CALIFORNIA'S STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, MAY 3 AND SUNDAY, MAY 4
AT EMPIRE POLO FIELD IN INDIO, CA
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.
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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 www.ticketmaster.com. 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 www.Stagecoachfestival.com. Stagecoach is produced by Goldenvoice, The Messina Group and Moore Entertainment Group.