Photographer reveals magic of Stagecoach’s nation legends

After two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day fest Stagecoach, produced by Goldenvoice, made its extraordinarily anticipated return on Friday after two weekends of Coachella. Staff photographer Allen J. Schaben has been photographing Stagecoach given that second-ever competitors in 2008. This weekend, he takes readers into the competitors, one music star at a time.

People run across a dirt field

As a result of the venue opens, nation music followers make a run all through the sphere to protected good concert-viewing positions.

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A woman sings wearing a hat and holding a microphone.

Walker County drummer and harmony singer Sophie Dawn performs a duet alongside together with her sister, Ivy Dene, seen mirrored in her shades.

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John Osborne looks up as he raises his arms while performing onstage

John Osborne of Brothers Osborne.

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People stand around tables on a dirt field

Followers play consuming video video games.

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A blue light surrounds Thomas Rhett as he stands onstage

Friday evening time headliner Thomas Rhett.

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A woman smiles as she lifts her arms up

A fan is hoisted on one different’s shoulders to get a higher view.

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Marty Raybon points with one hand as he sings into a microphone onstage

Shenandoah’s Marty Raybon performs on the Palomino Stage.

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Mark Wystrach gestures to the crowd while singing onstage

Mark Wystrach, lead singer of Midland, performs at sunset.

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A group of people dancing

People on the dance floor on the Okay-FROG radio tenting resort.

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A man sits down underneath a tree

An individual takes a break from the heat beneath a tree.

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Guy Fieri smokes a cigar while watching Midland perform

Man Fieri, chef and host of Meals Group’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” watches Midland perform.

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People walk around a campground.

Nation music followers arrive on the Empire Polo grounds for the Stagecoach Nation Music Competitors in Indio, Calif.

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Axl Rose and Carrie Underwood sing a duet onstage

Weapons n’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose makes a shock look with Saturday’s headliner Carrie Underwood.

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Fans wave their hands in the air.

Followers wave their palms throughout the air.

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Spencer Crandall signs onstage

Spencer Crandall kicks off the first day by performing on the SiriusXM Stage.

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Amythyst Kiah plays the guitar and sings onstage

Amythyst Kiah performs on the Palomino Stage.

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T.J. Osborne dances and sings onstage

T.J. Osborne, of Brothers Osborne, performs on the Mane Stage.

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Three family members lift up their arms and smile in front of the Stagecoach sign

Brandi and Brandon Showalter and their daughter Rocki, 8, of Newport Seaside, take photographs in entrance of the Stagecoach sign.

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Carrie Underwood points her microphone toward the crowd as she performs onstage

Carrie Underwood holds her microphone to the gang.

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Maren Morris sings into a microphone

Maren Morris performs.

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A person rests on a hammock

A fan relaxes in a hammock.

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People smile and cheer while watching Midland perform

The group cheers as Midland performs.

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Margo Price plays the guitar and sings onstage

Margo Value on the Palomino Stage.

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Neal McCoy lifts his arm and sings onstage

Neal McCoy performs on the Palomino Stage.

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A woman sits on the shoulders of a friend as a crowd cheers and sings while watching Maren Morris perform

Followers cheer whereas watching Maren Morris.

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A person in a cowboy hat looks toward the brightly lit stage

Stage lights glow as Friday evening time headliner Thomas Rhett performs.

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