Cheyenne Frontier Days
During the last full week of July, join us for an exciting 10 days of rodeo, concerts, western history and our famous blue jean western hospitality.
In late July each year, enjoy the rip-roaring excitement of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the
largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration in the world!
Cheyenne Frontier Days is the oldest continuously running and largest outdoor
rodeo and western celebration in the world. Known as the "Daddy of 'em All"
to rodeo cowboys, Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place in Cheyenne, Wyoming
every year during the last full week in July. This action-packed, one-of-a-kind event,
rich in century-old traditions and old-fashioned hospitality, celebrates the Old West
with a 10-day wingding of top-name entertainers, parades, free pancake breakfasts,
cowboys, cowgirls, Native American Indians, broncs, bulls and wild horses.
Cheyenne Frontier Days last year drew
550,000 fans from California to New
York, Maine to Florida, Michigan to Texas,
plus visitors from Canada, Mexico,
Australia, United Kingdom, France,
Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, Italy,
Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Austria,
Norway and Sweden.
One of the most noteworthy aspects
of the Daddy is that it is produced and
operated almost entirely by volunteers. More than 2,000 citizens
of Cheyenne (population 55,000) donate time year around to
bring the Old West alive for 10 days every summer.
The $1 Million PRCA rodeo, the
biggest payday on the regular
rodeo circuit, is topped only by the
National Finals Rodeo, and boasts
more contestants than any other
rodeo with 1,800 of the world's top
cowboys and cowgirls.
Cheyenne champion buckle is a coveted
item on the rodeo circuit. A win at Cheyenne can launch a
career, or revitalize a lagging career.
The 2006 event will be held July 21-30 in a dedicated $10
million complex housing an arena, track, carnival, Wild
Horse Gulch Frontier Village, authentic Native American Indian
Village, cowboy campground,
concessions and shopping.
Professional Bull Riders feature top bull riders testing their mettle
against 1,600-pound bulls in two evening performances.
Western parades wind through
downtown Cheyenne featuring
the largest collection of horse-drawn,
antique carriages in the world, many
from the collection of the Cheyenne
Frontier Days Old West Museum.
Free pancake breakfasts downtown in front of the newly
restored Union Pacific Depot, each serving upwards of 10,000
hungry visitors for free.
The authentic Native American
Indian Village is inhabited by
members of the Wind River
Reservation. Highlights include daily
performances of traditional music,
dance and storytelling.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Western
Art Show and Sale features nationally
acclaimed artists in an exhibition of more than 300 paintings,
bronzes, wood and alabaster carvings, and Navajo weavings. This
year marks the 26th anniversary of this show.
Annual United States Air Force
Thunderbirds aerial demonstration.
Frontier Days was the site of the
first Thunderbirds performance 52
The Chuckwagon Cook-off cooking
and camp demonstration displays authentically restored wagons
and participants dressed in period costume. Outfits compete
to win in six categories: best-configured wagon, best-tasting meat,
beans, bread, potato and dessert.
Frontier Days is honest-to-goodness excitement at its Western best
with daily rodeos, nightly concerts featuring top-name performers, an Indian Village,
parades, art shows, pancake breakfasts, a carnival, and more.
111th Frontier Days: July 20 - 29, 2007
112th Frontier Days: July 18 - 27, 2008
113th Frontier Days: July 17 - 26, 2009
113th Frontier Days: July 23 - Aug. 1, 2010
Bon Jovi Will Rock Cheyenne Frontier Days On Opening Night, July 20 2007.
Cheyenne Frontier Days welcomes legendary rockers Bon Jovi on July 20 to open the
Frontier Nights concert series at the 111th annual edition of the Daddy of 'em All.
"We are thrilled to add this huge rock event to our lineup this summer," said Contract
Acts Chairman Joe Lopez. "I know that Bon Jovi will be an amazing night on the Cheyenne Frontier Days stage."
Bon Jovi has remained one of rock's biggest stars and has sold more than one hundred million albums
worldwide. Remaining at the forefront of the music industry for over two decades, Bon Jovi continues to
make headlines by recently winning the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocal.
Bon Jovi also made history by becoming the first Rock & Roll Band to have a #1 hit on Billboard's
Hot Country Chart in May of 2006.
Bon Jovi has followed up their multi-platinum album Have a Nice Day with a new album called Lost Highway,
set for release on June 19. The first single from that new album, "(You Want To) Make a Memory," was released
to radio on Tuesday. Bon Jovi is scheduled for
live performances of "(You Want To) Make a Memory" on the upcoming CMT Awards broadcast, on Fox's "American Idol" and on NBC's "Today Show."
Bon Jovi-watchers have already discovered the album's title song, "Lost Highway," in the new box office smash film, Wild Hogs.
Another album track, "We Got It Going On," a duet with Big & Rich, is the theme song for the new Arena Football League season on ESPN.
In addition to his contributions in both the music and film genres, Jon Bon Jovi is a strong advocate
for many charities including his recently launched project Phase V Homeownership Project in October 2006,
designed to renovate 15 decaying homes in Philadelphia, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity,
the Saturn automobile company and a local charity for the effort.