Every December, the Entertainment Capital of the World invites cowboys and cowgirls to party ‘til the cows come home with a lineup of incredible events and entertainment during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), which kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 5. After the fun, hit the Strip to keep the party going with your fellow rodeo fans.
Get ready to be starstruck with these amazing acts rocking the stage the entire NFR run. Country songstress Shania Twain will kick off her residency Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Dec. 6-7, 11, 13-14 and 18.King of Country George Strait returns to T-Mobile Arena to play songs from his more than 30 years of number one hits, Dec. 6 and 7. The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas welcomes a troupe of acts including Country Music Award Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion on their “Make it Sweet” Tour Dec. 4 and 5, Academy of Country Music Award nominee Gary Allan returns for the fifth year in a row Dec. 6 and 7, up and coming country artist Cody Johnson plays Dec. 12 and Koe Wetzel brings their contemporary punk rock meets raw, hillbilly east Texas country music Dec. 13. For three nights only, Jason Aldean performs his hits inside Park Theater at Park MGM, Dec. 6-8. GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment icon Dwight Yoakam will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut with a six-night residency, An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat, at the Encore Theater, Dec. 4, 6-7, 10, 12 and 14. The longest-running country residency, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Dec. 4, 6-8, 10-11 and 13-14. Singer-songwriter Kip Moore and critically acclaimed country group Midland will take the stage at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Dec. 14.
Knee Slapping Comedy
For one hilarious night only, actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Encore Theater inside Wynn Las Vegas, Dec. 5. Funny man Rodney Carrington will return with his belt buckle busting routine at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Dec. 5-14. Blue Collar Comedian Ron White brings his raucous comedy routine back to the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage Hotel & Casino , Dec. 6-7 and 13-14. Get more Blue Comedy from fan favorite Bill Engvall when he does his hilarious stand up at the Treasure Island Theatre at Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas, Dec. 6.
Rodeo Fun for All
For the ultimate rodeo experience, visit the Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Dec. 4-15. Free to the public and so much to enjoy, from great shopping and interactive displays to the Junior World Finals and the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, you’ll want to see it all. The Tropicana Las Vegas is rustling up the ultimate rodeo celebration with 2019 NFR Rodeo Week with a number of events, including the 65th Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant (Dec. 1-8), Tailgate Party (Dec. 5-14), Bullfighters Only 2019 Las Vegas Championship (Dec. 5-14), Hooey Jam (Dec. 5-14), WNFR Closed-Circuit Viewing Party (Dec. 5-14) and Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball (Dec. 5-7 and 12-14). Downtown Las Vegas celebrates NFR with the 33rd Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience with full length performances by chart-topping country music sensations, including Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, David Lee Murphy, Filmore, Gabby Barrett and Jackson Michelson on Dec. 4.
The Mirage Hotel & Casino will rope in NFR fans during “Rodeo Vegas” at the Race & Sports Book, with nightly live music from a star-studded line up, including: Mitchell Tenpenny (Dec. 5), Easton Corbin (Dec. 6), Casey Donahew Band (Dec. 7 and 9), Riley Green (Dec. 8), Chancey Williams Band (Dec. 10), Glen Templeton (Dec. 11), Marc Chesnutt (Dec. 12), LANCO (Dec. 13) and Chris Lane (Dec. 14). For more intimate performances, Parlor Lounge will host Britt Stokes Dec. 3, 5-7 and Glen Templeton Dec. 12-14.
The Showroom inside Golden Nugget Las Vegas will host a variety of country music legends, such as Terri Clark (Dec. 5), Clay Walker (Dec. 6), John Michael Montgomery (Dec. 7), The Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 8), Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 9), Tracy Lawrence (Dec. 10), Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan (Dec. 11), Ray Wylie Hubbard (Dec. 12) and Jamey Johnson Colt Ford (Dec. 13). Finally, kick up your heels at Treasure Island – TI & Gilley’s Saloon as they thrill rodeo fans with amazing entertainment from Scotty Alexander (Dec. 5-6), Chancey Williams Band (Dec. 7-8), Reckless Kelly (Dec. 9-10), Kevin Fowler (Dec. 11-12), Chad Prather (Dec. 13) and Rob Staley Band (Dec. 13-14).
In the city of entertainment, you’re sure to find the right way for you to celebrate. YEE HAW!