Wyoming Music Festivals: Summer 2018

Brace yourselves, Wyoming. Summer is here. Plan your music schedule now!

This festival season, take a photo of you (and your friends) at a Wyoming music festival, use the hashtag #wyofest and post it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

June 1-August 31: Fridays on the Plaza featuring Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with The Young Dubliners, Tris Munsick and the Innocents with Shotgun Shogun, Black Lillies with J Shogren Shanghai’d, Redbush with Peculiar Patriots, Edison with The Lonesome Heroes, Mama Lenny and the Remedy with Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine and more. Cheyenne: fridaysontheplaza.com

June 2: Hiwater Hoedown at The Yard featuring Jalan Crossland, Low Water String Band, Deep Blue Rub. Saratoga: facebook.com/theyardsaratoga

June 5-August 28: Sweetwater Brown Bag Concert Series featuring Whiskey Slaps, J Shogren Shanghai'd, Chris Welch, Amber Sweeney and more. Rock Springs: downtownrs.com/sweetwaternow-brown-bag-concert-ser

June 6-July 25: Summer Concert Series featuring J Shogren Shanghai'd Duo, The Woodpile, The Lonesome Heroes, Whippoorwill, 10 Cent Stranger, Franklin Good Boy, and The Still Tide. Laramie: uwyo.edu/union/cac/summer-programs/summer-concert-series.html

June 17-August 19: JacksonHoleLive! featuring Glen David Andrews, Blitzen Trapper, D.J. Williams' Shots Fired, and Anderson East. Jackson: jacksonholelive.org

June 21-August 16: Music in the Park featuring Marc Burger and The Ride, Kelly Richie, The Symbols, Marshal Star Band, Two Tracks, and more. Rawlins: rawlins-wyoming.com

June 22-23: Evanston Bluegrass Festival featuring Pato Banton & Band, The Barefoot Movement, Nu Blu, Wild Mountain, Whippoorwill, The Good Time Travelers, Ridge Gilmour, Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs, and more. Evanston: bluegrassevanston.com

June 22-23: Donkey Creek Festival featuring The Unknown Knowns, Low Water String Band, Taylor Scott, The Devil’s Daughters, Jelly Bread, Thunder and Rain, Ghost Town Blues Band, and more. Gillette: donkeycreekfestival.com

June 23-August 19: Soundcheck Summer Series featuring Sally & George, Whippoorwill, Samantha Rise, The Barefoot Movement, In/Planes, The Boom and the Bust, Timmy The Teeth, Jared and the Mill, Dead Horses, Sarah Jane Scouten and more. Pindale: pinedalefinearts.com

June 30: Bighorn Mountain Brewfest featuring The Two Tracks and Gary Small & One Earth. Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area: antelopebuttefoundation.org/bighorn-mountain-brewfest

July 2-July 30: Central Wyoming College Summer Concert Series featuring Speakeasy, Packin in the Mail, WyoJazz, Light Along the Shore, Lost Springs Band. Lander and Riverton: cwc.edu/calendar

July 3-August 18: Grand Teton Music Festival featuring Audra McDonald, Leila Josefowicz, Julian Rachlin, Olga Kern, Edgar Meyer, Dover Quartet, Canadian Brass, Nikki Renée Daniels, and more. Teton Village: gtmf.org

July 7: Elevation 8076' Celebration featuring Whitney Rose, Tommy Ash, Mean Mary, Jessie Smith, Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts. Centennial: facebook.com/elevationcelebration

July 13-15: Targhee Fest featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Funky Meters, James McMurtry, The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey and Mofro, The Dirty Knobs, Hard Working Americans, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and more. Alta: grandtarghee.com

July 14: Laramie Brewfest featuring Basmati. Laramie: laramiebrewfest.com

July 3-August 26: Concert on the Commons featuring Mandolin Orange, Shook Twins, Calle Mambo and The Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole, HoneyHoney, Futurebirds and more. Teton Village: jacksonhole.com/concert-on-the-commons.html

July 19-August 23: Lander LIVE featuring Susto, Main Squeeze, Shovels and Rope, Futurebirds, Canyon Kids, Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, Whippoorwill, Bob Lefervre and the Already Gone. Lander: landerlivemusic.com

July 20-22: Big Horn Mountain Festival featuring Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Bryan Bowers, The Two Tracks, Prairie Wildfire, Jeff Troxel & Brian Wicklund, and more. Buffalo: bighornmountainfestival.com

July 20-22: Antelope Butte Summer Festival featuring Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, Jalan Crossland, Dodgy Mountain Men, Dave Munsick and the Little Band, Maw Band, and more. Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area: antelopebuttefoundation.org/antelope-butte-summer-festival

July 20-29: Frontier Days featuring Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, Nickelback, and Dierks Bentley. Cheyenne: cfdrodeo.com

July 27-28: WHAT Fest featuring Young Dubliners, Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, Jalan Crossland, Elk Tongue, The Woodpile, Two Tracks, John Poland, Seth McGee, Wolves in Cheap Clothing and more. Centennial: whatfest.com

July 27-29: Oyster Ridge Music Festival featuring The Two Tracks, The Brevet, The Powell Brothers, Hackensaw Boys, The SteelDrivers, Moors & McCumber, Grant Farm, and more.  Kemmerer: oysterridgemusicfestival.com

July 29-August 5: Wyoming's Big Show, the Sweetwater County Fair featuring Chase Rick, Warrant, Midland, Seether, and Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Colin Raye. Rock Springs: sweetwaterevents.com

August 4-5: Beartrap Summer Festival featuring The Two Tracks, The Black Lillies, Head for the Hills, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Grant Farm, Town Mountain, Roots and Boots Tour featuring Colin Raye, Aaron Tippin, and Sammy Kershaw, and more. Casper Mountain: beartrapsummerfestival.com

August 4-5: Big Horn Basin Folk Festival featuring Heaven Bound, Connie Dover, Darrel & Tyson Lonebear, Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, Mt. Sinai Synagogue Dancers, Dave Munsick & the Little Big Band, Rattlesnake Ridge, Jared Rogerson, Round the Bend, and Whiskey Slaps. Thermopolis: wyomingfolkfestival.com

August 10-12: Targhee Bluegrass Festival featuring Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, I’m With Her, Billy Strings, Red Molly, Marty Stuart, and more. Alta: grandtarghee.com

August 10-12: Nowoodstock - Ten Sleep Music Festival featuring Ten Cent Stranger, Low Water String Club Band, Jalan Crossland, Prairie Wildfire and more. Ten Sleep: nowoodstock.com

August 11: Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews featuring Morgan Whitney, Chuck Dittman and Amy Rasdall, WY5, Liz Mandeville, and Bobby Messano & Broken Toys. Rock Springs: downtownrs.com/sweetwater-blues-n-brews

August 16-18: Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival featuring Lochwood, Wood Belly, The Barefoot Movement, and more. Worland: wyobbqandbluegrass.com

August 25: Edge Fest featuring Bishop Briggs and Wildermiss. Cheyenne: facebook.com/EdgeFestWY

August 25: Centennial Uptown Breakdown featuring Pat Sansone Trio, CUP & Yuka C. Honda, Dakota Dave Hull, Max Hatt & Edda Glass, Jackie Myers, 10c Stranger, Wolves in Cheap Clothing, J Shogren Shanghai'd. Centennial: facebook.com/pages/Centennial-Uptown-Breakdown

September 1-2: I Slept With The Band Traveling Music Festival featuring J. Shogren, Wendy Woo, Harley and the V Twins, Tyler T, Eef and Stacey Turpenoff, Riley Ann One Woman Band, and more. Saratoga and Alcova: isleptwiththeband.com