Cheyenne Frontier Days officially opens tonight, Capitol building to remain open Saturday’s

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Cheyenne Frontier Days, “the grand daddy of ‘em all,” opens tonight with featured performance by John Mellencamp.

The pro rodeo will kick off at 12:15pm Saturday and the official start of the week long event.

The Wyoming Capitol will open to the public on July 19th and 26th this year. This allows visitors access to the Capitol for tours and sightseeing on the Saturdays of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

“I want to invite anyone in Cheyenne for the Saturday parades to come by their Capitol building and take a tour,” Governor Mead said. “This is a great idea the Legislature came up with this year. We get a record number of visitors in Cheyenne for the Daddy of ‘Em All and we will proudly open our Capitol as a destination for visitors from near and far.”

The Capitol is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 19th and 26th. The Capitol Information Desk will be staffed.

– Provided by Governor Matt Mead’s Office