CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in its 124 year history, Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled.
Billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, the popular event will not go on as scheduled in July due to COVID-19 concerns, event organizers announced Wednesday.
"We are heartbroken to announce that the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days has been cancelled. This has been an incredibly difficult decision; but the health and safety of our fans, volunteers, contestants, first responders, healthcare workers and everyone in our community is the only thing that matters right now," organizers tweeted.
Ticket sales have been suspended and ticket holders will have the option of either getting a refund or using them for next year's Frontier Days. More information can be found here.
The 10-day rodeo and music event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and plays a significant role in boosting Cheyenne's economy. The economic impact as a result of this year's cancellation is unknown.
Performers announced for the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days were Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson, Trace Adkins, Thomas Rhett with Hardy, Eric Church with Ashley Mc Bryde and Blake Shelton with John King.
Thomas Rhett, Eric Church and Blake Shelton shows have been rescheduled as part of the 2021 lineup. It's unclear if the other performers will return for next year’s event.