Mon. May 20th, 2024

The mud is starting to settle now that Stagecoach 2023 is over, however what a weekend it was! With searing temperatures out within the California desert, this 12 months’s competition was a sizzling one — and the acts have been on hearth, too.

Sporting double denim in honor of Denim Tuxedo Friday, festival-goers poured into Coachella Valley’s Empire Polo Membership on April 28 able to kick the mud up and have the time of their lives. Did it reside as much as expectations? Right here’s our recap of nation music’s largest get together!


Day One

Kicking off on Friday, attendees noticed stellar units from Melissa Etheridge, Elle King, and Riley Inexperienced, with Stagecoach veteran Luke Bryan headlining the newly-relocated Mane Stage. After beforehand headlining the competition in 2014, 2016, and 2019, Bryan confirmed his experience by working the gang completely, all of whom have been probably telling their pals “I Don’t Need This Evening to Finish.”

Throughout Jon Pardi’s set earlier within the day, followers additionally bought to witness Man Fieri introduce an on-screen Alan Jackson, who invited Pardi to turn out to be the most recent member of the Grand Ole Opry. Sinking a shot of tequila in celebration, Pardi is the primary individual to be invited to hitch at Stagecoach, in addition to the primary California-born member. Enormous information — solely now we are able to’t cease attempting to guess who’ll be inducting him!

Jon Pardi bought shocked by Alan Jackson & Man Fieri throughout his Stagecoach efficiency with an invite to turn out to be a member of The Grand Ole Opry pic.twitter.com/hw7q9iiCQS

— Whiskey Riff (@WhiskeyRiff) April 29, 2023

Day Two

In case the temperature wasn’t excessive sufficient already, day two headliner Kane Brown introduced the warmth — actually. With beautiful pyrotechnics, Brown delivered an brisk, irresistible first half of his set, earlier than cooling issues off a bit and slowing it down. Opening as much as the gang, he spoke about psychological well being and melancholy, giving us a susceptible and touching intro to “Reminiscence.”

Whereas Stagecoach was gentle on shock appearances this 12 months, Brown did deliver out a really particular visitor: his spouse, Katelyn Jae. After discussing their psychological well being struggles and the assist they provide one another, this explicit second hit us all proper within the coronary heart, with the gang singing alongside on the prime of their lungs as they dueted “Thank God.”


Associated: Watch Kane and Katelyn Brown Carry out Collectively on the CMT Music Awards


Forward of their slot, Outdated Dominion spent the day in Flavortown with Stagecoach staple Man Fieri. Regardless of his latest ATV harm, singer Matthew Ramsey cooked up vegan trash-can nachos simply as enthusiastically as the remainder of the band, and we’re fairly certain that’s the place all of them bought the vitality for his or her efficiency! The band additionally shared that they’re engaged on getting their very own bar up and operating in Nashville, the place they’re certain to be serving trash-can nachos from day one.

Over within the Palomino tent, Nelly — whose hit “Sizzling In Herre” might’ve arguably been the theme track to the entire scorching weekend — stole the present for lots of attendees, closing out evening two. Reunited with Breland for “Excessive Horse,” we have been handled to a “Nation Grammar” lesson that we gained’t be forgetting anytime quickly. With a strict midnight curfew to satisfy, his reside rendition of “Dilemma” may’ve stopped virtually as quickly because it began, however you possibly can’t blame him for sticking to the foundations!

👀We’re so glad @Nelly_Mo and @TheTimMcGraw might assist us see what they noticed 🤣

Hear the complete interview from #Stagecoach on @SXMTheHighway: https://t.co/vE4Vf7Z6Mk pic.twitter.com/aDhJ0zGLPJ

— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) April 30, 2023

Day Three

The ultimate day of Stagecoach was every thing we wished and extra. Brooks & Dunn added sparkle to their set by bringing out Lainey Wilson to lend her vocals in Reba McEntire’s place on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” Later, much more particular visitors joined their set for “Solely in America,” with members of assorted army branches taking to the stage because the musicians and crowd paid their respects.

Gotta love household! 🤣@laineywilson’s nephew will certainly be sure she does not get too huge for her britches.

Hear extra from #Stagecoach on Ch. 56 and the @SIRIUSXM app: https://t.co/L6Xpxe0QIt pic.twitter.com/gEsg01sCpT

— SiriusXM The Freeway (@SXMTheHighway) Could 1, 2023

Headlining Sunday evening, Chris Stapleton opted to let the music do the speaking. Aiming to “play as a lot music as we are able to,” he powered by his largest hits and delivered on a spectacular no-frills set that gained the collective coronary heart of the gang.

Funnily sufficient, Taylor Swift selected that very same evening to highlight “I Wager You Suppose About Me” as a shock track for the final evening of her Eras Tour reveals in Atlanta — the recorded model of which options Chris Stapleton’s vocals. Blissful coincidence? Maybe, however who could be certain when “Mastermind” Taylor Swift is concerned!

Sunday evening serenade @ChrisStapleton pic.twitter.com/xVjejvy195

— Stagecoach Pageant (@Stagecoach) Could 1, 2023

Diplo’s Late Evening in Palomino afterparty gave the gang an opportunity to take in some ‘YEE-DM’ earlier than the competition formally got here to an in depth for 2023. Revelers made essentially the most of each final drop of Stagecoach they might earlier than bidding it farewell for the 12 months. Earlier than the post-festival crash units in, simply keep in mind — the countdown to Stagecoach 2024 has already begun.


All that’s left is to blast The Freeway (Ch. 56) to maintain reliving all the most effective moments from Stagecoach 2023. Who else is planning their outfits already to go again to Indio, CA subsequent 12 months? We right here at SiriusXM are pondering triple denim!

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