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INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 30: John Osborne of Brothers Osborne performs onstage during Day 2 of the 2022 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 30, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Stagecoach Country Music Festival started back in 2007 in Indio, California.  That year, the event treated guests to appearances by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn and more.  And, to this day the event continues hosting tens of thousands of visitors every year.  Of course, it paused during the pandemic.  But, it returned last year.  And, this year it’s strong as ever with a fantastic lineup.  Now, we learn a  North Carolina barbecue restaurant heads to Stagecoach Music Festival in April.  Shepard Barbecue in Emerald Isle accepted the coveted invite to attend the prestigious event.  The coastal barbecue spot serves up brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage and all the fixin’s.  And, they’ll be joined by some other big names at the festival.

In addition to great country music, celebrity chef Guy Fieri joins the event to host the Stagecoach Smokehouse.  And, that’s where we find Shepard Barbecue.  The Smokehouse plans to give guests a chance to enjoy different barbecue styles from California to the Carolinas and spots in between.  Some of the best pit masters attend.  And, this North Carolina barbecue restaurant will be there too.  According to the schedule, Brandon Shepard & Operation BBQ takes place  Sunday, April 30.  Plus, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman join them onstage for their appearance.  The festival runs April 28-April 30.  Also, heavy hitters Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton headline the star-studded event.  But, congrats to Shepard Barbecue on this great honor!  Get more info here about this year’s event.