Golden Nugget Las Vegas: the downtown destination for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Nightly performances by country music legends, an official Wrangler NFR barrel racer autograph session, viewing parties and more
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo by providing non-stop action for all rodeo enthusiasts Dec. 3 – 12. The downtown resort transforms into NFR headquarters offering a full lineup of rodeo activities, including free viewing parties and meet-and-greets with riders, culminating nightly at The Grand Event Center, where the biggest names in country music will take the stage.
Additionally, hotel rooms for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Golden Nugget Las Vegas are now on sale with room rates starting at $59.
The Golden Nugget will host seven world-class country performances Thursday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 11. All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $39, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call 866-946-5336.
Tanya Tucker │ December 3
Throughout her years as a country music phenomenon, Tanya Tucker has received several accolades including a Grammy award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and three Country Music Television awards. Her number one hits include “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” and “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).”
Big and Rich │ December 4
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Big Kenny and John Rich began their music careers in the late ’90s and released their first album, “Horse of a Different Color,” in 2004. Some of their biggest hits include “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” “8th of November,” and “Lost in This Moment.”
Trace Adkins │ December 5
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross.His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys.”
Terri Clark │ December 6
Terri Clark is an eight time Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has also taken home the Canadian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. Clark has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, with six number ones in both Canada and the U.S. including “Better Things To Do” and “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.”
Merle Haggard │ December 7 and 8
For the fifth year in a row, Merle Haggard brings the biggest fans of country music to downtown Las Vegas for one of the best concerts of the year. A country legend and powerhouse, Haggard will entertain with some of his biggest hits including “Pancho Lefty” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star.”
LeAnn Rimes │ December 9
LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With forty-four million albums sold, two Grammy awards, three Academy of Country Music awards and twelve Billboard Music awards, she has made her mark in the world of both pop and country music. Her hits include “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Stop the Moonlight.”
Alabama │ December 10 and 11
Alabama is back at the Golden Nugget for two encore performances this year. The group has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association three times, Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music five times and was also named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music. Iconic hits include “Mountain Music” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas.”
Nightly Viewing Parties:
Get into the action with live nightly Wrangler NFR broadcasts in The Gordie Brown Showroom. The giant screen closed-circuit viewing parties receive rave reviews from rodeo fans, making it the best spot to view all the action. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free with food and drink specials available for purchase. The rodeo will also be broadcasted in the Race and Sports Book, Rush Lounge, Gold Diggers and at various bars throughout the property.
Barrel Racer Autograph Session:
Meet and greet the Top 15 Wrangler NFR barrel racing contestants at the Golden Nugget sponsored autograph session on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 12-2 p.m. in front of The Grand Event Center. Contestants that will be present include Callie Duperier, Lisa Lockhart, Sarah Rose McDonald, Mary Walker, Sherry Cervi and more!
Giddy-Up at Gold Diggers:
Overlooking the famous Fremont Street Experience, Gold Diggers Nightclub goes country in honor of the Wrangler NFR. Hit the dance floor for top 40 hits all night long. Enjoy nightly drinkspecials sponsored by Jack Daniels and Coors Light.
Food and Beverage Specials:
Visit the Golden Nugget’s world-class restaurants for one-of-a-kind Wrangler NFR dining specials. At Vic & Anthony’s, recent Silver State award recipient for Best Steakhouse, guests will enjoy specials including A5 Kobe beef, dry aged steaks and tomahawks. Red Sushi, downtown Las Vegas’ best sushi restaurant, will feature a special Cowboy Roll with jalapeno and beef topped with tempura crunch and teriyaki sauce.
Rush Lounge and Stage Bar go country featuring rodeo specials from $4, sponsored by Coors Light, Crown Royal and Crown Royal Regal Apple.
Round up at Bar 46 for NFR specials from $4, sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon and Coors Light.
Saddle up poolside with the Rodeo Burger Special. For $12, enjoy a juicy hamburger served with hickory BBQ sauce and onion rings accompanied by an ice cold Miller Light or Coors Light.
$7,000 Golden Horse Race:
Saddle up for the $7,000 Golden Horse Race Friday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 10. 24K Select players earning 50 slot points on any participating machine at least one hour prior to the start of the race are eligible to participate. Participants will be prompted to select a horse on their slot machine screen. If a horse is not selected, the machine will randomly select one. Guests who select the winning horse for each race will split the $250 free slot play grand prize. Participants can play in four daily races at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information visit the 24K Select Player Club.
Spa & Salon Rodeo Specials:
Giddy up rodeo lovers. The Golden Nugget Spa & Salon is offering specialty treatments and giveaways perfect for every NFR fan! Specials begin November 20.
Saddle Up! 80-Minute Hot Stone Massage
After a long day at the rodeo, take aim at sore muscles, aching joints and rougher hides with the exclusive Saddle Up! Hot Stone Massage, which incorporates Arnica and other soothing botanicals with desert hot stones. The 80-minute massage treatment, using a Trail Boss Bar and Ranch Hand Cream, is one-of-a-kind. Take home a complimentary gift of Cowgirl™ Body Products to continue the Spa experience at home!
80 Minutes / $245
Desert Recovery 80-Minute Facial
Escape the ranch and indulge in the timeless Desert Recovery Facial! This 80-minute treatment wrangles wrinkles and tired skin. The facial is chocked full of Vitamins C & E, Neroli and Jojoba oils. Experience this one-of-a-kind treatment that transforms skin from rawhide to radiant.
80 Minutes / $230
PULL THE TRIGGER! Cowgirl™ Gift Basket Raffle December 1 – 13
Get rowdy and try your luck with the PULL THE TRIGGER! Cowgirl™ Gift Basket, featuring an array of products from Cowgirl™ Skin Care! Starting December 1, book an 80-Minute Desert Recovery Facial or an 80-Minute Saddle Up! Hot Stone Massage at the Spa & Salon to earn an entry into the raffle. To enter turn a Spa & Salon receipt in to Style & Trend. On December 13, three lucky raffle winners will be announced.
After a western-inspired service at the Spa, take the receipt to Style & Trend or 1946 and receive a special 10% discount on all retail. Take advantage of an additional 5% off with a purchase of $100 or more.
To book an appointment or learn more about the Golden Nugget Spa & Salon, visit goldennugget.com or call 702-386-8845.
For more information or to book accommodations at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, call toll free at 800-634-3454 or visit www.goldennugget.com.
ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2014 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR. www.prorodeo.com