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Party Like A Cowboy During National Finals Rodeo In Las Vegas

Last updated: December 4, 2017 at 3:14 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Party Like A Cowboy During National Finals Rodeo In Las Vegas.

Saddle up! It’s that time of the year when Las Vegas goes country for the National Finals Rodeo. This year’s event hits the Thomas & Mack Center Dec. 7 – 16 with the best in bull riding, barrel racing and roping. Catch all of the rodeo action and then party afterwards with drink specials, country shows and autographs from your favorite cowboys.

Here’s what’s going on in Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo:


REBA, BROOKS &; DUNN at Caesars Palace during the rodeo in Las Vegas

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas

Dec. 8 – 10, 7:30 p.m.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Tickets from $59.50

Reba McEntire is known for her successful careers in music, TV and film. She has had 35 No. 1 singles and has sold millions of albums worldwide. You’ll know her hit songs like “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “Does He Love You,” “Fancy,” “Turn on the Radio” and more.

Country duo Brooks & Dunn have ruled the country charts for years with songs like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Neon Moon,” “Believe” and many more.

Catch these legendary artists all together in one amazing show at The Colosseum.

If you in town for rodeo in Las Vegas, check out X Country at Harrah's Las Vegas

X Country, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

X Country

10 p.m. nightly
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Tickets from $47.94

If you’re looking for an adult show with a country twist, look no further than “X Country” at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

This “Kick’n Topless Revue” features sexy dancers strutting their stuff to both traditional and contemporary country music while leaving nothing to the imagination.

There are more than 20 steamy numbers in the show with music from Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and more.

Jeff Dunham, comedy superstar will be at Caesars Palace on Dec. 6th

Jeff Dunham, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive

Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Colosseum
Tickets from $49.50

Comedy superstar Jeff Dunham brings his cast of characters to Caesars Palace with his new “Passively Aggressive” tour.

Over the past 46 years, Dunham and his famous characters like Walter, Achmed, Bubba J, Peanut and José Jalapeno have made audiences laugh. Dunham has set the Guinness World Records for the “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-Up Comedy Tour” and set the record for viewership on Comedy Central.

Live entertainment

Bars and lounges across Las Vegas will feature entertainment from country DJs and bands. The entertainment will run Dec. 7 – 16.

Caesars Palace

  • Live country DJ at Spanish Steps nightly from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with line dancing on Thursday – Sunday.
  • Alto Bar will feature a live country DJ from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. nightly.
  • Boots on Stage Concert Series at Cleopatra’s Barge from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Dec. 7 – 10 and Dec. 14 – 16. After the band, you can dance to a country DJ until 2 a.m.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

  • There will be free live bands nightly in the Extra Lounge.

Live Rodeo Feeds

Our Las Vegas hotels will have live feeds of the rodeo at multiple locations

Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

You can watch a live feed of the NFR main events nightly at these locations:

Caesars Palace: Spanish Steps Bar located inside the Roman Plaza near the Absinthe tent.

Harrah’s Las Vegas: at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and the Harrah’s Piano Bar.

Flamingo Las Vegas: at Garden Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas

Bally’s Las Vegas: at the Bally’s Race and Sportsbook

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Appearances and autograph signings

Caesars Palace

  • Dec. 8:  There will be Miller Coors Cowboy autograph signings at Spanish Steps Bar from 10 p.m. to midnight.
  • Dec. 9 and 10: There will be Miller Coors Cowboy autograph signings at Spanish Steps Bar from 1 – 3 p.m.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

  • Dec. 8 and 9: Rocky McDonald and Beau Hill will sign autographs from 10 – 11 p.m. at Toby Keith’s.
  • Dec. 8 and 9: Autograph signings at Harrah’s Piano Bar from 11 p.m. to midnight.
  • Dec. 15: Saddle Bronc Riders The Wrights, CoBurn Bradshaw, DeMoss brothers, Taos Muncy, Sterling Crawley and more will appear at Toby Keith’s from 12 – 2 p.m.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

  • Dec. 9 and Dec. 15: There will be autograph signings with cowboys from 10 p.m. – midnight at Extra Lounge.

Flamingo Las Vegas

  • Dec. 9 and 15: Miller Coors autograph signings with two riders will be held at 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar from 11 p.m. to midnight.
  • Dec. 9 and 15: Miller Coors autograph signings with two riders will be held at Garden Bar from 10 – 11 p.m.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

  • Dec. 9: Miller Coors rider appearance from 1 – 3 p.m. with two cowboys.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino

  • Dec. 15: The Miller Coors Riders will make an appearance from 10 p.m. to midnight with two cowboys.

Country Bars

If you’re looking for country music, mechanical bulls and dancing, you’ll want to hit up a country bar while you’re in Las Vegas. Here are a few suggestions:

Looking for the best bar that has country music? Head over to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas

This bar, named for Toby Keith’s song “I Love This Bar,” always has free live country bands on stage. Listen and enjoy while you’re eating Southern food favorites.

Keep an eye out — you never know when you’ll see Keith himself pop in for a visit.

There’s also a retail shop with clothing and music.

Redneck Riviera at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas

Country star John Rich, half of the duo Big & Rich, opened his bar, Redneck Riviera, last year. The bar features live country music nightly and you just might catch a performance from Rich himself. Grab a beer or specialty drink and take in the Strip views. There’s also a food menu available from Wahlburgers restaurant, which is located downstairs from the bar.

Drink specials are available at PBR Rock Bar & Grill during the Las Vegas rodeo

Photo courtesy of PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. PBR is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated venue featuring everything a cowboy could want — a mechanical bull, a dining area, an expansive Strip-side patio, two DJ booths, four full-service bars and a specialty frozen drink bar.

Behind the main restaurant area is Rockbar, the ultimate party stop. Challenge your buddies to a game of beer pong, or play chess, checkers, battleshots, Jenga and flip cup.

Drink Specials

Bars around town will be offering drink specials during NFR, Dec. 7 – 16. These drink specials are available at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and Harrah’s Piano Bar  at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Extra Lounge and Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and Garden Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas:

  • $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

Enjoy these specials at Caesars Palace bars Alto Bar, Spanish Steps and Cleopatra’s Barge:

  • $16 Cocktails including the Gentleman Caller, Southern Hospitality, Whiskey Makes Me Frisky, Texas Mule, Orange Madness and South Padre Island.
  • $30 Beer buckets including five Coors Banquet or five Coors Lights.

NFR Shuttle Service

Several hotels offer nightly shuttle service to the Thomas & Mack Center for the rodeo. Shuttle stops can be found at Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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