Nothing but Country at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Ready for some great music? The Stagecoach Country
Music Festival is the premier event for country music fans, drawing tens of thousands to hear the likes of artists from Eric
Church to Jennifer Nettles. The three-day extravaganza runs each spring at the Empire Polo Club field in Indio, California.
The April weather is usually warm, while the music is hot! Dubbed California's Country Music Festival, Stagecoach is three
days and nights of rollicking country fun, smack dab in the middle of the California desert near Palm Springs. It should be
a staple on every fan's bucket list — you know, the kind of festival you tell your kids and grandchildren about!
last weekend in April beckons you to catch a who's who of modern country, along with a variety of styles that call up memories
from decades ago. No matter what the lineup is in any given year, the sheer variety of acts and singers will make you feel
that Stagecoach is a special event indeed!
The first Stagecoach Festival took place in 2007, coming
on the scene as the "country cousin" to the already famous modern rock event, Coachella, which had been running at the same
great venue since 1999. Despite a few bumps and growing pains, Stagecoach has evolved into a very special event. The year
2012 saw the first sellout, when around 55,000 fans of everything country attended.
out firing in terms of lineup. The first edition in 2007 saw the likes of George Strait, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Willie
Nelson and Alan Jackson join bands like Yonder Mountain String Band and Cowboy Nation. Things got even bigger in 2008, with
almost twice as many acts. The years that followed saw virtually every big name in country music swing through Indio to make
a stop at Stagecoach. Going forward, things look even bigger and better, if that's possible!
festival is different from a lot of others because Stagecoach offers the stage to up and coming performers in addition to
the big headliners. It's a great place for fans to see what's coming next in country music, while mixing it up with the artists
they know so well. Acts like the Whiskey Shivers, Shakey Graves and Holly Williams are sharing the 2014 billing with big names.
This is great for the future of country — going beyond the corporate experience and the established headliners to bring exciting
new elements to the fore.
If you collected all the top albums put out by the performers who have
played a set or two at the Stagecoach Festival, you would have quite a stack. Celebrated releases from dozens of artists will
be worked into the sets, along with the undiscovered jewels of tomorrow's music scene and treasured songs from the past. Holly
Williams will surely share a song or two from her recent album, "The Highway," which peaked at No. 1 on the Heatseekers Chart.
And Corey Smith won't disappoint if he plays his high requested single, "Twenty One." The sheer variety of music will inspire
and delight you.
Those who have attended great musical festivals know there is something special
about just being there that transcends the performances themselves. For many, camping near the site and immersing themselves
in the culture as well as the music is a big part of the event. When you go for all three days, you can experience incredible
live music in a way you just can't in one performance at a time. Get your Stagecoach Country Music Festival tickets for all
three days, and get in on hot country music action!