Cheyenne Frontier Days will feature both country and rock music plus a dose of bull riding this year.

This past week, three acts were added to the 107th Frontier Days celebration: rock groups Static X and Lo Pro and country performer Blake Shelton.

Static X and Lo Pro join headliner Staind on opening night, Friday, July 18.

A day later, Shelton opens for Toby Keith, one of the hottest musicians in the country.

His tour is among the top draws in North America and he has won video awards for his hawkish anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue," which struck a chord with Americans incensed by the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Keith has been nominated for eight Academy of Country Music awards. Another Frontier Days performer, Alan Jackson, gained six nominations. Jackson performs July 25 and 26 with Joe Nichols.

The rest of the Frontier Week night shows includes 3 Doors Down and Our Lady Peace, July 20; Professional Bull Riders, July 21-22; Chris LeDoux and Diamond Rio, July 23; and Willie Nelson and Montgomery Gentry, July 24.

Ticket prices range from $18-$50 for the night shows. Frontier Park Arena seats about 14,000 for concerts and 19,000 for rodeos.

Nine Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos will be held at 1 p.m. each day July 19-27. Rodeo tickets cost $10-$22.

The Frontier Days calendar also includes:

--Parades July 19, 22, 24 and 26.

--Pancake breakfasts July 21, 23 and 25.

--U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air show July 23.

--Carnival and midway July 18-27.

--Indian village July 19-27.

--Rodeo morning slack July 16-19, 21-22, 25-26.

For ticket information, call (307) 778-7222.

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-- By The Associated Press

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