Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Nelson join StageCoach Festival
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Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Nelson join StageCoach Festival

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 – Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Sara Evans, Sugarland, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris signed up to play the first ever StageCoach Festival in May in California, joining George Strait and Kenny Chesney.

The fest will be held May 5-6 in Indio, Cal. Other name artists announced Wednesday are Pat Green, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Nickel Creek, Raul Malo and Ricky Skaggs.

Artists will perform in four distinct performance areas including the main stage, an alt.-country stage, a bluegrass stage and a storytelling area making for two days of music.

In addition to music, there will be a wide variety of art including country music memorabilia, antique cowboy gear, rawhide sculptures, western heritage installations and Americana folk arts. Music fans can also participate in saddle making, blacksmiths, rodeo gear, lasso and trail boss seminars.

The line-up is:

Saturday, May 5, 2007: George Strait, Alan Jackson, Sara Evans, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Robert Earl Keen, Richie Furay, Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson, David Serby, Earl Scruggs, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Grascals, The John Cowan Band, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Riders in the Sky, Red Steagall, Waddie Mitchell, Sons of the San Joaquin, Cowboy Nation.

Sunday, May 6, 2007: Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Pat Green, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Raul Malo, Junior Brown, Drive by Truckers, Alejandro Escovedo, Railbenders, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Marty Stuart, The Del McCoury Band, Abigail Washburn with the Sparrow Quartet featuring Ben Sollee, Casey Driessen and Bela Fleck, The Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock), Garrison Keillor, Baxter Black, Cowboy Celtic, Don Edwards, and Katy Moffat.

Tickets for STAGECOACH will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. (PT) via TicketMaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 and at all TicketMaster retail ticket centers or online at A 2-day pass is $165.

The fest is being put on by the same outfit that has been so successful with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which is held at the same venue.

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