Free Concert: The Sugarhill Gang and Members of The Furious Five

Aug 30, 2019 | Community

City expects crowd of 4,000+ for West Edge Collective’s free concert

Cheyenne, Wyoming – August 30, 2019 – City event coordinators expect more than 4,000 people to attend next month’s free concert at West Edge Collective, featuring The Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Fives’ Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio.

A collaborative event between West Edge Collective, the City of Cheyenne, and The Presidential Studio, attendance for the free September 20th show is expected to rival that of the Sir Mix-a-Lot concert on the plaza in July.

“We’re expecting to see around 4,000 music-lovers at this event. This is the type of music that brings people together,” said Jason Sanchez, Deputy Director of Community Recreation and Events. “It’s great to see that Cheyenne is becoming more known for its concerts, and to be able to bring a legendary group like The Sugarhill Gang to town is a big deal for us.”

Now on their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Sugarhill Gang will perform crowd favorites such as “Rapper’s Delight” and “The Message” in cities including London, Dallas, and now Cheyenne. Show openers will include local talent from The Presidential Studio’s “Funeral Friday” lineup.

“It’s clear that Cheyenne wants more cool things to do, and more things to be proud of… and what’s cooler than a free show with the pioneers of hip hop?” said Chad Willett, Founder of West Edge Collective and Strategic Coordinator for Forward Greater Cheyenne. “Doesn’t it make sense that pioneers should hang in the wild west?“

The free concert begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 707 W. Lincolnway. A variety of local food trucks will be on site, and alcohol will be available for purchase for attendees over 21.

Sugar Hill Gang 2019