Stagecoach 2022 will commence this April after its two-year hiatus prompted by COVID, and the star-studded lineup boasts the festival’s most inclusive one yet.
Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs are headlining the April 29-May 1 festival, which features the most diverse major country music lineup ever with more POC and LGBTQ+ acts than ever befire. Such billed acts include T.J. Osborne with Brothers Osborne, who became the first openly gay artist signed to a major Nashville label in February; Yola, whose Stagecoach debut in 2019 marked a turning point in the genre; breakout artist Amythyst Kiah; and longtime LGBTQ+ rights activists Brandi Carlile and Orville Peck. And legendary act Smokey Robinson will bring his hits to the Palomino stage.
“Smokey Robinson is one of my favorite artists of all time and we’ve wanted to book him for some time,” says Goldenvoice’s vp of festival talent Stacy Vee, who books the festival and has worked on Stagecoach since its launch in 2007. “We always try to do something a little different with the lineup and artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Jones. Smokey Robinson has so many hits and the audience will be singing along the moment he takes the stage.”