Got a hitch in your giddy-up? Is it because you’re missing Stagecoach? Well hopefully this will brighten your day as we take a look back on rootin’-tootin’ Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival.
Indio’s Empire Polo Club hosted the eighth annual festival on April 25-27, where more than 75,000 country enthusiasts came to listen to the 60 different performers.
Attendees got their boots dirty and dusty as they made their way to the stage to enjoy artists such as Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Nettles and the list can go on until the cows come home!
If you were a country fan or not, this year’s Stagecoach brought an experience that was sure to please the masses. Kate Doyle, fourth-year psychology major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, who admits country is not her favorite type of music, found that Stagecoach had more to offer than just country performances.
Doyle had the chance to see Ashton Kutcher at the event along with other random sightings as she took in the music. The crowd itself was also a sight to see; take a look at The Huffington Post’s “The Wildest Outfits We Saw At The 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival“, where people watching was almost more entertaining than Luke Bryan shakin’ it.
There was so much American flag, you would be able to see red, white and blue from Google Earth! Seemed like the top three accessories were cowboy hats, cowboy boots and Solo cups. Eric Church sang ‘Drink In My Hand‘ solidifying the fact that #URWhatUListen2 (LOL).
Stagecoach 2014 brought out the cowboy and cowgirl in everyone! Katie Goddard, first-year Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) student, had never attended Stagecoach before but declares “this will definitely become a yearly thing for me.”
Besides the performances, attendees could head over to the booths onsite with vendors and sponsors. Goddard checked out the Toyota tent, where you could test drive all of the off-roading vehicles through an obstacle course set up onsite.
Stagecoach 2014 has set like the desert sun, but these memories and experiences will live on. Stay tuned for the next U R What U Listen 2 series on Music Festivals where we look back on Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) first spring music festival, Rock the Commons!