Fridays no longer at the Hynds

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - The planning committee for Fridays in the __? (formerly Fridays in the Hynds) is currently planning its sixth season. It is an eight-week concert series that acts as an economic catalyst for downtown Cheyenne. This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers, and is made possible by sponsors.

For the past five years, the series has been held in the historic Hynds building in order to put the lights on in what was formerly an unused space in a prime downtown location. This year, the series will light up a new venue.

The series annually draws hundreds of people to downtown Cheyenne. From 7-10 pm is when the concerts take place, so that patrons have time to frequent restaurants before the shows and bars after the concerts conclude.

One of the goals is demonstrating – both within and outside of the area – that Cheyenne is a vibrant community and a great place to work and live.

The concerts take place every Friday in February and March. This year plans to add some extra flavor to the shows through live art, dance lessons, and even hula-hooping.

If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Jesse Fishman at jessekayfishman@gmail.com or Mike Morris at mikemorris307@gmail.com.

For the last five years, an event has occupied Friday nights, bringing new life to the old Hynds building, bringing Cheyenne's young professionals together for an evening of entertainment from local bands. The idea for Fridays in The Hynds began as a way to keep lights running in the Hynds. That idea turned the old building into a multi-use art space. But now times are changing.

"The new owner is going to begin developing the building." Mike Morris, co-organizer of the event said, "There'll be development with the Hynds building now, and that's outstanding."

While the Hynds building is getting a new lease of life, the event itself will have to find a new venue. Although this winter's events are delayed, organizers say that the events will continue when a new venue is found.

"We had such a good experience with this event last year," Morris told KGWN, "And over the last five years, that we felt it was necessary to continue."

Meaning organizers are on the hunt for a new building, and talent,
to keep the lights running, and pumping new excitement into Cheyenne's nightlife once again.