Faces of Stagecoach 2019
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Faces of Stagecoach 2019: Country music fans come together

Faces of Stagecoach 2019

Before the bands started playing, people take turns on a giant slip-n-slide amid the crowd in the RV Resort on the final day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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Country music fans play volleyball in cowboy hats and boots in the RV Resort on the final day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.

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A couple ride the ‘Yeehaw Seesaw’ in the RV Resort on the final day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.

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Gary Cole, of Poway, and Clay Hatch, of Ramona, snorkel amid the desert heat in their pool at the RV Resort on the final day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.

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Katie Anderson, left, and Jessica Tremblay, both of San Diego, take photos in a photo booth that was installed inside one of Tinker Tin Trailer Co.'s 1952 Crown on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the world’s biggest country music festival, at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.

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Jen Tuffley and her son, Landon, 2, of San Jose, watches CAM perform on the Mane Stage on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the world’s biggest country music festival, at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif., on April 27, 2019. Stagecoach fans have the chance to watch some 75 performers and DJs over three days. 

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Country Strong shooting massacre survivors and supportive dancers hold a banner after performing to the official Stagecoach HonkyTonk song “Country Strong,” written and performed by Los Angeles-based country band Honey County and remixed by DJ Hish, and the dance, created by Stagecoach Dance Captain Anne Marie Dunn with Borderline dance teacher Kristal Lynn Konzen.

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Route 91 survivor James Marrs, of Moreno Valley, holds a Route 91 banner during “Country Strong,” a song and dance honoring the country music community and celebrating those who dance on despite tragedy, at the Honky Tonk at Stagecoach on the second day, Saturday, April 27, 2019.

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Country Strong shooting massacre survivors and supportive dancers hug after performing to the official Stagecoach HonkyTonk song “Country Strong,” written and performed by Los Angeles-based country band Honey County and remixed by DJ Hish, and the dance, created by Stagecoach Dance Captain Anne Marie Dunn with Borderline dance teacher Kristal Lynn Konzen, at the HonkyTonk on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the world’s biggest country music festival, at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif., on April 27, 2019. Stagecoach fans have the chance to watch some 75 performers and DJs over three days. 

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Country music fans take photos on a classic tractor on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. 

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Country music fans take photos in front of the Stagecoach sign and giant Ferris wheel on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. 

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Fans cheer as Travis Denning performs on the Sirius XM Spotlight Stage on Saturday at Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif.

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Johnny Davis, of Playa del Rey, shows off his  “Toy Story” outfit as the cowboy character Woody while listening to Rita Wilson perform on the Palomino Stage on the second of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. 

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A fan dances as Cody Johnson performs on the Palomino Stage on Friday, the first day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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Kimberly Ng and Heather Ticzon, both of San Francisco, pose for photos on the hood of a classic Ford F100 and trailer from the Tinker Tin Trailer Co. on the first day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein performs a lasso trick with a guest on the first day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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Quad bike riders, from left, Jennifer Sanchez of Redlands, Jade Hinds of Chino, Taylor Purbbaugh of Covina and Ryan Bartz of Riverside parade around the RV Resort during their visit to Stagecoach 2019.

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Stagecoach festival-goers Ryan Ferrara, from left, Vanessa Costantino, Kent Draper and Thomas Woods, all of San Diego, pose in the RV Resort.

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From left, Stagecoach attendees Richard Messerly of Palmdale, Jimi Sepulveda of Irvine, Holly Anderson of Irvine and Jaime Seitz of Palmdale pose for a photo while putting up lights at dusk in the RV Resort.

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Ashley Adair of Anaheim Hills displays the American flag in lights at the RV Resort as hundreds of fans arrive for the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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As the gates open at noon, Stagecoach festival-goers run to save the best general public seats as they kick off the three-day music event in Indio.

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The crowd cheers as Kane Brown performs on the Mane Stage on the first day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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From left, Jaime Seitz, Jamie Harlan, Bree Robeck and Jayme Hazelwood pose for a photo while listening to Cody Johnson perform on the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach festival.

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Fans cheer as rocker Bret Michaels performs on the Palomino Stage on the first day of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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Early arrivals dance at the K-Frog dance party Thursday night on the eve of the three-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

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