Set times for the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival have been released by promoter Goldenvoice, which means festival-goers can now start figuring out whether to bypass newcomer Easton Corbin on Friday afternoon to catch Lynyrd Skynyrd playing at roughly the same time across the grounds at the Palomino Stage.
Or if they’ll have to sacrifice “American Pie” singer-songwriter Don McLean as the sun sets on Saturday to take in Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe’s performance at that same part of the day.
One of the most impressive stretches of the entire weekend kicks in Sunday afternoon on the Palomino Stage, starting just before 3 p.m. when rising Americana duo Shovels & Rope performs, followed by “Twang Guitar King” Duane Eddy at 3:50 p.m., then veteran rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson at 4:55 p.m., country-rock pioneer (and part-time Monkee) Michael Nesmith at 6 p.m and wrapping up with one of the most revered folk-rock singers and songwriters of the last 45 years, John Prine at 7:15 p.m.
Headline performances on the Mane Stage will start Friday at 10:15 with Eric Church, then Jason Aldean at the same time, same stage on Saturday. Sunday’s headliner, Luke Bryan, starts an hour earlier at 9:15 p.m., presumably so working people in the audience will be in better shape to report for duty on Monday morning.
Stagecoach has booked 67 acts that will play over the three-day festival in four areas: the Mane Stage, the Palomino Stage and the Mustang Stage as in previous years, plus a new Honky Tonk Dance Hall space that will emphasize dancing and live music from newcomer acts.
Here’s a link to the full Stagecoach schedule.
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