• 14-NOV-2022

  • Las Vegas

Country Entertainment Takes Center Stage in Las Vegas During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

LAS VEGAS — A world-class lineup of country entertainment will roll through Las Vegas complementing the cowboy competition taking place at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10. From Academy of Country Music Award (ACM) winners and longtime legends to comedians with a country twist, there’s a boot-scootin’ show for every cowboy and cowgirl in the Greatest Arena on Earth.

Headlining Acts at Iconic Venues
The most iconic theaters and arenas in Las Vegas play host to the globe’s biggest country superstars throughout NFR. Visitors can expect nightly appearances by Strip resident headliners, chart-topping musical acts and celebrated comedians.

Country singer-songwriter Cody Jinks takes the stage at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Downtown Hoedown brings a lineup of country music stars to the Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Nate Smith and Scotty McCreery play the attraction’s 3rd Street Stage, with Neal McCoy at the Main Street Stage and Lainey Wilson at the 1st Street Stage.

Chart-topping country artist Cody Johnson plays the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 9.

Comedian Steve Treviño plays The Mirage Theater at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 8. The resort also hosts Ron White, who brings his countrified laughs to the stage from Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

Palms Casino Resort presents the Santa Jam at the Pearl Concert Theater on Sunday, Dec. 4, featuring country artists performing classic holiday songs. The lineup includes Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Matt Stell, Jackson Dean, Ashley Cooke, Shane Profitt, and Danielle Bradbery.

The latest country superstar to headline a residency on the Strip, Miranda Lambert is back at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 30; Saturday Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 4; Thursday, Dec. 8; and Saturday, Dec. 10 to Sunday, Dec. 11.

Five-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Award winner Luke Bryan continues his Luke Bryan: Vegas residency at the Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, taking the stage on Wednesday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3; Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

The “King of Country” returns to Las Vegas, as George Strait brings his “Strait to Vegas” residency back to T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3.

Southern blues rock band ZZ Top returns to The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for a limited engagement, playing on Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 4; Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas presents headlining shows throughout the week of rodeo. The lineup includes Gary Allan with Drake Milligan from Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3; Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen and Corb Lund on Sunday, Dec. 4; country rocker Koe Wetzel with Bones Owens and Ben Burgess on Tuesday, Dec. 6; and Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas presents country-inspired comedy sets from Bobby Bones on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Leanne Morgan on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Notable Shows and Afterparties with Live Entertainment
Showrooms, country bars and music venues in Las Vegas keep the party going during NFR, as nightly entertainment can be found throughout the destination.

A long-running Vegas NFR tradition, Gary Leffew’s Buckaroo Ball takes place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10. The celebration includes live music Thursday to Sunday each week, with performances by Dez Houston & The Longwood Band and Steve Sturgis and the Riflemen.

The Showroom at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino hosts several country music icons throughout NFR, with performances by Lonestar on Thursday, Dec. 1; Tanya Tucker on Friday, Dec. 2; Marty Stewart on Saturday, Dec. 3; Ray Wylie Hubbard on Sunday, Dec. 4; Ronnie Milsap on Monday, Dec. 5; Aaron Tippin on Wednesday, Dec. 7; Bellamy Brothers on Thursday, Dec. 8; and Jamey Johnson on Friday, Dec. 9.

Rodeo fans can also experience the official gift show of the NFR, Cowboy Channel’s Cowboy Christmas, which features over 350 exhibitors from across the United States. A yearly tradition since 1986, the event is hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10. In addition to the unique products available for purchase, Cowboy Christmas features interactive experiences, live entertainment and free entry to all visitors.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade hosts rising country star Elle King on Friday, Dec. 2, followed by the Turnpike Troubadours on Friday, Dec. 9.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino presents the MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone at Level Up from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10. The resort also hosts country singer and comedian Rodney Carrington at the David Copperfield Theater from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino presents Rodeo Vegas at BetMGM Sportsbook from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10, featuring nightly live music. The lineup includes Casey Donahew Band on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 4; Lainey Wilson on Friday, Dec. 2; Josh Abbott Band on Saturday, Dec. 3; Danielle Bradbery on Monday, Dec. 5; Glen Templeton on Tuesday, Dec. 6; Randy Rogers Band on Wednesday, Dec. 7; Travis Denning on Thursday, Dec. 8; Elvie Shane on Friday, Dec. 9; and Ian Munsick on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Orleans Hotel and Casino presents Boyd's Rodeo Viewing Party and a Buckin’ Bash After Party with live entertainment at its Bourbon Street Lounge from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec.10.

The Sand Dollar Downtown at Plaza Hotel & Casino presents a lineup of country shows, including Justin Carder on Thursday, Dec. 1; Sam Riddle on Friday, Dec. 2; Lennon Roach on Sunday, Dec. 4; Davey & The Midnights on Monday, Dec. 5; Thrillbilly Deluxe on Tuesday, Dec. 6; Angels & Outlaws on Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Kareeta on Friday, Dec. 9.

Resorts World Las Vegas presents Rodeo World throughout NFR, hosting viewing parties with live entertainment at Dawg House Saloon & Sports Book and RedTail. Artists performing at the resort include Chris Cagle on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 2; Dee Jay Silver on select dates from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 10; Mitchell Tenpenny on Saturday, Dec. 3; Shenandoah on Friday, Dec. 9; and Clay Walker on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Singer and songwriter Ned LeDoux plays the Veil Pavilion at Silverton Hotel Casino from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Friday, Dec. 2.

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa presents a Ram Rodeo Tailgate Party with live music at the South Point Grand Ballroom from Thursday, Dec. 1 for Saturday, Dec. 10. The resort also presents an NFR Viewing Party at The Showroom from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10, featuring performances by Chancey Williams from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 3; Aaron Watson from Sunday, Dec. 4 to Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Randall King from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 10. Nightly entertainment will also take place in the hotel’s Grandview Lounge.

Multiple Canadian Country Music Awards winner Corb Lund takes the stage at The Space Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas features several performances throughout NFR, including Jake Worthington on Friday, Dec. 2; Triston Marez on Saturday, Dec. 3; Randall King’s Tonk Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 4; Tyler Braden on Friday, Dec. 9; and Haley Mae Campbell on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino features live entertainment throughout the celebration. The lineup includes Rebel Hearts from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Thursday, Dec. 1; Brian Lynn Jones and Rob Staley from Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3; Scotty Alexander from Sunday, Dec. 4 to Monday, Dec. 5; Kevin Fowler from Tuesday, Dec. 6 to Wednesday, Dec. 7; Michael Austin from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 10; and Jimi Nelson from Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

Hosting the official Wrangler NFR Viewing Party, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas presents nightly entertainment at 24 Oxford. The lineup includes Easton Corbin on Thursday, Dec. 1; Dillon Carmichael on Friday, Dec. 2; Glen Templeton on Saturday, Dec. 3; Dan Smalley on Sunday, Dec. 4; Will Jones on Monday, Dec. 5; Ben Gallaher on Tuesday, Dec. 6; Wyatt McCubbin on Wednesday, Dec. 7; Drake Milligan on Thursday, Dec. 8; Joe Nichols on Friday, Dec. 9; and Heath Sanders on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino presents NFR After Dark from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 10, featuring nightly live entertainment. The lineup at its Cabaret Theater includes Trent Wilmon on Thursday, Dec. 1; Hayden Haddock on Friday, Dec. 2; Lindsey Cardinale on Saturday, Dec. 3; Joshua Ray Walker on Sunday, Dec. 4; Johnny Owens from Monday, Dec. 5 to Tuesday, Dec. 6; Mike & The Moonpies on Wednesday, Dec. 7; Steve Helms on Thursday, Dec. 8; Micky and the Motorcars on Friday, Dec. 9; and Thom Shepherd on Saturday, Dec. 10. The lineup at the iBar includes a daily NFR Live Feed Viewing Party and shows from Steve Helms and The Dirty Bourbon Band, as well as performances by Thom Shepherd from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 4; Ashland Craft from Monday, Dec. 5 to Tuesday, Dec. 6; and Megan Ashley and Macy Dot Neal from Wednesday, Dec. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 10. Additionally, Josh Ward takes the stage at the resort’s Groups & Meetings space on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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