Martha Scanlan Live at Ringling Social Club
Exclusive music experience at historic Ringling house.
Although the patriotic celebrations will not commence until early next week, there will be no shortage of entertainment on the weekend preceding the Fourth of July. Live music has become a staple entertainment within Meagher County during the summer months, and this Saturday is no exception. A newer business in town, the Ringling Social Club, will be hosting a Montana-based singer and songwriter this week. The Ringling Social Club and Boarding House is a new business in the area, but the building has a rich history in the county. Located at 902 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs, the Ringling Mansion was once home to many families and the renowned author Ivan Doig. Currently, it's the residence of Sarah Calhoun, who produces the annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival. While it serves as a permanent home for some, the Ringling Mansion also functions as a communal gathering place. It is closely tied to the Red Ants Pants Foundation and its programs, hosting retreats, writing residencies, and similar events. The Ringling Social Club and Boarding House have expanded their offerings to include songwriter retreats and have recently started hosting concerts. On Saturday, June 29, the Ringling Social Club will host Martha Scanlan to perform in the fresh Meagher County gathering place. Scanlan has been featured on several prominent programs, including The Bob Edwards Show, Mountain Stage, NPR’s What’s In A Song, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Additionally, as a member of the Reeltime Travelers, Scanlan contributed to T Bone Burnett’s acclaimed soundtrack for the 2003 film, Cold Mountain. Touring both nationally and internationally, Scanlan has released four solo albums and a collaborative project with Portland musician and producer Jon Neufeld. Scanlan resides in western Montana and frequently tours around the Treasure State to share her uniquely folk and American West-based music. Scalan’s performance on Saturday, June 29 will begin at 7:00 PM. While there is no fee for the live entertainment, a $20 donation is suggested by the Ringling Social Club and Boarding House. Photo via the Ringling Social Club and Boarding House on Instagram (@theringlingsocialclub).