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The HonkyTonk Dance Hall

The most fun you can have with your boots on!  Enjoy the most engaging DJ’s, energetic dance instructors and widest variety of country dancing found anywhere, anytime.

Did we mention air conditioning? Take a lesson or show off your skills, watch a performance or join in the fun… but don’t miss out!

The HONKYTONK DANCE HALL is located in the terrace as you enter the festival! Decor by The Funky Junk Sisters

Enjoy OPEN DANCING Friday – Sunday starting at 10am and in between all the line dancing lessons, clogging, swing dancing & more.

See below dance performance workshops and lesson schedules for your area of interest.

HONKEYTONK DJs:

DJ STACI NICHOLS
Many couples know Staci as the ‘country wedding’ DJ. Featured in many wedding magazines and blogs, her popular sets at Stagecoach 2014 were a fan favorite.
FRIDAY – DJ Staci & DJ Dave 5:00pm—8:30pm, SATURDAY 2:00pm-6:00pm, SUNDAY 10:00am-1:30pm

DJ DAVE BYRD
Known to fans from San Bernardino’s Brandin’ Iron, Dave is an award winning DJ who started his career as a musician and front man in dance bands. He has also worked steadily as an on-air radio personality, TV announcer and commercial spokesman.
FRIDAY – DJ Staci & DJ Dave 5:00pm—8:30pm, SATURDAY 2:00pm-6:00pm, SUNDAY 10:00am-1:30pm

DJ TOMMY
Tommy C has been part of Stagecoach since the festival began. As part of a country morning show he has interviewed many of Stagecoach’s talented artists. As a dee jay, he has hosted the big RV parties in the RV Resort for years. If you ever stopped by the dance parties hosted by Tommy, you know he puts on a great show. This year, Tommy moves the party into the festival! Come dance and have a blast at the HonkeyTonk with music from Tommy C.
FRIDAY 10:00am-1:30pm, SATURDAY 6:00pm-9:30pm, SUNDAY 1:30pm-5:00pm

DJ MIKE BENDAVID
Bendavid is an award-winning DJ and country dance instructor. Previously named Country Dance DJ of the year, he’s choreographed for TV, film and taught celebrities how to dance. Mike and his wife, Diana, were also featured in Toby Keith’s video, “I Love This Bar.”
FRIDAY 1:30pm-5:00pm, SATURDAY 10:00am-2:00pm  SUNDAY 5:00pm—7:30pm

DJ HISH
Hish was raised on his mother’s classic country, father’s rock ‘n’ roll, and everything in between. After moving to Nashville in 2011, he quickly began to make a name of himself with his electro-infused take on country music.
FRIDAY
9:30pm-close, SATURDAY 9:30pm-close with a special Mickey Gilley/Urban cowboy tribute! , SUNDAY 8:30pm-close

LIVE MUSIC:

The HonkeyTonk is proud to feature these live bands:

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The Podunk Poets are a rowdy, duet-fronted band from Los Angeles with a classic country, honkytonk feel. They create original music inspired by their love of the classic sound of country duet legends such as Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Recently, they were on the bill with Merle Haggard at the Ink-N-Iron Festival and have played the Folk Revival Festival, Los Angeles and San Diego Pride Festivals, The Hotel Cafe, Grand Ole’ Echo, House of Blues, Pappy & Harriet’s, and other great venues around California and the country.
Catch them on Friday 8:30pm-9:30pm

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NOT TO BE MISSED! Founder of one of the most famous Honky Tonk bars, the legendary Mickey Gilley will light up the stage! Although he is a cousin to both Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, Gilley forged his own path by opening the Texas nightclub that became famous in the hit film URBAN COWBOY starring John Travolta and Deborah Winger. Many of his country songs have reached #1 on the Billboard charts including the mega-hit song “Stand by Me” and the Grammy award-winning “Orange Blossom Special” both featured in the movie.

Catch him on Saturday 7pm to 8pm at the MUSTANG STAGE. MOVED TO THE MUSTANG. YEE HAW

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There is no one else like the Doo-Wah Riders. For over 30 years they have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. They possess the rare combination of may years of experience and youthful energy, fired by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wah Riders are country, with a unique, original sound. They define their style as “high energy country with a cajun twist”. Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic, contemporary, and original songs have made they favorites everywhere they go.
Catch them on Sunday 7:30pm-8:30pm

DANCE INSTRUCTION:

LINE DANCING
All levels (Beginners to Advanced) are invited to stomp the day away with dances like the Tush Push, Redneck Angel, Slappin’ Leather, American Kids, and many more. Come try out the exclusive Stagecoach Shuffle created by dance instructor Anne Marie Dunn.

Friday Lessons:
10:20am – 10:40am  “Rock Me” Beginner
11:00am – 11:20am   “Double Shot of Crown” Beginner
11:40am – 12:00pm   “Funkey Donkey” Intermediate
12:20pm – 12:40pm  “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” Beginner
1:45pm – 2:00pm       “Cowgirl Twist” Beginner
2:20pm – 2:40pm      “Two Step Line Dance” Beginner
3:00pm – 3:20pm      “Cowboy Cha cha” Partner Dance
3:40pm – 4:00pm     “Two Step” Partner Dance
6:30pm – 6:45pm      “STAGECOACH SHUFFLE” Beginner
7:00pm – 7:20pm       “No Other Rider” Beginner
7:40pm – 8:00pm      “Cowboy Cha Cha” Partner Round Dance Beginner

Saturday Lessons:
10:20am – 10:40am  “American Kids” Beginner
11:00am – 11:20am    “Slapping Leather” Intermediate
11:40am – 12:00pm   “Copperhead Road” Intermediate
12:20pm  – 12:40pm “Ten Step Polka” Couples Dance
1:45pm – 2:00pm        “STAGECOACH SHUFFLE” Beg. line dance
2:20pm – 2:40pm       “Somethin’ Bad” Intermediate
3:00pm – 3:20pm       “Goin’ Hamm” Beginner
3:40pm – 4:00pm       “Fireball aka Toca Toca Toca” Beginner
6:30pm – 6:45pm       “Drunk on a Plane” Beginner
7:00pm – 7:20pm       “American Kids” Beginner

Sunday Lessons
10:20am – 10:40pm  “My Kind of Night aka Love You Right” Beginner
11:00am – 11:20am    “We are Tonight” Intermediate
11:40am – 12:00pm    “Gravedigger” Beg. Beginner
12:20pm – 12:40pm    “STAGECOACH Shuffle/Theme dance” Beginner
1:45pm – 2:00pm         “Boys Round Here” Intermediate
2:20pm – 2:40pm        “Just Getting’ Started” Intermediate
3:00pm – 3:20pm       “Southern Light aka Neon Light” Beg. line dance
3:40pm – 4:00pm       “Shake It Off” Beg/Int line dance
6:30pm – 6:45pm        “Elvira” Beg. line Dance
7:00pm – 7:30pm         Crowd Choice

CLOGGING
Kick up your feet with some of America’s nationally recognized cloggers. Featured on America’s Got Talent and the classic TV show, HEE HAW, Brian Bon and his group will perform and teach innovative precision clogging, step dancing and explosive stomp that anyone can learn to do.

Friday
12:40pm – 1:30pm Clogging Performance/Workshop with Powerhouse!
Saturday
5:20pm – 6:05pm  Clogging Performance/Workshop with Powerhouse!
Sunday
4:15pm – 5:00pm   Clogging Performance/Workshop with Powerhouse!

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SQUARE DANCING
Join the California State Square Dancers & Cow Counties Hoedown Association for a rowdy set of square dancing. Internationally known caller Charlie Robertson will lead you to do-sa-do, promenade and square through four like crazy!

Friday
5:20pm – 6:05pm   Square Dance Performance/Workshop with Cow Counties Square Association
Saturday
4:15pm – 5:00pm   Square Dance performance/workshop with Cow Counties Square Association
Sunday
12:40pm – 1:30pm  Square Dance Performance/Workshop with Cow Counties Square Association

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WEST COAST SWING
Come learn the official state dance of California! Led by instructor Rhonda Diamond , this smooth and sexy partner’s dance is done to a variety of musical genres. Easy to learn but impressive to watch and perfect for all ages. You won’t need a partner to join in; there will be plenty of teachers!

Friday
4:15pm – 5:00pm   West Coast Swing Performance/Workshop with Diamond Swing
Saturday
12:40pm – 1:30pm  West Coast Swing Performance/Workshop with Diamond Swing
Sunday
5:20pm – 6:20pm   West Coast Swing Performance/Workshop with Diamond Swing

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GOOD ‘OL FASHIONED COUNTRY HOEDOWN

Forget TINDER! No partners needed! Meet and mingle while learning some of the hottest dances from the past. The Virginia Reel, Contra and Circle Dances – are flirty fun for everyone. Bow to a different partner every time!

Friday & Saturday
8:00pm – 8:30pm  Open dancing- HOEDOWN (come single or with a partner!)

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