Another year of Stagecoach has come and gone… and MAN, what a weekend! Earlier today, I was telling a colleague that there simply aren’t enough hours in the weekend, to do/see EVERYTHING during Stagecoach, but we tried.
The following is a brief list of some of the activities, events or moments in which we participated, experienced and/or witnessed. Over the next few weeks we will cover many of the artists, events and happenings that transpired during Stagecoach, but in the meantime, here is a brief glimpse as to what to expect.
Young Artists at Stagecoach– Youth was definitly on full display this year at Stagecoach with artists like Abby Anderson (22), Danielle Bradbery (22), Lauren Alaina (24) and Kane Brown (25) showcasing their incredible talents. These twenty somethings are up and coming stars, that thrilled festival attendees with their lyrics, and performances. Everyone I spoke with, who saw these four perform, raved about their energy and showmanship and those that missed them, were kicking themselves for missing out on the experience. Be on the lookout for these youthful artists, they’ll be coming to a town near you, very soon.
Boots On Stage– At a secluded hotel in La Quinta, CA, a very private pool party took place, which featured a performance by Chase Bryant; DJBadAsh spinning on the turntables, supermodel Jessica Vaugn, several NFL players and Hollywood A-listers in attendance. For the past two years, Boots on Stage has hosted or collablorated on the biggest party during Stagecoach weekend… this year was no different. The pool party was the perfect way to start off your Saturday and the Neon Carnival was the best way to end it… Boots on Stage had their hand in both events!
Neon Carnival– Easily the best party to attend during Coachella AND during Stagecoach! Look it up on IG, YouTube, etc. If you can attend… GO! It started at 10pm and ended around 4am. DeeJay Silver and DJ Rukus kept the people dancing all night and morning long!
Shallow– Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s song from “A Star is Born” was played and performed throughout the weekend. Danielle Bradbery performed it during her phenomenal set, but Jimmie Allen and Abby Anderson performed our favorite version, during Jimmie Allen’s set, on Sunday. If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to their rendition, stop reading, listen to it and come back. We promise, you won’t regret it.
Photo-op with a Living Legend– Bret Michaels of Bret Michaels Band, stopped by the media tent and media professionals (myself included) reverted back to their 13 year old selves and went completely fanboy/girl!!! Bret Michaels sat and did interviews, shook hands, posed for pictures and made everyone’s day. He was kind enough to take a photo with me and thanked me for covering his performance. What a LEGEND!
RV Resort– This is the place to be if you want to get the full Stagecoach experience. Line dancing, drinking games, above ground pools and scantily clad men & women. This place is next level fun!
Sam Hunt’s Bodyguard– This is one of the coolest stories I came across during the weekend. Through a mutual friend, I met Sam Hunt’s bodyguard. A young, cool, mellow, former Green Beret, former UFC fighter, Sam Hunt’s brother-in-law and his current bodyguard. He’s a great guy, who served his country and has plenty of stories to share from the many phases of his life.
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