Story by Karen Cotton, owner of Sweet as Cotton Candy magazine
Tomorrow night, July 23, country music legend Garth Brooks is returning to Cheyenne Frontier Days for the 125th Daddy of ‘Em All. He’s kicking off the outdoor rodeo celebration with a sold out show at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This is one of the hottest concert tickets out there because last year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, for the first time in its history CFD was cancelled and large stadium concerts were, too. You could only see Garth on TV and online on his official Facebook page when he performed during the stay at home concerts when the United States and the world was shut down.
Ned LeDoux will be opening for Garth. Ned is an amazing musician in his own right. He will perform his own hits, as well as songs that were made famous by his father. Ned is the son of Chris LeDoux, an award-winning country musician and CFD rodeo champion who passed away in 2005 from liver cancer. Garth mentioned “a worn out tape of Chris LeDoux” in his hit song “Much Too Young” and that helped propel Chris into fame. The two singers and their families were close friends. Garth even tried to donate a portion of his liver to help save his friend, but it was incompatible, according to an article published in The Boot on October, 7 of 2000.
It would definitely be exciting to see Ned and Garth share a duet of “Much Too Young” on the Cheyenne Frontier Days stage in the Frontier Park arena tomorrow night. I also hope that Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, who is also an amazing award-winning country singer, will sing some of their duets. And she would perform some of her hits, too. But it’s not been confirmed if she will perform. Or what fans can expect tomorrow night, which makes it even more exciting for those people who are lucky enough to be legitimate ticket holders.
Beware country fans of people who are scalping their tickets online or in person for over their original price point. It is illegal and Cheyenne Frontier Days has a policy about that, the ticket will not be considered legitimate at the gate. There also a lot of crafty scammers out there. So buyer beware. There are a few legitimate contests for Garth Brooks tickets that are being run by local businesses, such as Gold’s Gym and the COMEA Shelter of Cheyenne. They have shared posts about their contests online on Facebook.
It’s been in the 90s during the day time this week and the Weather Channel is predicting another hot day tomorrow with a possibility of an afternoon rain shower and clear in the evening. But as everyone knows the weather in Wyoming is very unpredictable. So it’s best to come prepared. Tonight it is 75 degrees, but if the wind picks up a light jacket might help keep you warm. Travel rain ponchos are also helpful to have.
And even though cowboy boots are stylish, I’d advise wearing comfortable tennis shoes. You’ll end up doing a lot of walking in Frontier Park from the parking lot to the concert stands and checking everything out that the park has to offer.
Also bring cash, because even though there are usually ATMs at CFD they do charge a fee and some of the food vendors mainly take cash. That may have changed this year, and I will check and update this article if that’s the case.
There is also a first aid station under the grandstands at Frontier Park in case you get over heated, or have a medical emergency while you are at Frontier Park.
I’d also advise bringing ear plugs with you.
Frontier Park also has a clear bag policy that fans must abide by and you can read all about it on their official Website, as well as find a list of daily events by going to http://www.cfdrodeo.com
For more information about Garth Brooks go to his official web site http://Www.GarthBrooks.com