Coachella, Stagecoach Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

It’s official – two of the nation’s biggest music festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach, have been postponed due to the outbreak…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 10, 2020


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Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson, Eric Church; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

It’s official – two of the nation’s biggest music festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach, have been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Goldenvoice, the promoter of both festivals, made the announcement on Tuesday (March 10) after rumors of the postponement circulated online.

Originally scheduled to take place April 24- 26, 2020 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Stagecoach will now take place October 23-25.

The popular country music festival is scheduled to include headlining performances from Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church. Brett Young, Dustin Lynch, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Midland, Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi, Riley Green, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tanya Tucker and many more are also on the bill. The official announcement did not suggest that there will be any lineup changes for the new dates.

All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.