It’s high time you dusted off off that cowboy hat and shined those boots—or at least get in the Country & Western spirit! I know Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival 2016 is more than half-a-year away, but that didn’t stop promoter Goldenvoice from announcing the entire lineup for the weekend of April 29 to May 1, 2016. And tickets are already on sale at www.stagecoachfestival.com. So giddy-up, pard’ner!
As always, this incredibly popular event will be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, just a guitar pick’s throw from Rancho Mirage. And as always, your wristband entitles you to all three days of magical musical mayhem. The price for general admission is $299, with access to Corral Standing Pit and Corral Reserved Seating (granting the bearer a reserved seat in front of the Mane Stage, just behind the pit) running at $899. Just to remind you, Corral level passes also admit the bearer to the Saloon, an area adjacent to the Mane Stage that features abundant shade, picnic tables, couches, extra restrooms, food, and a full cash bar. And don’t forget that country-music-lovin’ kids under the age of ten get general admission free.
As for the performers participating, on Friday, April 29, Eric Church headlines, with other acts such as Chris Young, Sam Hunt, Emmylou Harris, Eric Paslay, and Marty Stuart appearing alongside him.
Saturday, April 30, glamor girl headliner Carrie Underwood shares the limelight with The Band Perry, Dustin Lynch, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, and Lee Ann Womack, among others.
Sunday, May 1, Luke Bryan ends the affair on the Mane Stage, with Little Big Town, Joe Nichols, The Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, plus many more providing backup.
Just as last year, a grand (Ole Opry) total of 60 solo performers and/or bands are slated to grace Stagecoach’s many stages. All I can say is “Yeehaw!”