Cheyenne Frontier Days Announces Night Show Concert Lineup for 127th Daddy Of ‘Em All Rodeo

From Eric Church to Tim McGraw to Five Finger Death Punch, Cheyenne Frontier Days on Thursday. announced the concert lineup for the 2023 western celebration. Tickets go on sale beginning March 15.

Renée Jean

March 03, 20234 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

The largest outdoor rodeo in the world will have the greatest concerts all in one place, all in one week, in an event that’s going to be packed with not just great music, but great rodeo, great food, and a great time.

Cheyenne Frontier Days has just announced a star-studded concert lineup for the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days, and it has some of the biggest names in both country and rock music in it.

The opening concert on July 21 will be American country music singer-songwriter Eric Church, with opening act Paul Cauthen. 

Church has nine studio albums through Capitol Nashville, including his debut album, Sinners Like Me, and, more recently, Soul. The latter is part of a triple-album set.

Church’s many awards include Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. He’s also been nominated for numerous Grammy awards.

But the musical set is just getting started with Church. Other well-known, popular country music artists appearing during Cheyenne Frontier Days include:

• Old Dominion with Chase Rice on July 22 

• Zach Bryan on July 23 

• Tim McGraw with Kip Moore on July 27

• Jon Pardi with Carly Pearce July 28

• Cody Johnson with Whiskey Myers on July 29

Heavy Metal Band In The Mix

Not all of the bands are country, however. One of the world’s most popular heavy metal bands will also be performing, Five Finger Death Punch, with opening act Papa Roach on July 26.

Contract Acts Chairman Scott Lewis told Cowboy State Daily he’s particularly excited about this year’s musical lineup and believes everyone will have a great time.

“We’ll have a VIP section that we’re doing for our night shows where we’re going to have boxes down in front basically that people can purchase,” he said. “They will get a VIP experience with two free drink tickets. There’ll be some bar snacks, they’ll have private entrance and private bathrooms.”

Rodeo nights are set for July 24 and 25 with the Professional Bull Riders – Team Series, and PRCA Rodeo action July 22 through July 30.

Ticket Sales Begin Soon

Tickets for the concerts and the rodeo will go on sale March 15, but will be online only for the first day of sales, at

The ticket office will then reopen for in person sales at 9 a.m. MDT March 16. 

Prices range from $77 to $107, with rooftop tickets starting at $200. Daily rodeo tickets are from $23 to $48, with rooftop starting at $100. PBR tickets are $25 to $105.

A $3 discount is available on rodeo tickets and a $5 discount on concert tickets if purchased before July 1.

A Frontier Nights Fast Pass gains early admission to the Party Zone, voucher for best-available, same-day rodeo tickets, and a souvenir rodeo program. 

A full events schedule is online at

Rodeo World

“Cheyenne Frontier Days is one of the largest, if not the largest, Western celebrations in the United States,” Lewis said. “This is the 127th year of Cheyenne Frontier Days. It’s a Western tradition that we’re very proud of and we have 3,000 volunteers who volunteer for Cheyenne Days, as well as a staff of full-time employees that focus year-round on making this the best western festival every year, the final week of July.”

Cheyenne Frontier Days will feature daily rodeo, free pancake breakfasts, four free parades, a carnival with games and food, vendors selling western goods, and an Indian village where Native American culture can be experienced.

“It’s just amazing what we have here,” Lewis said. “You know, for one week the city of Cheyenne hosts around 500,000 people in a big, big, big celebration of people from all over the world.”

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Renée Jean

Business and Tourism Reporter