Stagecoach Day 2: Neil Young, Bradley Cooper, and Nick Jonas surprise


The second day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival had a couple of surprise appearances.

Neil Young returned to Indio just six months after Desert Trip to join birthday boy Willie Nelson on stage during his set at the Palomino pent and play the harmonica while the band sang “Happy Birthday” to Nelson.

Prior to Nelson’s set, the crowd was surprised to see actor Bradley Cooper take the stage and film a scene for “A Star is Born,” the flick he has been shooting in town with Lady Gaga.

Rounding out the big surprises, was Nick Jonas who joined Shania Twain during her headlining set.

Nick was pretty excited about the performance:

Some other notes from the fest:

Saturday seemed much more crowded than Friday at the Empire Polo Club.  The crowd for Willie Nelson was huge.


In addition to Nelson, Tommy James also performed the fest on his birthday.  And he brought the hits, performing “Mony, Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” and more.


I need this suit.


Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots seem like the perfect wedding band – as they performed everything from Prince’s “Purple Rain” to Wheatus’s “Teenage Dirtbag” – and they did it in track suits.

Cheers to Day 2.

(Casey Dolan)

Now on to the final day of festival season.