Steven Cuevas KPCC
The crowd at the annual Stagecoach Festival packs the Indio Polo Grounds every spring. Organizers have just announced the country-rock music lineup for next year's festival.
Next April’s Stagecoach Country Music Festival in the Coachella Valley has rolled out its lineup.
The daily crowd of about 55,000 people will watch country music icons Charley Pride and Hank Williams Jr. share the saddle with top-selling acts Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum.
Musically speaking, the 2013 Stagecoach will sound a lot smoother than years past, when the festival peppered its stages with cow punks and country rockers like Dave Alvin, Split Lip Rayfield and the Jayhawks.
Classic country crooning will dominate much of next year’s festival. It'll include appearances by Country Hall of Fame stars Don Williams and Connie Smith.
The sound gets a little more ragged with alt-country upstarts like Justin Townes Earle and Hayes Carll – and an appearance by rock n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis. A new collection of live performances from the 1960s - “Killer Live 1964 to 1970” highlight Lewis's own country roots.
Other acts for the April 26-28 festival include Dierks Bentley, Marty Stuart, Trace Adkins, Thompson Square, Dwight Yoakam, Tanya Tucker, Wylie and the Wild West and movie star Jeff Bridges with his band the Abiders.
General admission, VIP, camping and RV weekend passes go on sale Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. General admission passes are $239. Passes reserved for the first few dozen rows in front of the Mane Stage range from $799 to $1,099.
For information on passes and a full concert lineup visit www.stagecoachfestival.com