Stagecoach Lineup


Sam Bush
Rascal Flatts, Earl Scruggs, Shooter Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Ralph Stanley, Dan Tyminski ,Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Carrie Underwood, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Greencards and, in a special one-night-only performance, the Judds are among the list of acts confirmed for the 2008 Stagecoach Music Festival powered by Toyota Tundra. Following its successful debut in 2007 when more than 55,000 music fans of all ages turned out for the festival, the critically acclaimed event will return to the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. It will once again follow the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival which is scheduled for April 25, 26 and 27; additional details regarding Coachella will be announced in early 2008.

The 2008 installment of Stagecoach - California's Country Music Festival - will feature more than 40 acts of various musical genres: mainstream country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock and alt-country in four performance areas (the Mane Stage, along with the Palomino, Appaloosa and Mustang stages).

This year's initial line-up is as follows: Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, The Judds, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, George Jones, Taylor Swift, Earl Scruggs, Kellie Pickler, Shooter Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Ralph Stanley, 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.

Along with increased space and new amenities for on-site RV and tent camping, concertgoers can once again look forward to various festival activities including: the Half-Pint Hootenanny kids' activity area; Stagecoach Invitational BBQ Contest; live auction; interactive art displays; mechanical bull rides; hayrides; saddle-making exhibitions; rodeo gear and trail boss seminars; line and square dancing demonstrations; fiddling demonstrations; lasso and roping clinic; displays of Country Music Memorabilia, Antique cowboy gear, rawhide sculptures, Western heritage and American folk art.

Tickets for Stagecoach will go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) via TicketMaster Ticket prices start at $175.00 for two-day passes, plus applicable service charges and $1.00 per day for charity. RV and camping reservations are also available beginning November 16. For a complete breakdown on ticket prices and camping reservations, please visit Stagecoach is produced by Goldenvoice, The Messina Group and Moore Entertainment Group.

[Published on: 11/13/07]

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biged Tue 11/13/2007 09:31AM
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Since when did the Left Coast start to love Country Pop so damn much? This seems like it should be in my backyard here in Nashville.

ScIFreak Tue 11/13/2007 09:52AM
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gmoo Tue 11/13/2007 10:18AM
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Save a horse, ride a schwilly tour rat.

aquariumdrunk Tue 11/13/2007 10:44AM
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It's really kind of interesting the way they're shoving the platinum top 40 stuff along with the more fringe, americana/bluegrass, material. Isn't it just a matter of time before Billy Joe Shaver shoots the pudgy Rascal Flatts guy in the face?

okalrightic Tue 11/13/2007 01:09PM
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gmoo, thats gotta be comment of the year...nicely done

freetime3 Tue 11/13/2007 01:42PM
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RothburyWithCheese star Tue 11/13/2007 02:01PM
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CeilingFan247 Tue 11/13/2007 02:03PM
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god damn jambase - come on.

gregpua Tue 11/13/2007 04:12PM
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blech. big and rich, tim mcgraw, rascal flatts...are you kidding me?

But pick on Sam Bush, Dan Tyminski, JD Crowe, and others. Keep my kentucky bluegrass alive!

garriswh Tue 11/13/2007 04:54PM
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are there actually Rascal Flatts diehards out there? I saw them performing on tv, and it was probably one of the worst musical performances I have ever seen. A few of the names at this fest look decent though I guess.

craikes13 Wed 11/14/2007 09:29AM
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powered by Toyota Tundra...............where's the outrage? 'your' scene is being invaded by big corporations. i know this isn't the best example, but everyone blasts Superfly for the same stuff. face it, jerry is dead, and so is the is all just music now......pop music, whether rock, jazz, country, jam or whatever is all the same today.

delaneyira star Wed 11/14/2007 01:24PM
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This isnt a festival, its a commercial. Your going to go there and watch a bunch of bands perform commercials for thier crappy records. and then those performances will make thier way onto a toyota commercial. All you assholes who go to this shitshow will be part of it. The band big and rich really gives this waste of time a strong scent of irony...

delaneyira star Wed 11/14/2007 01:33PM
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This is going to be a bunch of beer drinking assholes advertising thier steroid addictions while the most beautiful and most stupid women in this country chase them around. These guys are so tuff, you know what, they are ford tuff. Isnt it funny that the tuff guys these days look wicked gay? Nice tight jeans and boots and cowboy hats. American culture has really become to absurd. Its too bad that all the "skirts" go for that shit. It really pisses me off. What a joke...

birdsongjb Wed 11/14/2007 08:43PM
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This is Funny! I would Go for Free!

These "Country PoP" ARtists, do come across a good Song every now and Then, but they still can't do it justice.

Check out Jason Byrd and Friends on the Space!

loveninja Wed 11/14/2007 11:01PM
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PASS....i will get my stuffins of all the good artists on this bill at Merlefest!!

deadheadjohnny Fri 11/16/2007 09:29AM
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hey deleneyira, All you do is talk shit wherever you go. You must be one sad piece of work. Sounds like you need to jack off or take a good hit of weed or something. Calm that negative self. You get so pissed off at everything, why so you even read this stuff? (If you give some long old speech, no one is going to even read it.)

delaneyira star Fri 11/16/2007 11:22AM
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deadheadjohnny, you didnt say whether or not you like garth brooks, you must love him. and your obviously reading all my stuff. Why are you even giving me a hard time? Are you a lobbyist for the music corps? Wouldnt surprise me. Do you like garth brooks? Why dont you address some of the things I mention instead of just talking trash. I have legitimate criticisms and i state all the reasons why. Why are you trying to keep the forums on a 2nd grade level? Are you intimidated? Im all for critisism, its a good thing in these little debates but make it constructive and on topic, NOT a petty cheap shot against someone speaking thier mind. Eat shit and die loser, have a good time at the garth brooks concert...

achalsey Wed 11/21/2007 12:21PM
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i gotta agree with johnny on this one. If you're talking about 2nd grade, lay off the insults and relax. I'll get as heated as anyone over some shitty country or any other terrible music, but that tends to be when I'm under the influence and someone seems really ignorant. For the most part I agree with your first comment but you seem too much like the people you're hating on. Relax, its a stupid forum.

achalsey Wed 11/21/2007 12:24PM
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and if anyone gave me a free ticket I'd definitly be there for a good laugh and Sam Bush, never pass up a chance like that.