By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is using the lure of live music to encourage people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The department and Cheyenne Frontier Days have partnered to offer, through a raffle, a free pair of Cheyenne Frontier Days concert tickets to one person who gets vaccinated sometime between May and June. Everyone who gets vaccinated through the Health Department will be entered in the drawing.
The raffle winner will be drawn June 30.
It wasn’t clear which concert the tickets would be for, or if the winner would have a choice. And we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to see Garth Brooks this way.
However, there are tickets available for all the other night shows, which include:
- July 24: Thomas Rhett with Rhett Akins, the singer’s father
- July 25: Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson
- July 28: Maren Morris with an opening act to be announced
- July 29: Eric Church with Ashley McBryde
- July 30: Kane Brown with Restless Road
- July 31: Blake Shelton with John King
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department raffle follows the lead of other cities and states that have offered all types of incentives to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus, including offering free donuts, alcohol and even scholarships or $1 million, as is the case in Ohio, according to CNN.
A Walmart in Georgia offered a $200 gift card to employees who got vaccinated by a certain date. The University of Wyoming has also entered its vaccinated employees into drawings for free AirPods, iPads and an Apple Watch and given employees who report their vaccinations an extra personal day off.