Saddle Up for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Get ready for 10 days where Las Vegas enbraces cowboy culture – not to mention the top competitiors in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding – as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns to the Thomas & Mack Center from Dec. 3-12.

Each year, the Wrangler NFR transforms the look and feel of the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Thousands of rodeo enthusiasts decked out in Wrangler jeans, Justin boots and cowboy hats fill hotels, casinos, restaurants, shopping malls and showrooms. In addition, hotel marquees are splashed with the names of the brightest stars in country music.

This year is no exception. The list of country icons performing in Las Vegas during the Wrangler NFR is a who’s who of past and present industry greats:

Tanya TuckerGolden Nugget (Dec. 3)

Sam Hunt, The Cosmopolitan (Dec. 4)

Little Big Town, Hard Rock Hotel (Dec. 4)

Big & Rich

Big & RichGolden Nugget (Dec. 4)

Josh TurnerOrleans (Dec. 4-5)

Nashville Unplugged, Brooklyn Bowl (Dec. 5)

Trick Pony, Suncoast (Dec. 5)

Trace AdkinsGolden Nugget (Dec. 5)

Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson, South Point (Dec. 6)

Terri ClarkGolden Nugget (Dec. 6)

Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Caesars Palace (Dec. 7)

Merle HaggardGolden Nugget (Dec. 7-8)

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels, Orleans (Dec. 7-8)

Curtis GrimesSouth Point (Dec. 8)

LeAnn RimesGolden Nugget (Dec. 9)

Eli Young Band, House of Blues (Dec. 10)

AlabamaGolden Nugget (Dec. 10-11)

LoCash, Treasure Island (Dec. 11)

Gary Allan

Gary AllanHard Rock Hotel (Dec. 11)

Cody JohnsonSouth Point (Dec. 12)

Of course, the cowboy culture doesn’t stop with the music. Check out the 2015 NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show throughout the Wrangler NFR, and be sure to enjoy some great down-home country cookin’ at delicious Las Vegas restaurants. 

And after each day of the NFR, be sure to attend the after-parties for buckle-award celebrations and a party that last deep into the night! 

Saddle up and get ready for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!