Friday, March 16, 2018

Stagecoach '18 news: Half-Pint Hootenanny Stage performers

Continuing the tradition of bringing the hottest new talent to the festival, Stagecoach 2018 has invited teen rockers Minor Emergency, singer-songwriter Julia Rizik and country-pop trio Auburn Road, to join the ranks of Half Pint Hootenanny stage alumni, Tegan Marie and Temecula Road as this year’s festival newcomers.

To kick off the 3-day festival on Friday, April 27 Coachella Valley’s Minor Emergency (Luke, 12, Zoe, 12, Brayden, 13 and Jake, 14) will take the stage. The foursome has already made a name for themselves by rocking favorite classic rock and Americana hits and playing venues alongside established popular Desert bands. 

On April 28, 17-year-old singer-songwriter Julia Rizik (pictured) will play. She was the 2014 winner of the Arizona Teen Idol singing competition and has performed multiple national anthems for sporting events. She will be performing on Good Morning Arizona on April 20, making her mark at Stagecoach 2018 and graduating from high school in May. 

Closing out the weekend on April 29, pop/country/Americana teen trio Auburn Road will display their three-part harmonies. Alicia Paulson, Paxton Martin and Kristen Brown are life-long friends who are staying true to their country roots, but also daring to push the boundaries of the modern genre. They self-released their debut Fancy in their senior year of high school, graduated, and have since been busy playing shows, writing and recording songs for their upcoming EP series, Mustang Vol. 1 and Mustang Vol. 2. They are funding the upcoming releases through their touring, merchandise sales and a pre-order campaign on PledgeMusic ( 

Friday, April 27 – Minor Emergency
Saturday, April 28 Julia Rizik
Sunday, April 29 Auburn Road

Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival is a celebrated outdoor music festival presented by Goldenvoice. It was founded in 2007 by Paul Tollett, the creator of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. While it is primarily a country festival, artists from folk, bluegrass, roots rock and alternative country also perform and attend. Country stars like Luke Bryan, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, and Ray Price, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have been past performers. Complete festival information at

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