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Cheyenne Frontier Days announces 1st concert act of 2023

Planning for the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days is underway.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Grab your cowboy boots and hat — the Daddy of 'Em All is just around the corner.

Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) has announced the first headliner of its 2023 night show schedule.

Rising country music star Zach Bryan will perform at the western celebration on Sunday, July 23.

Cheyenne Frontier Days said it will announce its full night show schedule on Thursday, March 2.

Three months after recording a live album at Red Rocks, Bryan will return to headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, on his "Burn Burn Burn North American Tour."

Recorded in November, Bryan's Red Rocks live album is titled "All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster (Live From Red Rocks)."

Frontier Nights concert tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, March 15. Tickets range from $77-$107 for concerts, $23-$48 for rodeo, and $25-$105 for Professional Bull Riding (PBR).

Held the last full week of July, Cheyenne Frontier Days is a huge, 10-day western celebration. The 127th annual celebration opens Friday, July 21, and runs through Sunday, July 30.

The event has been held every July since 1897, except for 2020, so that Cheyenne can celebrate its Old West roots. Frontier Days carried on through both World Wars and the Great Depression, when tough finances prompted it to become a mostly volunteer-run festival of rodeo, music concerts, parades and other events.

In addition to the world-class Frontier Nights entertainment acts, the event offers the world's largest outdoor rodeo – which draws the top pros who compete for more than $1 million in prize money. A Frontier Days belt buckle is among the most coveted prizes in rodeo. 

A complete Cheyenne Frontier Days schedule and event tickets can be found at CFDRodeo.com.

The 2023 Wings Over Warren airshow during CFD has been canceled after the loss of its headline act. The airshow had been scheduled for Wednesday, July 26.

The Thunderbirds have been a staple of Cheyenne Frontier Days since their first demonstration in 1953. The team did not fly in 2020 due to cases of COVID-19 in the flight team.

The 90th Missile Wing announced this summer's airshow will not take place after the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team canceled its appearance.

The Thunderbirds determined that performing in Cheyenne "carries too much risk with lack of an approved emergency landing airfield nearby," F.E. Warren Air Force Base announced.




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