television and radio appearances and is portrayed in the short film “Wyomericana”, which won the Laramie Film Festival in 2014. He’s been invited as the opening act on two national tours with Texas songwriting legend Robert Earl Keen. Jalan has released 7 albums of primarily his own songs, and performs throughout the U.S. and occasionally Europe, when he takes the notion.
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work. Trumpet player and vocalist Joe Smith,started the band in January of 2013 to give dancers live music to swing out to.
Saturday, July 20
noon to 1:00 p.m.
Born from the barren plains of Wyoming’s Freemont county, Speakeasy’s music hearkens back to a time when your word meant everything and there was no such thing as too much of a bad thing. Playing a mixture of smokey old time melodies and Grandpa’s bathtub moonshine, Speakeasy’s set list is largely a tribute to the late Nowhere Man & a Whiskey Girl (their sister & brother) as well as a smattering of originals. Tight harmonies, acoustic instruments and soaring vocals capture the feeling of a bygone era mixed with a modern sensibility.
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Armed with an acoustic guitar and a looping pedal, Sheridan’s Ethan Chartier creates a one-man band drawing on rock, funk and jam-band influences.
the two tracks
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Americana covers a broad spectrum of music these days, and it’s easy to get lost in trying to define its particular parameters. If one was to determine an overreaching definition as music that reverberates with heart-felt emotion, and songs that speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity, then The Two Tracks, a band based out of Sheridan Wyoming clearly fits the bill. Their recently released album, Postcard Town (self-release, May, 2017) further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go," and by The Alternate Root as “rural warmth...infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.”
gary small and one earth
3:50 to 5:00 p.m.
Gary Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, raised in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming. Small is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation resides in remote Southeast Montana to the east of Little Bighorn Battlefield. Small takes great pride in his heritage and talks of his roots proudly and with confidence. One Earth performs Native American/World Beat music with a full 8-piece ensemble.
john kirlin and the High Plains Drifters
5:20 to 6:30 p.m.
John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters is a four piece bluegrass band composed of John Kirlin on the mandolin and lead vocals, Gabe Dunbar on the guitar, Chris Campbell on the bass, and Andrew Boyle on the drums. The four have been playing music together in different bands for the better part of a decade, but it wasn't until the summer of 2009 that they decided to go "acoustic" and form the Drifters. This four-piece creates a unique blend of high-energy bluegrass, folk, and rock music, singing working class songs that reflect a lifestyle of their home state Wyoming.
chanman roots band
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Jackson Hole based Chanman Roots Band, fronted by Peter “Chanman” Chandler, is driven by strong rhythms, horns and a positive vibe. The nine members from the Chanman Roots Band come from across the country and combine reggae, rock, jazz, and more to their music.
john roberts y pan blanco
9:00 to 10:30 p.m.
John Roberts' many years of national and international touring, recording and performing experiences with Afro-Latin, Orchestral, Funk, Soul, Salsa, Pop, Jazz and R&B ensembles led to this project. With vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese, John Roberts Y Pan Blanco melds energetic and contagious Funk, African and Latin dance grooves with instrumental solos, sharing musical diversity and positivity with the audience.