The Cowboy Kickoff Concert returns for 2019 on Friday, September 13, in the University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium. This year, the rock band American Authors is the headliner.

Tickets are on sale now. Doors open at 6:00 PM. The Mowgli’s open the concert at 7:00 PM. Concessions, and beer and wine sales will be available on-site in the Arena-Auditorium concourse.

As part of the special weekend, the UW Cowboys Football will host the Idaho Vandals in War Memorial Stadium Saturday, September 14, at 3:00 PM. Combo tickets for both the concert and football game are available at a special price.

“We’re excited to bring back the kickoff concert this fall,” UW Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn said in a press release. “It’s a great event to kick off the school year for our students and the community, and represents a great partnership among UW Athletics, 7220 Entertainment and ASTEC.”

American Authors are best known for their hit singles “Believer” and “Best Day of My Life.” The group has been on the music scene since 2012.

General admission tickets purchased in advance for the seating bowl cost $30 for adults; $20 for UW students with UW student IDs; and $10 for children 12 years of age and under. Standing room only floor tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for students. All tickets purchased the day of the concert will cost $10 more per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at or in person at the UW Athletics ticket office, the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office or the Wyoming Union information desk.

Parking is free, but all cars must be removed from parking lots by midnight Friday, unless you are displaying a Football parking pass for your designated lot for the Idaho game Saturday, Sept. 14.

For more information about the Cowboy Kickoff Concert, ticket prices, parking, concessions, and artists, visit

2015 Cowboy Kickoff

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