Founded in 2007, Stagecoach has grown to be the largest country festival in the world. Thanks to its popularity, you can always see the coolest Stagecoach hat if you attend.
Stagecoach runs from April 26th - 28th at the Empire Polo Club. The headliners this year include Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Morgan Wallen.
Tickets run from $400 to $1,300.
To get you ready, let's look at the top Stagecoach hat styles from the festival in 2019.
Whiskey Myers on Stage
The band Whiskey Myers plays at Stagecoach, with both guitarists wearing felt cowboy hats, 2019 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Another name for this band could be “The Two Codys” because it’s led by Cody Cannon (on the left) and Cody Tate.
Cannon wears a brown felt men's fedora hat with a pinched front crease. The crown is 4.5 inches tall, and it has a 3.5-inch flat brim. Unlike other fedoras, Cannon does not snap the brim up or down.
Tate also wears a western-style fedora hat with another pinched front crease. This hat has a somewhat floppy 2.5-inch brim, which dips in the front. Tate’s hat has a red bandana as a hatband.
What if We Kissed in Front of the Ferris Wheel?
A couple kisses, with the man wearing a white felt cowboy hat, 2019 (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
As with all music festivals, Stagecoach is a gold mine for social media posts. In this “candid” pic, we see two festival goers kissing. The man wears a lightweight straw cowboy hat with a cattleman crease. It also has three eyelet vents on each side to let the heat out.
Wild Feathers Playing
The band Wild Feathers plays at the last Stagecoach Festival before the pandemic. The front guitarist wears a straw Panama hat, while the guitarist behind wears a brown wide-brim men’s fedora. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The band Wild Feathers knows how to look good without dressing up too much. The bearded guitarist wears a white straw Panama hat with a black hatband. This hat has a straight center crease instead of a teardrop shape with a side pinch.
What If We Stood in Front of the Ferris Wheel?
A couple stands in front of a Ferris wheel wearing a felt and a straw cowboy hat, 2019 (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
As you can see, the Ferris Wheel is a popular landmark for Stagecoach cowboy hat vacay bangers. In this photo, the lady wears a light felt fedora hat with a wide center crease and a red bandana hatband.
The man wears a straw cowboy hat with what appears to be a Gus hat crease. This crease slopes down toward the front.
Billy Ray Cyrus on Stage With a Stagecoach Hat
Billy Ray Cyrus performs at Stagecoach wearing a black cattleman’s cowboy hat, 2019 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Billy Ray is wearing a Resistol Stagecoach cowboy hat. This one’s a black felt hat with a bull rider crease, just like rodeo cowboys wear. The crown is at least four inches, and has a flat brim that curves down in front and back.
The Diplo Rainbow
A festivalgoer holds up a neon cowboy hat during a Diplo show, 2019 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Stagecoach brings all kinds of acts, including the artist Diplo. This photo is from one of his sets, and the light makes this neon cowboy hat look psychedelic.
Lil Nas X Times 1,000
Lil Nas X wears a black 1000x cowboy hat at Stagecoach, 2019 (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
At the 2019 Stagecoach festival, Billy Ray Cyrus performed with Lil Nas X for the Old Town Road remix. Nas X wore a 1000X black Stetson cowboy hat.
This black felt hat has a Clint Eastwood. He’s not wearing a hat, but his friend has a black felt cowboy hat. Her headpiece has a cattleman’s crease and a wide, 4.5-inch brim.
The brim curves down slightly in the front and hangs slightly lower in the back.
Cheers! I’ll Drink to That!
Since the festival is in the desert, many attendees dress as lightly as possible to avoid overheating. Here, we see a cowgirl wearing a straw cowboy hat with a Biggs crease and a braided hatband with a silver buckle in front.
And One From Coachella
No Clint Eastwood cowboy hat in this picture, but his lady friend wears a black felt cowboy hat (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Stagecoach and Coachella happen in the same venue on separate weeks, so it’s easy to mix up the two events. This photo is from the latter, where you can see celebrities like Clint Eastwood.
He’s not wearing a hat, but his friend has a black cowboy hat. Her headpiece has a cattleman’s crease and a wide, 4.5-inch brim. The brim curves down slightly in the front and hangs slightly lower in the back.
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