Dust off the Boots and Scoot into
MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay During
2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
December 5 –14
MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay Host Nightly Live Entertainment, Cowboy Appearances and More During Rodeo Celebration
Dust off the cowboy boots and head to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 14 to experience all of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo festivities. During the 10-day event, the resorts will host a variety of activations including nightly complimentary viewing parties, entertainment and cowboy signings.
Gold Buckle Zone
Rodeo fans can two-step down to the Gold Buckle Zone every night of the 10-day rodeo celebration. Located in The Central at MGM Grand, this space will turn into a country extravaganza from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is complimentary. Scheduled entertainment:
- DJ Kirk
One of the leading DJs in the Midwest, DJ Kirk is widely recognized for his improvisation and live remixes, creating the ultimate high-energy atmosphere.
- Nightly performances from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The rockin’ country western show band Doublewide features members of the Boogie Knights band. One of Southern California’s premier country cover bands, this classic act combines the heart and soul of pop with classic country. Doublewide performs hits by artists including Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., among others.
- Nightly performances begin at 9:15 p.m., 10:25 p.m. and 11:25 p.m.
- Dee Jay Silver
Multi-talented DJ, remixer and producer Dee Jay Silver has played premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Guests should prepare to dance along to his unique mash-ups and remixes from all music genres ranging from hip-hop and rock to house and country.
- Nightly performances from midnight to 2 a.m.
2019 Home of the Champions Cowboys Autograph Sessions
MGM Grand is the official Home of the Champions, a group of elite athletes including 24-time World Champion Trevor Brazile, four-time World Champion Tuf Cooper and five-time World Champion Luke Branquinho. Additional athletes include five-time and reigning World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey, three-time and reigning World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O’Connell, four-time World Champion Kaycee Field, two-time World Champion Brittany Pozzi, World Champion Junior Nogueira and saddle-bronc rider Bradley Harter.
Fans will have the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the champions when they stop by the MGM Grand Main Lobby to meet fans and sign autographs. Signing sessions are scheduled as follows:
- MGM Grand Roster Cowboys
- Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Friday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- WNFR Tie-Down Roping Contestants
- Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.
Nightly Wrangler NFR Live Feed
MGM Grand will offer guests the opportunity to watch each NFR round live inside the David Copperfield Theater beginning at 5:45 p.m. Swing by and enjoy one of the city’s best rodeo viewing parties. Attendees can enter to win prizes from Wrangler and MGM Grand. Admission is complimentary and seating is first-come, first-served.
Comedian and country artist Rodney Carrington returns to the David Copperfield Theater to make guests laugh their boots off December 5 – 14. Nightly performances start at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or at any MGM Resorts International box office.
Saddle up for a wild week of entertainment and shopping as Mandalay Bay welcomes the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) December 5 – 14.
ROPER Cowboy Marketplace
Shop ‘til you drop at the ROPER Cowboy Marketplace at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from December 5 – 14. Cowboy Marketplace will host hundreds of vendors, allowing guests to maximize their western shopping experience daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rhythm & Riffs Lounge inside Mandalay Bay will transform into “Cowboyville,” a rodeo party hotspot offering guests complimentary nightly NFR viewing parties and performances by country crooners. Scheduled entertainment:
- Nashville Unplugged
The intimate all-acoustic show gives songwriters of some of the biggest country music hits the opportunity to showcase their music and provide the stories behind their famous lyrics.
- Performances are scheduled December 5 – 7; 12 – 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wolf Creek
The leading local country and rock band Wolf Creek boldly blends new-age country music with classic rock flair.
- Performances are scheduled December 5 – 9 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Scotty Alexander Band
Veteran singer, songwriter and recording artist Scotty Alexander is best-known for touring as
the bandleader for many national acts including Neal McCoy and Wayne Newton.
- Performances are scheduled December 10 – 14 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Mechanical Bull Riding at eyecandy sound lounge
Rodeo fans can head to eyecandy sound lounge to live out their dreams of being a professional bull rider and testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Admission is complimentary and seating is first-come, first-served.
Eli Young Band
Saddle up for an evening with GRAMMY-nominated country group Eli Young Band. The multi-platinum hitmakers are scheduled to perform Friday, Dec. 6 inside the House of Blues Music Hall. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com.