Edge Fest Announces its Final Year

Edge Fest, Wyoming’s largest free music festival known for artists like Tones and I, Bishop Briggs and K.Flay, will mark its tenth anniversary and final year at Civic Commons Park in Cheyenne on August 24, 2024.

The final lineup will be announced on June 13 at a private party at the Lincoln Theater in Cheyenne. Fans who sign up for their email list at EdgeFest.com will receive invites. 

“We started Edge Fest to bring light, love and healing to the West Edge district of downtown,” said founder Dave Teubner. “We’re grateful for the generous and loyal support from everyone who’s been involved over the years, but recognize there are other opportunities that deserve the same spotlight and effort. Our tenth year feels like the perfect time to recognize the momentum of the West Edge revitalization, and step out a few years too early instead of a few years too late.”

Starting as a small, 100-person gathering in 2014, Edge Fest has evolved into a massive annual celebration (with the exception of 2020) drawing thousands of attendees and earning the distinction of Wyoming’s largest free music festival and Cheyenne’s largest food truck gathering. Edge Fest events have included national and international acts like Tones and I, Bishop Briggs, K.Flay, LP, Devon Cole, Coin, Tai Verdes, Claire Rosenkrantz and Paul Cauthen. The festival has included local artists, including Devanteslayedit, Pocketbook Prophet, Bob Leferve & The Already Gone and Luna Rae.

In addition to showcasing a diverse range of musical talent, Edge Fest has also been a platform for local businesses, featuring art installations, craft vendors and food trucks from the Cheyenne community and surrounding areas, providing a boost to the local economy.

“Making this festival accessible for everyone is what’s truly important to us,” Teubner remarked. “I’ve had many people come up and thank me for keeping Edge Fest free, because it meant their family could go to a concert together or take their kid to their first show. And we love that because no one buys tickets, people can spend their money on delicious food from local food trucks or shopping local  booths, which they do! We hear from our vendors that Edge Fest is their best day of sales for the year—so it really feels like a win for everyone in the community.”

The event has been kept free due to upwards of $350,000 worth of donations and time from local individuals, companies and organizations as well as all labor, coordination and execution donated by Warehouse 21, a Cheyenne-based marketing and event firm owned by Teubner. While a worthwhile investment, the Edge Fest team recognizes that the focus on this event means donors and volunteers may not be able to support other community opportunities.