This year’s Stagecoach returned for the festival’s 12th edition at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line headlined Friday of the festival to lead into four-time Grammy Award winning Keith Urban’s Saturday performance and, in a rare festival appearance, Garth Brooks closed out Sunday to a reported crowd of 75,000. The 3-day country music festival also featured performances by Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, Chris Lane, Brothers Osborne, Midland and more. New to the festival this year, Stagecoach introduced SiriusXM’s Spotlight Stage to highlight today’s up-and-comers; artists like Carly Pearce, Temecula Road, and Seth Ennis.
One of country music’s most celebrated festival was nothing short of one big bash. The stars hit the desert, and as always, the parties were as star studded as the festival itself. Checkout our roundup of the hottest people, parties and places at Stagecoach 2018.
Florida Georgia Line + Old Camp Whiskey
Ahead of their Stagecoach headlining performance, multi-platinum country duo Florida Georgia Line hosted an intimate pre-festival party to celebrate the launch of their Old Camp Whiskey Patriot Pack, a new package for their staple Peach Pecan Whiskey. The Patriot Pack celebrates FGL’s longstanding commitment to supporting the nation’s service members and their families and honors the patriotism of country music fans. Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is a smooth whiskey created by Florida Georgia Line as the ultimate start to any party and is a nod to the award-winning-duo’s Florida and Georgia roots.
Toyota Giving & VH1 Save the Music
Toyota hosted several activities at Stagecoach including a EXHIBIT Love tent, which featured live music, line dancing, and coveted giveaways. Now in its fourth year,Toyota also introduced the 2018 Toyota Giving campaign, which supports VH1 Save The Music Foundation in its mission to provide sustainable music education programs to schools nationwide and raise awareness of the importance of music education. Festivalgoers were invited to participate in a unique photo experience featuring a custom art piece produced by Los Angeles-based artist ThankYouX and were encouraged to post their photos on Instagram, sharing what music means to them with the #Toyotagiving hashtag in the caption.
Boots On Stage Shindig, In The Desert Presented by Chevrolet
Festivalgoers stepped out in country style while celebrating 100 Years of Chevy Trucks at the Boots On Stage 3rd Annual Shindig, In The Desert Presented by Chevrolet at Lago Vista Ranch. Celebs such as Olivia Culpo, Kellan Lutz, and Audrina Patridge were spotted enjoying live performances by country music star Tyler Rich and Dee Jay Silver, one of the biggest dj-producers in country music. Guests got a chance to ride with professional drivers who took partygoers on an exhilarating trail ride at Chevy’s off-road obstacle course experience to show off the vehicle’s off-road features and enjoyed an authentic southern BBQ, tailgating, games, a mobile Levi’s denim bar featuring customizable denim festival attire, and much more.
Estée Lauder Double Wear
Estée Lauder had festivalgoers covered when it came to Stagecoach festival beauty. Guest were invited to visit the Estée Lauder tent for mini makeovers using festival beauty must-haves, including Double Wear stay-in-place makeup. Guests also had the chance to win swag at casino themed games, enjoyed instagam moments in the photoshoot and experience everything needed for that flawless festival-ready look.
H2O+ Beauty Oasis
Guests were invited to an exclusive H2O+ Beauty Oasis’ Party at Zenyara Estate. The 2-day event featured a CMA Songwriters Panel with Kelsea Ballerini and Lillie Maa, spa treatments and live performances by Temecula Road, Walker Hayes, Carly Pearce, Seth Ennis, Delta Rae and more. Attendees received a FabFitFun Stagecoach Survival Kit featuring products from H2O+ Beauty and other great brands like Ettika, DIFF, Vanity Projects and Richer Poorer.
Hangover Brunch at Hotel Paseo, AC3 Restaurant
To celebrate the highly anticipated culinary event, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, media and influencer were invited to an exclusive Hangover Brunch Preview at the newly opened Hotel Paseo’s AC3 Restaurant + Bar, where Chef Andrew Copley offered a sampling of the menu that will be offered at Restaurant Week. For the first time ever, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will take place over three weekends, offering delicious cuisine and unparalleled dining deals. During the June 1-17th event, over 100 restaurants (including AC3), located throughout the nine cities in the lush oasis, will showcase inventive menus for both lunch and dinner.
BBQ Hero & Stagecoach Food Scene
Now with a bigger culinary focus, hungry festivalgoers got a mouth-watering BBQ experience with a diverse array of choices including burgers brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. BBQ Hero had a booth near the Beer Garden where they served up their signature ribs.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit Selects: Carrie Wick, Jasmine Safaeian, Chevrolet