Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he’s worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held May 3-4 in Indio, Calif. The event will feature a one-off performance from the Judds, playing their first live show since 2000.
A host of country heavy-hitters round out the Stagecoach bill, including Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley.
Kellie Pickler, Shooter Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, Ian Tyson, Jack Ingram, the Isaacs, Bucky Covington, Riders In The Sky, Kentucky Headhunters, Michael Martin Murphey, Cherryholmes, J.D. Crowe, Wylie & The Wild West, Red Steagall, Luke Bryan, Halfway To Hazard, Billy Joe Shaver, Ryan Bingham, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Waddie Mitchell, Crystal Shawanda, Jypsi and the Greencards will also appear.
The acts will be featured on four stages, and Stagecoach will also offer activities such as lasso and roping clinics, fiddling demonstrations, trail boss seminars, mechanical bull rides and a BBQ contest open to the public. Tickets go on sale Nov. 16 via Ticketmaster.
In related news, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, also held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, is set for April 25-27. Lineup details are expected early next year.