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Cheyenne Frontier Days announces 2023 concert lineup

The 127th Cheyenne Frontier Days will host some of the biggest names in country music once again.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Grab your cowboy boots and hat — the Daddy of 'Em All is just around the corner and Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) has announced its 2023 night show schedule.

Eric Church kicks off the 127th annual CFD on Friday, July 21.

Cody Johnson and Whiskey Myers perform the final night on Saturday, July 29.

Other headliners this summer include Tim McGraw, Jon Pardi, Old Dominion, Zach Bryan and Five Finger Death Punch.

Papa Roach, Paul Cauthen, Chase Rice, Kip Moore and Carly Pearce are also scheduled to perform at CFD in 2023.

Tickets for the Frontier Nights shows go on sale Wednesday, March 15, at CFDRodeo.com. Tickets range from $23-$48 for rodeo, $25-$105 for PBR and $77-$107 for concerts.

The 127th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days opens Friday, July 21, and runs through Sunday, July 30.

Cheyenne Frontier Days 2023
Frontier Nights schedule

  • Friday, July 21 — Eric Church with Paul Cauthen
  • Saturday, July 22 — Old Dominion with Chase Rice
  • Sunday, July 23 — Zach Bryan
  • Monday, July 24 — Professional Bull Riders
  • Tuesday, July 25 — Professional Bull Riders 
  • Wednesday, July 26 — Five Finger Death Punch with Papa Roach
  • Thursday, July 27 — Tim McGraw with Kip Moore
  • Friday, July 28 — Jon Pardi with Carly Pearce
  • Saturday, July 29 — Cody Johnson with Whiskey Myers

Held the last full week of July, CFD is a huge, 10-day western celebration.

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 CFD 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 Wed., July 26.

The Thunderbirds have been a staple of CFD 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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