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With her guitar on her back, k.d. lang performs on the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The crowd soaks up Rascall Flatts, the last performance on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Rascall Flatts performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A water vendor waits for customers near the Great Wheel as night falls.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

As the sun begins to set, country fans enjoy the music of Josh Turner near the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Josh Turner kicks it up on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Carrie Underwood sings on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Leon Russell performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A sunburned cowboy dances with his girl as Josh Turner plays on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Ricky Skaggs performs on the mandolin on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Easton Corbin performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Wanda Jackson performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The crowd cheers as Wanda Jackson sings one of her oldies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Rodney Crowell performs on the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Kris Kristofferson performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Mel Tillis, left, hugs Kristofferson after introducing him.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Couples dance on the grass near the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A young fan whips her cowboy hat as headliner Kenny Chesney performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Kenny Chesney hits a high note.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Country fans enjoy the music at the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Tayla Lynn, left, and Jennifer Wayne of Stealing Angels perform. Lynn is the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, and Wayne is the granddaughter of John Wayne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve C. Mitchell / EPA

Chris Young performs on the Mane Stage for the first time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones of Steel Magnolia perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images

Barefoot and wearing board shorts, Lukas Nelson performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A couple hug without losing their hats during Lukas Nelson's set at the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Lukas Nelson performs with a flourish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Stagecoach can be a prime place for people-watching, as well as reclining.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

At the Half-Pint Hootenanny Stage, youngsters enjoy the music and dance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent, on mandolin, performs with her band, the Rage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The Cleverlys perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Chris Young on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A festival-goer has some down time while waiting for the music to begin at the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The crowd takes in the music of Kris Kristofferson at the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The Cole Porters perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Rosie Flores gets the crowd dancing with her rock-a-billy music on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The Cole Porters perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A fan gets a snapshot of the Cole Porters performing on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Rosie Flores performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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It will be Kristofferson’s first appearance at Stagecoach since the inaugural event four years ago.

We will be updating this photo gallery throughout the weekend, so check back.  Our latest coverage can be found at Pop & Hiss.

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