Live Music Comes to Casper During CNFR Week

Chancey Williams and Lucas Hoge Set to Play

David Street Station and Ford Wyoming Center


May 18, 2021—Casper, Wyoming—Country artists Chancey Williams and Lucas Hoge will be playing the mountain town of Casper during College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), with performances taking place on Thursday and Friday evenings.


“Rodeo and country music are synonymous and we’re thrilled to have two musical performances during CNFR,” said Brook Kaufman, CEO of Visit Casper. “It feels good to welcome annual events back to Casper and having Chancey Williams and Lucas Hoge play will make this year one of the best ever.”


A country favorite, Chancey Williams will be taking the stage at David Street Station at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 to play a free concert. A native of Wyoming, Chancey was a saddle bronc rider and competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals, CNFR and Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was also the only artist besides Chris LeDoux to ride in and perform on stage at “The Daddy of ‘Em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days.


Following the CNFR performance on Friday, June 18, Lucas Hoge will play a free post-rodeo concert at the Ford Wyoming Center. Held outdoors in the parking lot, the concert will give attendees a bird’s-eye view of Casper while Hoge – a number one Billboard-charting artist who has shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride – performs a variety of songs, including his latest single “Get Lost.”


CNFR welcomes 400 of the best collegiate rodeo athletes to Casper from June 13 – 19, 2021, with performances taking place at the Ford Wyoming Center. Events include saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying, with qualifiers ranking in the top three for their event, along with the top two men’s and women’s teams from NIRA’s 11 regions.


Tickets to CFNR are on sale now at, and the facility is ready to welcome spectators with comprehensive cleaning standards, increased sanitization, plenty of space and an HVAC system that cycles the air six times each hour.


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About Visit Casper

Visit Casper is the official destination management organization for Natrona County and is dedicated to enhancing the county’s economic base through tourism. Casper is Wyoming’s second-largest city and is known for world-class fly-fishing on the North Platte River; is the annual host for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR); and has been named one of the top mountain towns in the country by Men’s Journal. More information can be found at You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or discover images and content with #VisitCasper.


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