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Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2023

Stagecoach is Southern California’s premier country music festival held every year in Indio. Held annually since 2007, Stagecoach is the country cousin of Coachella. Stagecoach is also held at the Empire Polo Club venue, and usually takes place immediately after Coachella.

Stagecoach is a one-weekend event (Friday through Sunday) headlined by major country music artists, plus many unknown and up and coming artists in a variety of genres including folk, bluegrass, roots rock, americana, and alt country.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Stagecoach has consistently been a star-studded event with major artists like Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Bryan, and George Strait all gracing the stages here.

In 2012, Stagecoach sold out for the first time with 55,000 in attendance. In 2018, there was a record 75,000 spectators.

Stagecoach is an all ages event and kids 10 and under are free.

Stagecoach 2023

Stagecoach Festival Website

Dates: Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, 2023
Where: Indio Empire Polo Club
Address: 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
Terrace Opens at 10AM
Venue Opens at 12PM
Day Parking is Free (9AM – 2AM)
Only credit and debit cards accepted at Food & Bev and Merch booths
Lockers are available to reserve
Flushable toilets with sinks plus additional clean porta potties
Trailers with free bathrooms and showers

Questions & Information: [email protected]
Ticket Purchase Support: (855) 801-5706 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm MST)
Stagecoach Festival Tickets and Passes can be purchased through AXS

Stagecoach Lineup 2023

The 2023 headliners are Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, and Chris Stapleton.

  • Luke Bryan
  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jon Pardi
  • Old Dominion
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Riley Green
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Parker McCollum
  • Tyler Childers
  • ZZ Top
  • Turnpike Troubadours
  • Bryan Adams
  • Elle King
  • Morgan Wade
  • Diplo
  • Nikki Lane’s Horseshoe Stage

Stagecoach Passes

All Stagecoach passes include festival access for three days, all stage viewing, Honkytonk Dance Hall access, Half Pint Hootenanny, BBQ, and more.

General Admission

  • GA passes are the lowest price available and can only be purchased in advance sale
  • A GA & Shuttle Combo Pass is available and includes one Any Line Shuttle Pass

Saloon Passes

  • Access to Rhinestone & Cowboy Saloons with specialty food and drinks, AC restrooms, shaded seating, and full cashless bars

Corral Reserved Seating

  • Three price points
  • Includes a reserved seat in front of the Mane Stage, behind Corral standing pit
  • Access to Rhinestone & Cowboy Saloons with specialty food and drinks, AC restrooms, shaded seating, and full cashless bars
  • Includes all GA access plus access to standing room only areas on both sides of the Corral
  • Commemorative souvenir seat

Corral Standing Pit

  • Access to standing room only pit in front of Mane Stage
  • Access to Rhinestone & Cowboy Saloons with specialty food and drinks, AC restrooms, shaded seating, and full cashless bars
  • Includes all GA access plus access to standing room only areas on both sides of the Corral

VIP Packages

  • Desert Diamond VIP Package
  • Gold Rush VIP Package
  • Hi Ho Silver VIP Package

Stagecoach Activities

Stagecoach has more than music!

  • Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Compton Cowboys
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse
  • Half-Pint Hootenanny – Kids activities, performances, instrument petting zoo, etc.
  • Honkytonk Dance Hall – Air conditioned dance hall
  • IKON Pass Lounge – Cocktails, snow cones, and more
  • Ironclad Booth
  • Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace
  • T-Mobile Club Magenta – Immersive lounge with photo ops, charging stations, games, and bar
  • Toyota Music Den – Water refill stations, dance lessons, posters, airbrush tattoos, festival bandanas, sweet treats, etc.
  • Toyota Off Road Thrill Ride – Toyota truck and SUV off-road course
  • Wet N Wild tent
  • YeeHaw – Entertainment, drinks, vintage clothing, etc.

Stagecoach Festival Food & Drink

Here’s all the food and drinks you can find at Stagecoach Festival. Beer and cocktails can be purchased from a number of vendors throughout the festival grounds.

  • Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse: Bring your bib and enjoy different BBQ styles from Cali to Tennessee to Georgia. Check back closer to show dates for details.
  • Beer Barn: Located on The Terrace, you’ll enjoy shade, phone charging, delicious food options and cold beer.
  • The Cabin: Come enjoy craft cocktails while you hang on the front porch, or drink fine whiskey by the fireplace inside. Located on The Terrace near the Beer Barn.
  • Beer & Cocktails: Full bars are located throughout the festival grounds. You can also get single spirit cocktails in all of the bar areas as well as a huge variety of beers.
  • Drinks: Quench your thirst with a variety of refreshments around the festival, such as fresh squeezed lemonade, root beer floats, tea, coffee, kombucha, water, soda, coconut water, fresh juice smoothies and more! Non-alcoholic beer also available.
  • Food Vendors: Delicious eats from all over, offering a wide variety of fan favorites sprinkled all over the festival. We’ll post a looonnnngggg list here closer to the show!

What Can You Bring To Stagecoach?

Find a list of acceptable chairs here.

  • Bags / Backpacks 20×20 or smaller
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Towels 60”x30” or smaller
  • Cell Phones
  • Chapstick / Lip Balm
  • Digital Cameras (Non-Professional)
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Ear Plugs
  • Eye Drops / Contact Lens Solution
  • Fanny Packs
  • Film Cameras / Polaroids
  • GoPros (No Poles/Extenders)
  • Gum / Mints
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hats
  • Hydration Packs (Plastic ONLY, Empty, 2L or less)
  • Low Back Lawn Chairs (See Examples)
  • Make Up
  • Parasols
  • Plastic Water Misters (Personal size ONLY, Empty)
  • Portable Phone Chargers
  • Reusable Water Bottles (Empty, 64oz or less, No metal, glass, aluminum, steal)
  • Strollers (For infants and toddlers ONLY)
  • Sunscreen (Non-aerosol ONLY)

What’s Not Allowed At Stagecoach?

  • Aerosol Products (Including Sunscreen)
  • Air Horns
  • Animals / Pets (Service Animals ONLY, see ADA page)
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Balloons / Balls / Inflatable Balls / Frisbees
  • Bikes
  • Caution Tape / Rope / Lassos
  • Chains / Chain Wallets
  • Coolers
  • Divisive symbols, including, without limitation, Confederate flags and racially disparaging or other inappropriate imagery/public displays.
  • Drones, Remote Control Vehicles or Toys
  • Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
  • Fighting / Taunting / Threatening Remarks or Gestures
  • Flammables (fireworks, explosives, road flares, etc.)
  • Flags / Kites / Sky Lanterns
  • Flashlights
  • Glass Containers (Including reusable water bottles)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Laser Pointers
  • LED Products / Glow Sticks
  • Massagers
  • Metal Containers (Including reusable water bottles)
  • Musical Instruments
  • Outside Food / Beverage
  • Over Intoxication / Impairment Related to Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Personal Vehicles (Bicycles, scooters, electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, segways, golf carts, self-balanced wheels, etc. Personal mobility devices are for ADA guests ONLY
  • Professional Cameras (those with a detachable lens)
  • Promotional Items / Unauthorized Solicitations / Vendors (Including flyers, samples, giveaways)
  • Selfie Sticks / Tripods / Narcisstics
  • Sharpies / Markers / Spray Paint
  • Sitting / Standing / Loitering in Designated Fire Lanes and Pedestrian Pathways
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sling Shots
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Tents / Tarps
  • Totems
  • Toy Guns / Water Guns
  • Umbrellas
  • Vape AVPs / Mods / Liquid Refills
  • Video Cameras
  • Wagons / Wheeled Carts
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any items deemed inappropriate by Festival Security

Where To Stay For Stagecoach


On-site camping is available for a fee. Price depends on location of campsites. Details and rates can be found here.

RV Sites

  • 20’ x 50’ RV site
  • 8 Resort Wristbands per RV site.
  • Power sites service 50amp and 30amp RVs
  • RV Advance sale renewals only available for 2022 original purchasers
  • Waitlist not available until after full lineup is announced and RV camping spots are sold out

Lake El Dorado

  • Includes cots, sleeping bags and pillows (yours to keep)
  • Secluded area only accessible to Lake Eldorado guests
  • Exclusive flushing toilets & showers
  • 24-hr. concierge & private check-in
  • Includes one complimentary Lake Eldorado parking spot
  • Festival admission not included
  • Available as 2-person lodge and 4-person tent

Car Sites

  • 10’ x 30’ camping site for you and your vehicle
  • 4 Resort Wristbands issued per site

Safari Camping

  • Choose from a powered RV spot or furnished, air-conditioned Shikar-style tent behind festival venue
  • exclusive on-site campground
  • Visit Valley Music Travel for full details

Off-site camping is also available. See a full list of off site camping options here.


Stagecoach Festival partners with local hotels to offer festival and hotel packages and festival transportation. See a list of festival partners here. Travel packages include hotel stays for 2 or 4 guests, festival admission, and roundtrip transportation.

Stagecoach Parking

Stagecoach Parking Map
  • Parking lots open at 9AM
  • Day Parking is free for all attendees
  • Preferred Parking is available for purchase in advance
  • All vehicle occupants must be wearing a Festival Wristband
  • No tailgating
  • RVs not allowed in Day Parking, Preferred Parking or ADA lots
  • No overnight parking in Day Parking, Preferred Parking or ADA lots
  • Overnight parking only allowed in Companion Camping Parking (Pass Required).
  • Motorcycles may park in the ADA Lot. Do not take up an entire space for a single motorcycle.

Driving To Stagecoach

The Stagecoach Festival is about 26 miles from Palm Springs and 130 miles away from LA.

To get to the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club grounds from the Orange County area:

  • Take the 55N to 91 E
  • Merge onto CA-60E toward I-215S
  • Continue on to the CA-60 E /I-215 S
  • Continue on to CA-60 E
  • Merge onto I-10E
  • Exit 142 Monroe Street toward central Indio
  • Continue on Monroe to Empire Polo Grounds

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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.