Summertime is the best time to be outside as much as possible. And what better way to spend that time than at a music festival? There are quite a few music festivals happening this summer in Wyoming, but lets talk about just a few of them (and one of my favorites!) I even mapped them out so they would be easy to find for you guys. You can go check that out at
The Evanston Bluegrass Festival, which is a one day event that will be held on June 22, will have performances from regional and national musicians. The types of music that these artists will be performing include Bluegrass, Roots, Rockabilly and Folk. Here is the link to the Facebook Page- Evanston Bluegrass.
One of the events that Wyoming is known for is Cheyenne Frontier Days. This year, Cheyenne Frontier Days will take place from July 19 -28. Cheyenne Frontier Days is ultimately known for its rodeos, giving the event the nickname “Daddy of ’em All” . Marissa Palm, who lives here in Laramie, has gone to a few of the concerts at Cheyenne Frontier Days. “I love that there is such a huge and popular concert venue so close to home. There is always big names performing and it is always great to get out of town for a day and enjoy some good music. Another event that is held during Cheyenne Frontier Days is the concerts. People come from all over to enjoy the big names in the music industry. Go check out Cheyenne Frontier Days to learn more about the concert line up and all of the other events that will be going on.
Personally, my favorite music festival to go to is Oyster Ridge Music Festival in my hometown of Kemmerer. Oyster Ridge will take place on July 26-28. Some of the music that will be performed includes Americana, Cajun/Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Reggae, Rock, Folk and Variety. Oyster Ridge Music Festival is a festival that is free to the public. My younger brother Konner explains that Oyster Ridge Music Festival is one of his favorite things to do over the summer. “I try my hardest to make sure there isn’t anything else going on that weekend. It is definitely on of the highlights of my summer. It is able to remain free because of fundraisers like the Commissioner’s License Raffle. You can check out Oyster Ridge Music to get more information. This year is also the 25th anniversary for Oyster Ridge Music Festival (ORMF 25th Anniversary).
The WHAT Festival in Centennial takes place from July 26-27. This grassroots music festival was founded in 2003. You can enjoy the festival for $20 a day or $30 for the whole weekend. It is encouraged for everyone to spend $10 and come camp while they enjoy music. There will be a huge variety of genres being performed throughout the weekend, including Swing, Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, DJ/Dance/Techno, Ragtime, Cajun/Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, World, Roots, Funk, R & B/Soul, Reggae, Rap/Hip-hop, Rock, Folk, Latin and Variety. If you want to know when tickets go on sale or how the festival got started go check out WHAT Fest.
The Big Horn Basin Folk Festival in Thermopolis will be taking place on the 3rd and 4th of August. One of the perks of this festival is that Thermopolis is in the middle of Hot Springs State Park. There will be all kinds of music playing, including Americana, Ethnic, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, Roots, Folk, Gospel, Spoken Word and Children’s. Go check out Big Horn Basin Folk Festival for more information.
Now that you have a solid list of amazing festivals to go check out this summer, you can now make a whole new set of memories with your friends and family. Hopefully these festivals will take you to a new place and allow you to see the beauty that this wonderful state has to offer. Wyoming Music Festivals 2019 will give you an even bigger list of music festivals if you are looking for even more music and fun this summer.