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Yee Haw: Go Round The Las Vegas Strip For The 2018 National Finals Rodeo

Last updated: December 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm. Posted by in Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Yee Haw: Go Round The Las Vegas Strip For The 2018 National Finals Rodeo.

Yee-haw, ride ‘em cowboy! Check out what to do in Vegas for the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which runs Dec. 6 – 15 this year. In addition to all the rodeo events at the Thomas & Mack Center, you’ll find several NFR events, entertainment and things to do on the Las Vegas Strip.

Annual Wrangler national Finals Rodeo 2018

Caesars Palace

Reba, Brooks & Dunn will get you in the NFR spirit on Dec. 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15

Reba, Brooks & Dunn. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn                                                                                 

Reba, Brooks & Dunn will get you in the country spirit on Dec. 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15. On top of several GRAMMY and CMA awards, Reba has 35 No. 1 singles under her belt and is considered the No. 1 female country touring artist.

Joining the successful country star is superstar duo Brooks & Dunn, who are also chart-toppers and winners of more than 80 industry awards.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in The Colosseum.

Lasso throwing and Live DJ at the Spanish Steps Bar located outside of Caesars Palace

The Spanish Steps Bar at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Spanish Steps

  • Lasso throwing (Dec. 6-9)
  • Live DJ playing country music (Dec. 7-8, 14)
  • Drink specials and samplings
The Alto Bar at Caesars Palace will be hosting a Reba, Brooks & Dunn after-party

Alto bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Alto Bar

  • From Dec. 6-9, Alto Bar hosts a Reba, Brooks & Dunn after-party
  • Drink specials served in a boot souvenir glass
  • Live DJ playing country music from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Cleopatra's Barge hosts its Country Concert Series the weekend of NFR

Channel your inner Cleopatra this NFR weekend. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Cleopatra’s Barge

  • From Dec. 7-9, Cleopatra’s Barge hosts its Country Concert Series starting at 9:20 p.m.
  • Live rodeo streaming from Dec. 6-8 (10 a.m. – noon)
  • Drink specials
Watch the NFR live while enjoying a cocktail or two at Montecristo Bar

The perfect pairing after the perfect rodeo. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Montecristo Cigar Bar

  • Live feed of NFR main events
  • Drink specials and samplings

Harrah’s Las Vegas 

15 South will be at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill during National Finals Rodeo 2018

Rock ‘n’ roll with 15 South at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. Courtesy photo.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Throughout the entire NFR week, there will be special events:

  • Live country music from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. nightly
  • Autograph signings from Dec.7-9 and 14-15
  • Appearances by both Jack Daniels and Saddle Bronc riders
  • Drink specials, samplings and a boot souvenir glass available for purchase

You’ll also catch the upbeat local band, 15 South, known for their mix of country and rock ‘n’ roll sound. Brothers Leonard and Leon Quenneville offer a high-energy show, performing both covers and original music.

While you’re here, the food at Toby Keith’s is not too shabby either. How do fried bologna sandwiches and deep-fried Twinkies sound?

NFR festivities and free entertainment at The Piano Bar located at Harrah's Las Vegas

The Piano Bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Piano Bar

  • NFR festivities and free entertainment from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. nightly
  • Live feed of NFR events
  • Appearances by Jack Daniel riders (Dec. 7-9, 14-15)
  • Drinks specials and sampling

Ruth’s Chris filet. Photo courtesy of Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Ruth’s Chris Jack Daniel’s Tasting

Ruth’s Chris hosts a Jack Daniel’s Tasting on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. The fine steakhouse will feature a special Jack Daniel’s pairing menu, as well as live country music entertainment, drink specials and sampling.

Enjoy the drink specials that Carnaval Court at Harrah's Las Vegas

Drinking’s just more fun at Carnaval Court. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Carnaval Court

  • NFR festivities and free live entertainment on Dec. 7-8
  • The Rider’s Afterparty will include a mechanical bull, photo opportunities and pop country music and live bands (dates to be announced)

Drink Specials at all Harrah’s Las Vegas bars 

  • $7 Coors Banquet and Coors Light
  • $12 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Honey
  • $13 Gentleman Jack
  • $14 Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Red Bull
The X Country girls are bringing their dance moves and heat to the Las Vegas Strip

X Country. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

X Country

The sultry X Country girls strut their stuff and entice the audience, all while sashaying to traditional and today’s hottest country hits. The show is at Harrah’s Cabaret at 10 p.m. nightly.

Planet Hollywood Resort & casino

Florida Georgia Line at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Florida Georgia Line at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Florida Georgia Line 

Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line performs live in Vegas with a limited residency on select dates from Dec. 1-11 at Zappos Theater. You’ll also see performances by special guests Mason Ramsey and Canaan Smith. Selling more than 4 million albums worldwide, the multi-platinum duo is known for breaking musical genres, touring with the likes of the Backstreet Boys and rap artist Nelly. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Drinks and free entertainment at the Extra Lounge in Planet Hollywood for NFR 2018

Extra Lounge. Photo courtesy of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Extra Lounge

  • Events from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. including free entertainment with live country bands
  • Live steam of NFR
  • Autograph signing sponsored by Coors Banquet
  • Drinks served in a boot souvenir glass
Photo of server at Blue Moon Bar in Planet Hollywood Resort.

We’re not even sure how long “once in a blue moon” is. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Blue Moon Bar

  • From Dec. 7-8 and 11, Blue Moon Bar offers drink specials and more (9:30 p.m. – midnight)
Photo of Bottle Service at Heart Bar Planet Hollywood

Heart Bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Heart Bar

  • Throughout NFR, Heart Bar offers drink specials, sampling and giveaways from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Live country DJ music, as well as go-go dancers donned in cowgirl attire
PBR Bar and Grill offering drink specials and a mechanical bull during NFR week

Photo courtesy of PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

PBR Bar in Miracle Mile Shops 

  • Mechanical bull rides
  • Drink specials
  • Games like beer pong, giant Jenga, flip cup and more

Flamingo Las Vegas 

New bar at the Flamingo Las Vegas - Bird Bar

Bird Bar.  Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Bird Bar

  • NFR festivities from Dec. 6-8 and 14-15 (10 p.m. – 1 a.m.)
  • Miller Coors-sponsored autograph signings (dates to be announced)
  • Drink specials
  • Line dancing entertainment, as well as a country music DJ
  • Rider appearances
Photo of a martini glass at the Garden Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas

Garden Bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Garden Bar

  • NFR festivities from 7 p.m. – midnight, nightly
  • NFR live streaming of rodeos
  • Drink specials
  • Rider appearances and Miller Coors autograph signing

Rio All-suite hotel & casino 

Things To Do In Las Vegas For National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas show Chippendales

Shirts are overrated. The Chippendales aren’t. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Catch the steamiest show in Vegas: During Chippendales, you might just be the lucky cowgirl they bring up to the stage. Saddle up! Show times are 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Drink Specials at all Rio Las Vegas Bars

  • $7 Coors Banquet
  • $6.50 Coors Light
  • $11 Jack Daniel’s and Jack Honey
  • $15 Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
  • $13 Gentleman Jack
  • $11 Tito’s
  • $14 Red Bull / Tito’s cocktail

Additionally, iBar will have multiple drink specials and there will be a radio remote here on Saturday, Dec. 10. (Time to be announced.)

Other participating properties

Check out other NFR happenings on the Strip:

  • Bally’s Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas will both offer drink specials and live streaming of the rodeo
  • The Book at The LINQ will offer drink specials and Miller Coors-sponsored autograph signings
  • Interlude at The Cromwell will host an event featuring Coors Banquet specials and Jack Daniels promo models

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