By: Brittani Trujillo
In the midst of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Luke Bryan put on what is yet, in my opinion, another spectacular performance. Bryan performed for Frontier Nights on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, along with his opening act, Chris Janson. Janson, who calls Bryan his friend and credits him for helping his career, played for 40 minutes, to kick-off Frontier Nights. His musical talents include not only singing, but guitar, drums, and harmonica. Janson played with energy and charisma, warming the crowd up just right for Bryan, who played for nearly two hours. Bryan played his heats and spent time talking with the crowd as well. His performance of course included his signature dance moves while singing “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” and Bryan showcased his piano skills while singing “Strip It Down.” The arena, which holds 19,000 was sold-out, as was the arena floor, with little room left for those who wanted to dance.
Cheyenne Frontier Days itself is a plethora of food vendors, carnival rides, and country and western outfitters. If you forgot your cowboy/cowgirl hat, do not fret-there are plenty of vendors selling hats where you are bound to find your style. If you want cowboy/cowgirl boots, Boot Barn is also on hand. Daytime events include rodeos, saloons with lesser known artists, a parade, Chuckwagon cook-off, and a pancake breakfast.
While many may not enjoy the daytime events, Cheyenne Frontier Days and Frontier Nights are more than worth the two-plus hour traffic-laden drive. Of course, any evening ending in a Luke Bryan performance is worth the travel time. Especially when the opening act plays with as much fun and energy as Chris Janson (who by the way I will now download music from). If you have yet to make it to Cheyenne Frontier Days and Frontier Nights, mark your calendars for next year and head to our neighbor to the North. You will enjoy the journey.