Road closures begin March 27 for Festival Setup

INDIO ­– There is a first time for everything and this time it’s closed roads. For the first time, road closures will be in effect ahead of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as well as Stagecoach to allow for set up, city officials said Friday.

A road closure will be in effect on Avenue 50 between Monroe Street and Madison Avenue from March 27 to May 8, according to a statement from the city of Indio. More closures and access routes will be announced next week.

“This is the first year Avenue 50 has been closed in advance of the events to allow for pre-show setup, so we wanted to let residents and businesses know in advance about alternate routes,” Indio’s Community Services Manager Jim Curtis said in a prepared statement. “The road closure is necessary to protect the safety of workers, residents and commuters.”

Residents can take alternate routes through Highway 111, Dr. Carreon Boulevard, Avenue 48 and Avenue 52.

The festivals will be held Friday to Sunday each weekend from April 14 to April 30, with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the first two weekends and Stagecoach the last weekend.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 15 and 16 and April 21, 22 and 23, and Stagecoach will take place April 28, 29 and 30.

Additional closures and access routes in the city will be detailed next week.

For concert logistics, questions or issues, please call 760-391-4112 or email


Image Sources

  • Road closed: Shutterstock