2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Headliner Kenny Chesney performs on the final day of the Stagecoach country music festival.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Headliner Kenny Chesney performs on the final day of the Stagecoach country music festival.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Headliner Kenny Chesney greets fans as guitarist Kenny Greenberg, second from left, and guitarist Jon Conley, right, perform.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Kenny Chesney 

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Guitarist Kenny Greenberg performs with headliner Kenny Chesney.

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Two men sleep on hay bales in the empty Mustang Stage as Stagecoach draws to an end on the final day of the Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Kendra Ullman and Jordan Bohine embrace at dusk as Travis Tritt plays a love song on the Palomino Stage.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Fans cheer at dusk as Travis Tritt performs on the Palomino Stage.

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Travis Tritt performs on the Palomino Stage.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Travis Tritt performs on the Palomino Stage.

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Fans cheer as they listen to Tyler Farr.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Tyler Farr 

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Fans cheer as Tyler Farr performs on the Mane Stage.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Fans cheer as Tyler Farr performs at sunset on the Mane Stage.

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Tyler Farr, left, and drummer Mark Poiesz perform on the Mane Stage.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Christopher Garmer poses with his son wearing a John Deere hat, Sean Garmer, 2, of Lakeside, on a John Deere 520 vintage tractor, which is one of 18 on display.

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Los Lobos performs on the Palomino Stage on the final day of Stagecoach.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Cowboy Junkies lead singer vocalist Margo Timmins performs on the Mustang Stage.

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2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

A view from the La Grande XL ferris wheel of the RV resort.

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Rusty Wink of Leucadia, left, and Kyle Evans of Long Beach sport country-western outfits while riding a two-person bicycle in the RV Resort on the second day of the Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif., on April 29, 2017.

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Partiers hang out in a portable hot tub in the RV Resort on the second day of the Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif.

 

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Kiefer Sutherland performs on the Palomino Stage on the third day of the Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif.

 

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The Hillbenders present the Who’s “Tommyy: A Bluegrass Opry” on the Mustang Stage at  the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Luke Combs performs on the Mane Stage at  Stagecoach.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Dancers from the Cal Poly Country Line Dancers Club and Cal Poly Square Dancers perform at the HonkyTonk at  the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Wynonna & the Big Noise performs on the Palomino Stage at Stagecoach.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Qunicy Jones and Lauren Anderson of Los Angeles  dance while the Steep Canyon Rangers perform on the Mustang Stage.

 

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The Steep Canyon Rangers perform on the Mustang Stage.

 

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Jordan Horrillo and Kait Gruber of Sunnyvale dance while the Steep Canyon Rangers perform on the Mustang Stage.

 

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The crowd cheers as Wynonna & the Big Noise performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Fans cheer Saturday’s headlining act, Shania Twain, on the Mane Stage on the second day of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Saturday headliner Shania Twain performs on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Fans cheer Shania Twain, performing on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Shania Twain, performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Shania Twain on the Mane Stage.

 

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Country legend Willie Nelson tips his hat to the crowd as he takes the Palomino Stage on his 84th birthday, which he spent playing at Stagecoach.

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Willie Nelson performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Neil Young makes a surprise appearance as he plays harmonica with Mickey Raphael, second from left, during Willie Nelson’s finale. At left is Jamey Johnson, from right are Margo Price and  John Doe.

 

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Neil Young makes a surprise appearance as he plays harmonica with Mickey Raphael in an exchange, third from left, during Willie Nelson’s finale. From left are Lucas Nelson and Jamey Johnson; from right are Margo Price and John Doe.

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Stagecoach performers join Willie Nelson’s finale on his 84th birthday.

 

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Willie Nelson performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Margo Price performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Robert Ellis performs on the Mustang Stage on the second day of the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Maren Morris performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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Tommy James and the Shondells perform on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Tommy James and the Shondells at Stagecoach.

 

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Fans sing along to Tommy James and the Shondells.

 

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Nikki Lane performs on the Mustang Stage.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Nikki Lane performs on the Mustang Stage.

 

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“Cowboy” Eddie Long plays the steel guitar during Jamey Johnson’s performance on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Jamey Johnson performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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A fan watches Jamey Johnson’s performance from another’s shoulders at the Palomino Stage.

 

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Fans cheer as Willie Nelson and Family perform during the second day of the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Fans cheer as Randy Houser takes the Mane Stage on the first day of the Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Fans cheer as Randy Houser performs on the Mane Stage on the first day of Stagecoach.

 

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The bassist of the Randy Houser band, Tripper Ryder, greets fans at dusk on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach. 

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Fans cheer as Randy Houser performs at dusk on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach.

 

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Fans cheer as Randy Houser performs at dusk on the first day at Stagecoach.

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Drummer Kevin Murphy performs with Randy Houser at Stagecoach.

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38 Special vocalist and guitarist Don Barnes, left, and guitarist Danny Chauncey perform on the Palomino Stage at Stagecoach.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Fans cheer as 38 Special performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Randy Houser performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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Fans sing along as Dierks Bentley performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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Friday’s headlining performer, Dierks Bentley, performs “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach. 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Dierks Bentley sings “Different for Girls” with Elle King on the Mane Stage.

 

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Dierks Bentley encourages the crowd to sing along during his performance at Stagecoach.

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Dierks Bentley, center, performs on the first day of Stagecoach.

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Dierks Bentley lets the audience in on his Stagecoach performance.

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Dierks Bentley performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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Cole Swindell encouarges the crowd during his performance on the Mane Stage at Stagecoach 2017.

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Cole Swindell performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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The Blasters guitarist Keith Wyatt, left, and vocalist and guitarist Phil Alvin perform on the Palomino Stage.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

The Blasters vocalist and guitarist Phil Alvin performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Fans cheer in the front row as Dylan Scott performs during Day One at Stagecoach.

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Dierks Bentley flips a bottle at his bar while hanging out in his trailer before headlining Friday night at Stagecoach.

 

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The Zombies perform on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae performs on the Mane Stage.

 

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Fans cheer as the Zombies perform on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Son Volt members, from left, Jay Farrar (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Chris Frame (guitar), Mark Spencer (keyboard, steel guitar) and Andrew Duplantis (bass, backing vocal) perform on the Mustang Stage.

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Bob and Bernadette Kennedy, of Valley Center, dance as Son Volt performs on the Mustang Stage.

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Jerry Lee Lewis, 81, performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Jerry Lee Lewis, 81, performs on the Palomino Stage.

 

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Rhiannon Giddens performs on the Mustang Stage.

 

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Jeff Riback of San Diego listens to the music while kicking back in a lawn chair near the Mane Stage.

 

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Elle King performs on the Palomino Stage on Friday.

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

Dylan Scott performs on the Mane Stage on Friday.

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The three-day Stagecoach country music festival begins at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, on April 28, 2017, as fans run to stake out spots on the lawn.

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A woman falls as crowds rush past the gates to secure the best seats as the first day of the three-day Stagecoach country music festival begins. She recovered quickly and headed to find a good seat.

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Crowds rush past the gates to secure the best seats as the first of the three-day Stagecoach country music festival begins at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio on April 28, 2017.

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Dancers crowd the Go Country 105 stage at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Allison Batteate, left, and Sharon Castello, both of Livermore, crochet as they camp lakeside in a 1960 Corvette trailer at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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The sun sets behind the mountains as a group of friends play a drinking game outside their trailer in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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2017 Stagecoach country music festival

The sun sets behind the mountains as a camper climbs onto his RV roof for a better view in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Caitlyn Kelley, left, and Ashlee Herr, both of Huntington Beach, pose with a cowboy silhouette in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Ian Ray of Anaheim Hills and Allison Kingsley of Newport Beach dance on a makeshift dance floor made of plywood in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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A couple parade around the RV Resort at sunset at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Trevor Johnson of San Diego throws a lasso around beer boxes made into the shape of a bull atop a pickup in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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Travis Miller of Pedicab people movers of Orlando, Fla., gives Donelle Nubia of Long Beach a ride to her RV with her belongings.

 

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Line dancers crowd the Go Country 105 stage at the Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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A swarm of bees focus on a lemonade stand on the first day of the three-day Stagecoach country music festival.

 

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