Do the dates of Coachella not work for you? Do you not like their lineup this year? You can still have a Coachella-Esque experience at Stagecoach, which is held at the same venue. That venue is the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, just on the edge of the desert but still close (enough) to humanity. It’s the spot of a world-famous Pearl Jam concert that was thought to be the inspiration for both Stagecoach and Coachella alike. That was back when Pearl Jam was boycotting big ticket-sellers and needed to find a more independent venue. They found the Empire Polo Club, and modern music has never looked back.
The Stagecoach Lineup
You never know who you’ll find at Stagecoach. While there are a decent number of big names, the festival planners go out of their way to find lesser-known artists too. Lesser-known before the festival, that is, they don’t stay unknown for long. Compared to Coachella, Stagecoach is a lot more country or at least more folk. Their past performers have included names like Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, and Garth Brooks – to name a few.
Even the elusive band Alabama has performed! With all the new names and young faces in the country right now, you can tell your friends that you saw future superstars when they were still openers, way back when.
More Than Just Music
Stagecoach, like Coachella, has some crazy festival food you have to try. If it’s trending, it’ll be at the festival grounds. But don’t plan on ordering vendor food for every meal, they tend to jack food prices up for convenience. When it comes to accommodations, you can camp, RV, or stay at a nearby hotel as long as you make reservations well in advance.
How much are Stagecoach tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Stagecoach ticket prices will differ depending on the source and days. The cheapest price for Stagecoach tickets is usually $375 a ticket, but you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Stagecoach tickets?
With demand at a peak, Stagecoach ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Stagecoach tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Stagecoach tickets.
How long is Stagecoach?
Stagecoach spans across a three day weekend that occurs in April every year. The festival officially kicks-off on Friday evening and goes into Sunday.
Stagecoach tour dates
April 24-26 – Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Club