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Sheryl Crow performs on the Mane Stage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sheryl Crow performs on the Mane Stage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Stagecoach headliner Brad Paisley performs on the Mane Stage during the sold-out Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Stagecoach headliner Brad Paisley performs on the Mane Stage during the sold-out Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Martina McBride performs on the Mane Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Martina McBride performs on the Mane Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Band Perry lead singer Kimberly Perry performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Aaron Lewis performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Band Perry lead singer Kimberly Perry performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Roy Clark performs on the Palomino Stage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Sunday at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Split Lip Rayfield members Wayne Gottsteine, left, on mandolin, Jeff Eaton on gas-tank bass and Eric Mardis on banjo perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fans cheer at sunset as Roy Clark performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Cook performs with her band on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A sold-out crowd cheers on Blake Shelton as he performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A sold-out crowd cheers on Blake Shelton as he performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Blake Shelton performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Blake Shelton performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sunny Sweeney performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Dave Alvin and his band the Guilty Ones rock the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sara Watkins performs on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Ralph Stanley, 85, of Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys speaks about his long career aboard his bus before performing on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

John McEuen performs with the McEuen Sessions on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Members of Old Man Markley perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

JD Crowe and the New South perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Ralph Stanley, 85, performs with His Clinch Mountain Boys on the Mustang Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Justin Moore performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jenna Bonker, 11, of Costa Mesa joins a sold-out crowd as she gets a close-up view of Luke Bryan performing on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A sold-out crowd cheers as Luke Bryan performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Miranda Lambert performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Miranda Lambert performs on the Mane Stage -- the final act for Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Miranda Lambert performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Miranda Lambert, Saturday's final act, performs on the Mane Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Steve Jones, left, lead singer of the Unforgiven on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fans hold up hats and an image of Willie Nelson as they cheer on Brett Eldredge's performance on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Mike Eli performs with the Eli Young Band on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jeana Dea of Costa Mesa sports a longhorn belt buckle at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Dean Smith of Camp Pendleton dances with Chelsea Hecht of Bozeman, Mont., while Brett Eldredge performs on the first day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Country music fans arrive with refreshments via a pedicab on the first day of the festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

RV campers greet arriving fans from a high vantage point on the first day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jenna Bonker, 11, rides high on the shoulders of her brother, Ryan Bonker, 14, of Costa Mesa as they get a close view of Sara Evans performing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

John Jeff of the Blacksmith Boys shows Matthew McCollough, 5, of Rockland, how to play his homemade washtub mandolin outside the Half-Pint Hootenanny kids area on the first day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sara Evans performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sara Evans performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sara Evans performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Alabama guitarist and vocalist Randy Owen performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Alabama guitarist and vocalist Randy Owen performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Under a red floodlight, country music fans line dance between acts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jason Aldean performs on the first day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jason Aldean performs on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left, Jason Aldean, guitarist Kurt Allison and bassist Tully Kennedy perform on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The sun peers through Sara Allen's raised hand as she cheers on Sunny Sweeney's performance on the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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2 Comments

  1. April 29, 2012, 5:35 am

    Are you sure it's spelled "mane" stage?

  2. May 4, 2012, 1:31 am

    yes…mane like a horses mane…its a play on words

    By: chc

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