Stagecoach Brings in Dollars to Local Economy
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INDIO- Tens of thousands of visitors gave once last yee-haw at the final day of Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
The music festival brings out dozens of country music artists, for three days of cowboys, cowgirls and campouts.
Police arrested about 130 people by Saturday night, topping the number of arrests at the same point in Coachella Fest the weekend before.
"It's a little bit different because we are getting more alcohol related offenses, as opposed to the two festivals before with Coachella. There's a combination of drug related offenses and alcohol and this is predominately more alcohol," said Ben Guitron, spokesperson for Indio Police.
About 55,000 people came out for Stagecoach, that's about 30 thousand less than the Coachella crowd. But restaurant owners say this latest group tends to give them a bigger boost.
"Stagecoach brings in what we wait for all year every year," said Flora Orozco, an employee at Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill.
-Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.