Country music fans have had the dates for Stagecoach 2019 circled on their calendars for a while now; the beloved and star-studded festival will take place Fri. April 26 through Sun. April 28 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Now Stagecoach fans have another important date to remember as Oct. 19 has been announced as the day that passes go on sale for the three-day event, and fans can wrangle their tickets that day beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. (Tickets)
Opening day April 26 will be headlined by country superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan. “I always get fired up when I see Stagecoach as one of my stops on tour. This crowd never lets me down,” Bryan said through his publicist. Some of the acts warming up for Bryan will be Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery, Russell Dickerson and Bret Michaels, the former frontman of rock band Poison who has been exploring country music for a few years now.
Sat. April 27 will see Sam Hunt return to Stagecoach for a headlining performance, and like Bryan he is anticipating big fun. “Stagecoach is hands down one of the best country music festivals around,” Hunt says. “We’ve been looking forward to coming back for three years. Can’t wait!” Luke Combs, Cam, LANCO, Sammy Kershaw, Michael Ray and southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd are among the opening acts.
Another stellar line up is in place for Stagecoach’s April 28 closing day where the headliner will be Jason Aldean. An appreciative Aldean issued a statement saying, “Headlining Stagecoach always feels like a bucket list show for me. You can’t beat looking out at the sea of fans with that California backdrop.” Old Dominion, Laura Alaina, Jordan Davis, Mark Chesnutt, Danielle Bradbery and longtime hitmaker Tom Jones are some of the other stars that’ll be on hand to wrap the festival up.
Hungry country music fans will once again be able to rustle up some grub at Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse (BBQ pitmasters yet to be announced) and Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace will be open and offering products from a variety of artisans along with vintage clothing and unique western wear. Marketplace will also be the home to the Stage Stop Horseshoe Stage where host Lane will be joined by upcoming singer/songwriters. Rising stars will also be the focus at the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage where Tyler Rich, Travis Denning, Mitchell Tenpenny and others will perform.
A variety of options will be available for those wishing to camp out during Stagecoach. Those arrangements are being handled through Valley Music Travel and can be found here.
For more information on Stagecoach 2019 including a list of scheduled Main Stage performers go here.