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Stagecoach Festival – Cousin of Coachella

Stagecoach Festival – Cousin of Coachella

Stagecoach Festival

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The StageCoach Festival is an event that shows the art of country music. It is also known as the cousin of “Coachella”. The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California has been organizing it since the year of 2007. It exhibits different styles of country music. Stagecoach Festival – Cousin of Coachella. 2012 was the first year of the festival which was completely sold out with around 55,000 people. By the year 2018, a new record of 75,000 attendees was set making it one of the most happening events after Coachella.


It takes place at the world-class polo facility located in the California desert region, Empire Polo Club in Indio. It has various fun-filled activities. It usually occurs after the week of Coachella.  That is why the Ferris wheel is still up and standing with some other Coachella facilities as well. An important feature of the festival is that even though country music is the highlight, singers from other genres have also started to perform. One cannot forget The Honkytonk Dance Hall. It is an indoor air-conditioned area where you can learn dances from professional instructors. The event of meeting the Budweiser Clydesdales and the Half-Pint Hootenanny, filled with activities for kids. The Stage Stop Marketplace is a special spot, showing vintage clothing, novel nation wear, mixed drinks, and private melodic exhibitions all under one rooftop. Not only that but the host of this event is our very own American country music artist Nikki Lane. What else would a person want?

Rules and Regulations:

All ages are welcome at the festival. Children who are ages 10 or under it have free passes. All individuals searched before entering the festival or resort. Changes may occur without prior notice. An individual cannot enter again if he or she does not have a Resort or ADA Wristband. Both cash and credit are accepted at all food stalls and restaurants. Day Parking is free and open from 9 am-2 am. 10 am in the opening time for The Terrace and Honkytonk. The time for the opening of the venue is 12pm. The closing time for the festival is 12am or can move to a later time. The timings of each subject can change depending upon different circumstances.

The Festive Cuisine:

Music is a major part of Stagecoach, yet the celebration experience is more than that. The organizers work a great deal so that you can have an enjoyable time at the festival. Different food stalls are present and some also contain celebrity chefs. You can have a wide variety of delicious foods ranging from gourmet to plain hamburgers.


The staff provides the people with on-site camping, providing a small event in itself. The daily newspaper of the area The Desert Sun wrote in its article that it is like an individual event. Different options of camping are also available such as RV, lodges, tents, etc. It is up to you what you want to choose.


Head east on 51st Ave toward Monroe St
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Continue on Monroe St. Take I-10 W to Wildcat Dr
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Continue on Wildcat Dr to your destination
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