Jerry Lee Lewis

Stagecoach festival proves it rides in the shadow of Coachella no more

Stagecoach festival proves it rides in the shadow of Coachella no more

Hollywood trekked to the desert for a surreal meeting of reality and fantasy at the 2017 Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, demonstrating how the younger, twangier sibling of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has come into its own during the last decade.

It happened a few minutes before Willie Nelson was due to take the stage for his marquee performance. Nelson agreed to delay his set for a few minutes so that director-writer-actor Bradley Cooper and his crew could film a shot intended for his forthcoming remake of “A Star Is Born” — a concert scene featuring Lukas Nelson and his band, Promise of the Real.

The surreal part was that a couple of thousand...

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