Welcome Reception Entertainment


Jim Wilkinson

Jim is a proud Wyoming native born and raised in Rock Springs. He is the Corporate Relations Manager for Cheyenne Frontier Days. Previously, Jim worked as an Account Executive for Miles Partnership for 14 years, selling marketing pieces in the Official Wyoming Travel Guide and TravelWyoming.com. In addition to working as a radio personality for over 20 years, his first love was music. Jim spent years playing in bands, opening for big name artists such as BTO, Three Dog Night, Mark Chesnutt, Restless Heart, The Bellamy Brother, and many others. Today Jim does an acoustic solo act around Southeast Wyoming and Northern Colorado, playing Country music, old and new, mixed with acoustic rock favorites.

Black Tooth Brewery

Legislative Reception Entertainment

Entertainment: Sam Munsick – Singer, Songwriter with BMI, sponsored by

Sam Munsick grew up on a small cow/calf ranch in Sheridan county WY. Music has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. His father, Dave, has passed down his love of the West and capturing it in the form of song. Sam went to Sheridan (WY) College and The University of Wyoming where he earned a Bachelors of science in Animal Science. He was a member of the rodeo teams as a bareback rider. After college Sam spent his time working for ranches in Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. Sams’ songs reflect his experiences on those remote ranches and tell stories that capture his love of ranching, rodeo and wide open spaces. He now lives south of Buffalo, WY with his wife Callie, daughter Macklee (5), and son Briggs (2). Sam is Owner/partner of K-M Fence Contracting and still works seasonally taking care of summer yearlings with his wife out in the Powder River breaks.

Sam writes and sings songs that come from the heart. His warm, strong, baritone voice and natural sense of style anchor the sound of The Munsick Boys to their home grown roots.

Salute to the Industry Reception & Gala

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and celebration including a live auction and the presentation of the industry’s most prestigious honor, the Big Wyo Award. The proceeds from this event support the goals of the WLRA Education Foundation, which was developed to serve the educational needs of the lodging and restaurant industry in Wyoming. The Education Foundation works to train, recruit and retain our valuable workforce by offering programs and partnering with other institutions on educational and mentoring initiatives to students across the state.