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It’s official: Garth Brooks to headline 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days

Garth Brooks performs before a sold out crowd at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA; March 2015. (Shutterstock)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Get your friends in low places ready! Garth Brooks has been announced as one of the many night shows coming to the Daddy of Em All this upcoming summer.

In a written announcement sent out from the Cheyenne Frontier Days on Thursday evening, officials announced the names for the 20201Frontier Nights entertainment series.

The 10 day festival is scheduled to return to Frontier Park from July 23 to August 1.

Last July, in a video Garth Brooks hinted that he may be making a return to CFD in 2021. In the video, he talked about the buckle he cherishes from the 100th CFD and announced is reappearance in the 125th rodeo. 

“Proud to say I cannot wait to see you for the 125th,” he said. 

One of my favorite memories was the fact that I got to play with Chris LeDoux,” he said. Wyoming rodeo and music legend LeDoux will be honored in the 2021 CFD. 

“Thanks for giving me one of the greatest moments of my life, to come as well,” said Brooks in the video. “I love you guys, cowboy up.” 

Once again, the Professional Bull Riders’ Last Cowboy Standing event at will be taking place during Cheyenne Frontier Days.

2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days’ Entertainment Schedule:

  • July 23:                      Garth Brooks with Ned LeDoux
  • July 24:                      Thomas Rhett with Rhett Akins
  • July 25:                      Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson
  • July 26-27:                 Professional Bull Riders – Last Cowboy Standing
  • July 28:                      Maren Morris with TBA
  • July 29:                      Kane Brown with Restless Road
  • July 30:                      Eric Church with Ashley McBryde
  • July 31:                      Blake Shelton with John King

All tickets for all performances will go on-sale Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. MDT

Tickets can be purchased at www.cfdrodeo.com, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office and by calling (307) 778-7222.

The full release from CFD is as follows:

Today Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced the 2021 Frontier Nights® entertainment series. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its exclusive Last Cowboy Standing series and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo will return to the arena in 2021.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. MDT at www.cfdrodeo.com, and by calling (307) 778-7222. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office will not be open for in-person sales at this time.

The entertainers announced and added to the 2021 lineup are Garth Brooks with Ned LeDoux; Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson; Maren Morris with TBA; and Kane Brown with Restless Road. Blake Shelton with John King; Eric Church with Ashely McBryde; and Thomas Rhett with Rhett Akins were rescheduled from 2020.

“We are so glad to be sharing this lineup for 2021 tonight,” Contract Acts Chairman Randy Krafft said.  “It has been a long year for all of us and we can’t wait to welcome our fans back to Frontier Park.”

The 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™ celebration is dedicated to the legendary Chris LeDoux. We are proud to honor Chris LeDoux and his ties to the rodeo and music worlds and his place in Cheyenne Frontier Days™ history. A bronze statue will be added to the sculpture collection on Frontier Park and a dedication will take place on July 23.

Additionally, the 125th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will culminate in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned and legends are made.

For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will return to attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt at Cheyenne Frontier Days, strapping in for their shot to make the buzzer. A rider must stay on his bull for 8 seconds to advance. If he gets bucked off, he is out of the competition. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.

There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.

Concert ticket prices range from $49 – $94, rooftop starts at $150. Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $35. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.

Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com.

Last years Frontier Days was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On April 7th, 2021, Cheyenne Frontier Days CEO Tom Hirsig was joined by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins to announce that CFD would be back in 2021. 

CFD organizers say they are working closely with and taking guidance from the Governor’s Office and public health officials, including the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While they are prepared to implement COVID procedures for cleanliness and sanitation, and will make adjustments as health and safety circumstances dictate, they do not expect any attendance limitations for concerts, rodeo or other CFD outdoor events.

“We are excited to get back to fulfilling our mission of economic impact to the community, and we look forward to safely welcoming our fans back to Frontier Park this summer,” said Tom Hirsig, CEO of Cheyenne Frontier Days. “It’s been a difficult year for our volunteers, staff, and the entire community. We hope this news will bring some optimism that we can finally see the light at the end of tunnel.”