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All Aboard! Stagecoach Festival Rollin’ Into Town

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The dust has barely settled from last weekend's Coachella Festival, and now it's the country fans' turn to descend on the California desert for a weekend of music and fun.

This year's annual Stagecoach Festival, now in its fourth season, has a pretty fantastic lineup--the big headliners include Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn (my personal prediction for the highlight of the weekend), and Sugarland, plus a diversely mixed bag of more than 25 other acts. And, it looks like it's going to have a pretty danged good turnout as well. Coachella 2010, held in the same location and put on by the same folks, reported record numbers (more than 200,000 tickets sold). Stagecoach 2010 will likely surpass its own record numbers, which topped 100,000 last year.

A single-day general admission pass to Stagecoach will run you close to a hundred bucks, or you can spring for a weekend pass starting at $137. Given that, all I can say is: Recession? Well, sure, there's a recession, but it doesn't seem like it's going to stand in the way of country fans having a good time.

Local news station KESQ Palm Springs reported today that "thousands" are expected for the festival, and posted a map of streets for regulars to avoid this weekend. The weather's reportedly going to be in the 90s, so pack a big-brimmed cowboy hat and plenty of sunscreen.

Oh--and be sure to designate a driver. Not only is it much easier to get a little more tipsy than you'd like in the heat of the desert sun--Indio police will be conducting DUI checkpoints on Saturday.

If you're attending the festival, please be sure to come back and report your favorite highlights! 

Stagecoach 2010 will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, 2010. Visit the official site for more info.

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