by Stephen L. Betts – The Boot

Fall may be in the air, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the upcoming spring and summer festival season. With a star-packed lineup, the fifth annual Stagecoach Music Festival is a great place to start. Set for Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, 2011, acts announced for the two-day fest in California include Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, along with Darius Rucker,  Josh Turner, Leon Russell, Easton Corbin, Gatlin Brothers, Jack Ingram, Mel Tillis, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson and Rhonda Vincent.

Tickets for the popular festival, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., will go on sale Friday, November 5, at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the official Stagecoach festival website.

A two-day weekend pass for $99 will be available for a limited time, with layaway options detailed on the festival website. Free admission will be available for children 10 and under.