By Britt Moreno
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (CBS4) – Grab the boots and cowboy hat — Cheyenne Frontier Days is underway!
On Friday night Brantley Gilbert takes the stage with Tyler Farr as the opening act. Also Friday, the Cinch Rodeo Shootout takes the arena. This is an invitational rodeo tournament with five events that test even the most talented cowboys and cowgirls.
PHOTO GALLERY: Cheyenne Frontier Days
The Riata Ranch Girls will also perform. They ride and rope surprising audiences with their courage atop horses.
Various musical acts take the stage over the next few days as well, including Little Big Town, Sawyer Brown, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Jason DeRulo with Flo Rida and Jason Aldean.
Everything culminates on July 24 & 25 when the Championship Bull Riding World Finals takes place. The winner gets $100,000.
Rodeo Clown Cody Sosbee (whose job it is to protect the riders) says “there’s never a dull moment” on the job.
Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place from July 21-30 this year. To learn more, go to cfdrodeo.com.