Bruce Fessier of The Desert Sun writes that Shania Twain, who ranks with Garth Brooks as the biggest country artist to never play Stagecoach, will headline Stagecoach Festival 2017 on Saturday, April 29, 2017, sandwiched by returning country stars Dierks Bentley on Friday, April 28, and Kenny Chesney on Sunday, April 30 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. this Friday, November18th, at

Goldenvoice, the company that produced Desert Trip last month and also produces the internationally renowned Coachella Music and Arts Festival as well as the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, announced another eclectic lineup. It also includes 33-year-old rising country star Cole Swindell, country and rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, and ’80s Southern rockers 38 Special on the opening day (April 28th).

Willie Nelson & Family, the first act to play both Stagecoach and Coachella in 2007, will return on the Saturday bill (April 29th), along with Brett Eldredge, who had four No. 1 country hits in four years through 2015, and ’60s rock artists Tommy James and the Shondells, who helped pave the way for the new wave movement of the early 1980s with songs such as “Mony Mony” and “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Maren Morris, 26, who will receive the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Billboard Women in Music event in December, also will perform on the Saturday bill. The most surprising acts on the lineup may be Los Lobos and Cyndi Lauper, playing on Sunday (April 30th), the closing day, along with Travis Tritt, who became one of the biggest country artists of the 1990s, and rising country star Thomas Rhett, who has had six No. 1 country songs from just two albums released in 2013 and 2015.

Stagecoach usually attracts 75,000 people per day, making it the highest-grossing country music festival in the nation. Three-day general admission festival passes are $260, including GA parking. C1 Corrall reserved seating is $1,199 for “Captain’s Chair” seats behind the pit in front of the Mane Stage. C2 Corral reserved seating behind the pit in front of the Mane Stage is $899. Corral standing pit passes are $999. VIP parking is $100. Camping and other information is available at

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