Summer fun like Frontier Days and Hell of Wheels Rodeo might be done and over with, but the live fun in Cheyenne isn't even close to done!
Summer is coming to an end, the weather is getting cooler, and the business of the summer nightlife is slowing down. Welp, guess it’s time to pack up and go home. See you at Thanksgiving!
Really? Come on, you know us better than that – summer might be ending but the fun in 2023 isn’t even close to a conclusion. Fall does mean cooler weather, it means seeing the fall colors at Curt Gowdy, Pole Mountain and the Snowy Range. It means trout fishing is going to be picking up, and hunting season is here. But wait, we have fun in town too. Sure, everything pumpkin spice is going to be so in your face you won’t be able to smell cinnamon quite right until February – but I’m talking the nightlife, live music sort of fun! So let’s look at some of the top places to find live music and entertainment events still to come this year. Keep in mind these are just a few of the opportunities to find live music in Cheyenne, so make sure to swing by Cheyenne.org and keep tabs on our calendar to see where you can go for a fun, live experience in town!
#7: Ernie November
This is one for you metalheads out there! Ernie November, a music store by day and metal concert haven hole in the wall by night, is one of the more unique perhaps niche venues in Cheyenne. You can keep track of their upcoming concerts at the Visit Cheyenne webpage and at the Ernie November Facebook page.
#6: The Atlas Theater
Next up is The Historic Atlas Theater, the stomping grounds of Cheyenne’s own Little Theater troupe. Always down to present a musical or a comedy, the Little Theater Players always have something fun in the works. Be sure to check out Cheyenne.org or the Little Theater Website to check on their latest shows.
#5: Blue Raven Brewery
Blue Raven is the place to be when it comes to local, live music. On top of having great, local beer in the comforts of a beautiful historic Cheyenne cottage, this spot always has something going on. Every Friday night you can count on live music at the Blue Raven, along with open mic night on Wednesdays.
#4: The Bunkhouse
Every Friday and Saturday, one of the favorite spots to eat, drink and be merry in Cheyenne comes even more alive than usual. In the evenings, catch live country music bands and scoot your boots on the dance floor. In addition to consistent, fun live music, you can count on delicious food and a friendly atmosphere. Whether you're a local cowboy or just passing through, the Bunkhouse is one of the best spots for an injection of pure, wholesome Cheyenne Cowboy Culture.
#3: The Lincoln Theater
Another historical building in Cheyenne, the Lincoln was once a movie theater, then a dollar theater before shutting down for a time. Now it is one of the most happening live music venues in Cheyenne. What sets the Lincoln apart is the venue. A smaller, more intimate setting, complete with seats, standing room, and a bar along with an excellent stage and acoustics make the Lincoln a great spot to catch live music. From hip hop to cover bands to local jam nights, the Lincoln hosts it all.
#2: The Cheyenne Civic Center
From classic rock bands to the latest Broadway shows, the Cheyenne Civic Center is the place to be for some of the biggest shows in Wyoming. From timeless classics like Riverdance to music legends to the brilliant sounds of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Center has some of the most varied and biggest events in entertainment in Cheyenne. For a full schedule, check them out on the Visit Cheyenne website.
#1: The Outlaw Saloon
You would be hard-pressed to beat The Outlaw Saloon when it comes to a venue that can do it all. The Outlaw is often the place to be on the weekends, offering everything from live country and rock music to MMA fights. This local honky-tonk hotspot is a great place to get your line dance on or to find the next country music concert. The Outlaw is known for its variety, it’s fun honky-tonk atmosphere, and a consistent lineup of live music.
For schedules and other information, make sure you’re keeping tabs on the Visit Cheyenne calendar. These are just seven of the places to find live music in Cheyenne, and if your keep your eyes peeled, you’re guaranteed to find more. One thing is for certain, the live fun doesn’t end with the summer – it just keeps getting cooler.