Billy Bob’s Texas Hosts Live Watch Party To Celebrate Its 39th Anniversary

Billy Bob’s Texas Hosts Live Watch Party To Celebrate Its 39th Anniversary

Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Now Airing on Circle

Received 18th nomination for ACM
Club Of The Year

The legendary Billy Bob’s Texas, located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, first opened in 1981. While concerts for April have been postponed due to social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the colossal Billy Bob’s Texas will continue their concerts as soon as possible.

While events may have been halted temporarily, Billy Bob’s Texas is doing their part to help the community and give back wherever possible. As part of a local effort, Billy Bob’s Texas recently partnered with Carter Bloodcare for a special community blood drive. A total of 339 units of blood were collected as a result and will be used to aid those in need.

As a way to celebrate the 39th anniversary of Billy Bob’s Texas on April 1, there will be a special watch party featuring some of the area’s most well known local talent. Artists performances will include Abraham Alexander, Austin Allsup, Bonnie Bishop, Chad Prather, Brad Thompson, Grady Spencer, Jack Barksdale, Jerrod Flusche, Johnny Cooper, Josh Weathers, Kris Luv, Matthew McNeal, Michael Lee, Rob Redwine, Smooth Vega, Summer Dean and more!

“Though we are moving through unprecedented times in the entertainment industry and the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, we still wanted to find a way to honor this milestone,” says Keitha Spears, Director of Marketing at Billy Bob’s Texas. “Parties at Billy Bob’s Texas typically take place on our dancefloor and in the showroom with several thousand of our closest friends, but that just isn’t an option this year. This watch party is a way for us to celebrate 39 incredible years in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards while staying safe and doing our part to flatten the curve. We are thrilled to partner with Visit Fort Worth and Tarrant to showcase local musicians and raise money for our creative community.”

There will be a virtual tip jar in association with the watch party where viewers can make donations that will that will go directly to the United Way of Tarrant County, Hear Fort Worth, Film Fort Worth Creative Industry Relief Fund which was developed to help support musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19. The initiative spearheaded by Hear Fort Worth is an extension of Fort Worth musician Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund.

 

The watch party can be seen on Billy Bob’s Texas Facebook page or by visiting here.

Billy Bob’s Texas has earned an impressive 10 ACM Nightclub of the Year Awards with 18 nominations. In 2020, the Academy of Country Music once again nominated Billy Bob’s for Club of the Year!

There are a handful of concerts that were postponed that have been rescheduled such as Easton Corbin (6/19), Justin Moore (9/26), Colter Wall (11/19) and more dates coming soon.

For more information on all rescheduling and future announcements, visit www.billybob’stexas.com.

Circle now airing Live At Billy Bob’s Texas!
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas gives the listener a front row seat to concerts at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The music series has compiled powerful performances featuring hits from legendary country music artists like Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Eddy Raven, Gary Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel, Janie Fricke and more.

Now, Circle network is carrying Live At Billy Bob’s Texas! Launched in January, Circle Media celebrates the country lifestyle and puts fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Based in Nashville, Circle includes a linear network as well as a companion over-the-top (OTT) premium entertainment service which is expected to launch in spring 2020. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV.

Live at Billy Bob’s Texas will air:
Wednesday, April 01 4:00pm EST – Billy Joe Shaver
Wednesday, April 08 4:00pm EST – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
Wednesday, April 15 4:00pm EST – The Charlie Daniels Band
Wednesday, April 22 4:00pm EST – Collin Raye
Wednesday, April 29 4:00pm EST – Tracy Byrd

Go to CirclePlus.com for shows, schedules and a simple guide to getting the channel.

Visit BillyBobsTexas.com/live-at-billy-bobs for more information.

Location:
Billy Bob’s Texas
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
(817) 624-7117
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About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”.

The facility can hold 6,000 rowdy patrons on a given night and has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.

Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.

To buy Billy Bob’s Texas merch, or any of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas CDs and DVDs, click here to visit the online store, or to buy tickets for special events and concerts, go to billybobstexas.com.

About United Way of Tarrant County:
United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

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Golden Entertainment, Inc. Announces Laughlin Event Center and Edgewater E Center Concert Lineup for Spring

Golden Entertainment Inc. has announced the spring concert lineup at Laughlin Event Center and Edgewater E-Center from Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, June 20. Hotel and entertainment packages will be available for select performances at Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort.

 

Concerts include:

  • Rockin’ on the River, Starring John Fogerty, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Don Felder. Laughlin Event Center, Saturday, March 14. Gates open at 4 p.m. and show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Ticket, room packages and more information can be found here.

 

As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty was crucial to the group’s success with hit singles and albums such as “Susie Q,” “Proud Mary” and “Bayou Country.” As a solo artist, he continues to be a rock and roll influence, featured on the “100 Greatest Songwriters” and “100 Greatest Singers” lists in Rolling Stone.

Known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and the “Godmother of Punk,” Joan Jett is a rock icon. The singer, songwriter and occasional actress has topped Billboard’s charts with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Former lead guitarist for the iconic rock band, The Eagles, Don Felder is a legend in his own right. As part of one of the most influential rock groups of all time, his rock ‘n’ roll skills can be heard beyond the band’s hit “Hotel California” and on his latest solo album “American Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

  • Charley Pride, E-Center, Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $48. Tickets, room packages and additional information can be found here.

 

With hits such as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “Someone Loves You Honey” and “Burgers and Fries,” country singer Charley Pride has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

 

  • Kane Brown, Laughlin Event Center, Friday, April 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Tickets, room packages and additional information can be found here.

 

Kane Brown, an American Music Award winner, is known for top hits including “What Ifs,” “Heaven” and the album “Kane Brown,” all landing on the music charts. Plus, Brown was the first artist to have simultaneous works topping five of Billboard’s country music charts. The CMT Music Awards nominee has also crossed genres with an EDM single with artist Marshmello, lending his voice to the song, “One Thing Right.”

 

  • Laughlin River Run, E-Center, Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Doors open at 6:30 and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Tickets for the Laughlin River Run concerts can be purchased online here.  

 

Edgewater’s E-Center will host live entertainment throughout the weekend of the Laughlin River Run, starting with the Grand Funk Railroad band on Friday, April 24. Hailing from Michigan, the “We’re an American Band” group is known for their crowd rocking music style and toured extensively over the past five decades to sold out audiences.

 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd will take the stage on Saturday, April 25. The blues singer and guitarist has headlined for iconic rock acts such as Van Halen, The Eagles and the Rolling Stones and has appeared as a musical guest on national late-night shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

 

  • WAR, E-Center, Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Tickets and additional information can be found here.

 

American funk band, WAR, mixes a variety of genres with their music including rock, jazz, Latin and blues. Formed in 1969, the group has put out top charting singles and albums, such as “The World Is a Ghetto” which has been named Billboard’s best-selling album of 1973.

  • Pitbull, Laughlin Event Center, Sunday, May 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Tickets, room packages and more information can be found here.


Global superstar Pitbull will bring his signature Latin flair for one night at the Laughlin Event Center during Memorial Day weekend. Proving his international prowess, the rapper, singer and producer has had hit singles such as “Timber” top charts in 15 different countries, along with hit song “We Are One (Ole Ola)”  which served as the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem in conjunction with legendary artist, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte.

  • The Charlie Daniels Band, E-Center, Saturday, June 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Tickets and more information can be found here.

With beginnings in bluegrass, country singer Charlie Daniels has made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter and Grammy award-winner for the hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music, Daniels is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry.

 

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Golden Gaming, PT’s Entertainment Group and Golden Route Operations. Golden Gaming’s assets include 10 resort-casinos, including The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas; Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort and Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada.; Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland; Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with 66 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. Golden Entertainment’s signature rewards program, True Rewards, offers players the opportunity to earn and spend rewards at 130+ locations. More information is available on the company’s website: http://www.goldenent.com/.

 

About Laughlin Event Center:

Laughlin Event Center is Laughlin, Nevada’s premier center for entertainment. With a capacity of up to 9,300 seats, VIP skyboxes, suites and state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, the Laughlin Event Center hosts concerts, festivals, bull-riding, rodeos, off-road racing and extreme sports viewing events throughout the year. The Laughlin Event Center is located at 500 Bruce Woodbury Dr., near the Laughlin Riverwalk. More information is available at laughlineventcenter.com or by calling 702-298-2453. The Laughlin Event Center is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Some of Country Music’s Biggest Stars’ Recordings

 

LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS SERIES
CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME OF
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS’ RECORDINGS

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe Recordings Turned Into AXS-TV Specials

In 1998, in partnership with Smith Music Group, led by Rick Smith, Sr., Billy Bob’s Texas began recording live performances from select artists taking the stage of the award-winning nightclub to be part of their Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series. The series launched with back to back recordings of Pat Green and Merle Haggard. Now, in 2018, the famed series is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“The Live at Billy Bob’s recordings give music fans who haven’t been to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk an opportunity to hear and feel the energy of a live show,” says Billy Bob’s VP of Marketing, Pam Minick. “For those who have experienced it in person, it’s another chance to relive it all over again. The series really captures the diversity of Billy Bob’s as we’ve recorded everything from Texas music newcomers to country music legends.”

Artists who have participated in the series range from national country music stars like Tanya Tucker, Roy Clark, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Lynn Anderson, Joe Diffie, Janie Fricke, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Michael Martin Murphey, Doug Stone, T.G. Sheppard and John Conlee to the biggest names on the Texas music scene including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and more.

Billy Bob’s Texas is known for making cameo appearances in many music videos and several movies, but the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series made its way to the television screen with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe’s concert recordings filmed and aired on AXS-TV, which continue to re-air.

“It was such an honor and thrill to record my CD, Live at Billy Bob’s, because I could take that story all across the country, raving about the biggest honky-tonk in America! – Janie Fricke

“I remember recording my Live at Billy Bob’s project. There was a huge crowd there that night and they were hootin’ & hollerin’. It continues to be one of our best selling CDs and people tell me all the time how much they like it! Thanks to Smith Music Group and Billy Bob’s! – T. Graham Brown

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Hitmakers The Charlie Daniels Band to Rock The Orleans Showroom Dec. 11-12

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Hitmakers The Charlie Daniels Band to Rock The Orleans Showroom Dec. 11-12

 

The Charlie Daniels Band brings its unique blend of country, southern rock and Christian music to The Orleans Showroom, Dec. 11-12.Charlie Daniels was born in Wilmington, N.C. and was raised on a variety of music, including Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands, rhythm and blues and country. Daniels’ love and passion for music opened the door for him as a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler in the early 1950s.

After a musical career that has spanned more than 50 years, Daniels has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts and has received numerous awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), TNN/Music City News Awards and the Gospel Music Association (GMA). Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

His signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” topped both country and pop charts and brought him international recognition. The single was certified platinum, earned three CMA awards, became a cornerstone of the soundtrack for the movie “Urban Cowboy” and propelled Daniels’ “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple-platinum levels.

In September, Daniels released “It Don’t Get No Better Than That,” a track dedicated to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas and its contestants. Proceeds from the song benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to athletes injured through their participation in professional rodeo.

Showtime is 7 p.m. each night and tickets start from $29.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

The performances by complement Boyd Gaming’s significant involvement in hosting events during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), including its inaugural three-day rodeo event, Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at the Orleans Arena; fan-favorite events National Finals Tonight show and Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; and Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

Charlie Daniels

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

The Orleans to Host Boyd Gaming’s Famous After-Party Events and New Three-Day Afternoon Rodeo Event During WNFR, December 3-12

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The Orleans to Host Boyd Gaming’s Famous After-Party Events and New Three-Day Afternoon Rodeo Event During WNFR, December 3-12

Boyd Gaming, a major sponsor of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) for the last 30 years, will present two of its best-known after-party events, the National Finals Tonight® Show and Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino for the first time ever this December.

In addition, Boyd Gaming will be making Las Vegas Rodeo Week bigger and better than ever with the premiere of the Boyd Gaming Chute-Out, “A New Way to Rodeo.” This three-day afternoon rodeo event, held Dec. 10-12 at the Orleans Arena, complements Boyd Gaming’s packed schedule of post-rodeo events, concerts and parties at properties across the Las Vegas Valley.

National Finals Tonight® Show at The Orleans
For the first time, the award-winning National Finals Tonight® Show will take place at 10:30 p.m. at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Broadcast live from the Orleans Showroom, the show will feature rodeo highlights, interviews and question and answer sessions with the world’s leading cowboys and cowgirls. Admission is free and prizes – including an autographed guitar signed by various country artists – will be given away nightly. The wrap-up of each day’s WNFR events will be hosted by eight-time World Champion and Hall of Fame Cowboy Don Gay; World Champion Tie-Down Roper and all-around cowboy Joe Beaver; and TV host Dan Miller. There will be special appearances by legendary WNFR rodeo announcers Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus and many others. In addition, the winners of the Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will receive their buckles nightly at the National Finals Tonight show.

Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at The Orleans
Also moving to The Orleans Hotel and Casino is Las Vegas’ best rodeo party after dark, Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball. The party begins at 9 p.m. Dec. 3-12, and offers live country music, two-step dancing and drink specials. Guests must be 21 years or older and there is no cover charge.

Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at Orleans Arena
The inaugural Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will welcome some of the most recognizable faces in rodeo for an action-packed three-day event, Dec. 10-12, from 2 to 4 p.m. each day at the Orleans Arena. A total of 64 top ranked cowboys and cowgirls, including past, present and future world champions, will compete in a series of events, including Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

As part of its commitment to creating “A New Way to Rodeo,” Boyd Gaming is developing an interactive event that will engage and entertain fans with top-quality rodeo action. The Chute-Out event format is new and tailored to add a bit more Las Vegas-style entertainment, while maintaining the long rich history and rodeo tradition. The Chute-Out provides unbeatable action at a family friendly price. Tickets start at $20, and are now on sale at BoydChuteOut.com.

Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at the Gold Coast
Bowling, celebrities, food and fun will once again be part of the 8th Annual Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Gold Coast Bowling Center. The tournament will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Festivities will include a silent auction, celebrity bowling team members and an awards ceremony.

Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Attendees have the opportunity to unleash their inner cowboy and cowgirl at the Fifth Annual Buckin’ Bull Mechanical Bull Riding competition at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Dec. 4-12. Professional rodeo announcer Jody Carper will lend his voice during the action. Participants only need to bring along their courage and bull ridin’ skills, as there is no fee to participate. There will be two riding sessions nightly between 5 p.m. and midnight, with the top five scorers being paid out in cash, prizes and a championship buckle in each session.

Entertainment Schedule
The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Orleans Showroom

• Josh Turner – Dec. 4-5, 8 p.m. – tickets from $54.95 plus tax and fees.
• The Charlie Daniels Band – Dec.11-12, 7 p.m. – tickets from $29.95, plus taxes and fees.
• Tickets may be purchased at www.orleanscasino.com, or by calling 702.284.7777.

Orleans Arena
• World Series of Team Roping – Dec. 5-8, roping starts at 9:30 a.m. – free and open to the public.
• Boyd Gaming Chute-Out – Dec. 10-12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – tickets start at just $20, and are available at

BoydChuteOut.com, or by calling 702.284.7777.

Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Showroom

• Trick Pony – Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. – tickets from $20.18 plus tax and fees.
• The Texas Tenors – Dec. 11-13, 7:30 p.m. – tickets from $30.28 plus tax and fees.
• Tickets may be purchased at www.suncoastcasino.com, or by calling 702.284.7777.

Cowboy Santa at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
While visiting Sam’s Town during WNFR, be sure to experience the popular pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show, transformed into an immersive winter wonderland experience for the entire month of December. Garland streams, wreath-adorned lamp posts, and white light and snow-covered trees will fill the atrium, with a special holiday-themed laser light show on display every hour, starting at 5 p.m.  And be sure to Cowboy Santa in the Park’s gazebo beginning Friday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 23. He will be greeting children on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:30 p.m.

Room & Ticket Packages
Seven of Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas hotel and casinos – The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station – are offering special room and ticket packages for the WNFR and Boyd Gaming Chute-Out.  Supplies are limited.  For further information and to book a room package, visit: http://www.boydgamingevents.com/wnfr/room-and-ticket-packages, or call 888.582.6278.

For further information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming Rodeo Week events, visit: www.boydgamingevents.com. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change.

Discuss Boyd Gaming events on social media! Be sure to use hash tag #BoydRodeo.

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About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Boyd Gaming Properties Celebrate Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Exclusive Concerts and Events, December 5-14

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Boyd Gaming Properties Celebrate Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
with Exclusive Concerts and Events, December 5-14

Headliners Include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Montgomery Gentry and The Charlie Daniels Band

Josh Lucas to appear at National Finals Tonight® and Celebrity Bowling Tournament atJosh Lucas

Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will once again welcome the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) December 5-14 with a schedule packed with post-rodeo events, concerts and parties.

National Finals Tonight® Show at the Gold Coast
Head to “Where all the Cowboys go after the Rodeo®” at the award-winning National Finals Tonight® Show, held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino nightly at 10:30 p.m. Admission is free and fans will be treated to special highlights and interviews with some of the most recognizable names in the world of professional rodeo.

The wrap-up of each day’s WNFR performances will be hosted by eight-time World Champion and Hall of Fame Cowboy Don Gay; World Champion Tie-Down Roper and All-Around Cowboy, Joe Beaver; and TV host Dan Miller.  They will be talking all things rodeo, featuring interviews with Pro Rodeo contestants and a variety of celebrities who enjoy and appreciate the western lifestyle, including a special appearance by film actor Josh Lucas (“American Psycho,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Glory Road”) who will be promoting his upcoming film “Bullrider” with writer/director Bethany Ashton Wolf.
Special appearances by legendary WNFR rodeo announcers Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus will include a Q&A session with these top cowboys. Additionally, special prizes will be given away nightly, including autographed Fender guitars by country legends such as George Strait, courtesy of Wrangler.

 

Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at the Gold Coast
Live country music, two-step dancing and drink specials highlight the “Buck’N Ball,” Las Vegas’ greatest cowboy party.  The Buck’N Ball will be held December 5-14, starting at 8 p.m. each evening, in the Arizona Ballroom at the Gold Coast.

 

In addition to nightly appearances by country-rock sensation Scotty Alexander and the Tempered Steel Union, this year’s Buck’N Ball will feature one-night-only performances by several well-known country music artists:

  •   December 6, The Farm – This dynamic trio of Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie released their debut album in the summer of 2012, which includes such radio hits as “Home Sweet Home” and “Be Grateful.”

 

  •   December 7, Craig Campbell: After selling more than three-quarter of a million tracks from his self-titled debut album in 2011, Craig Campbell has reached the Top 15 twice, with lead single “Family Man,” followed by “Outta My Head,” the lead single from his second album, “Never Regret.”

 

  •   December 13, Brett Eldredge: Nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year, Brett’s debut album, Bring You Back, features No. 1 single “Don’t Ya,” as well as popular hit “Beat of the Music.”

 

  •   December 14, Parmalee: Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and lifelong friend Josh McSwain, Parmalee’s hits include their Top 40 debut single “Musta Had a Good Time,” and current Top 20 hit “Carolina.”

 

There is no cover charge to the Buck’N Ball and all rodeo fans are welcome to join the nightly celebration (seating is limited). Special VIP seating and bottle service reservations are available at BoydGaming.com/NFR. Cowboy boots are not required, but are highly recommended.

 

Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at the Gold Coast
Bowling, celebrities, food and fun will once again be signatures of the 2013 Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament on December 7 at the Gold Coast. Film, television and stage actor Josh Lucas (“American Psycho,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Glory Road” and the upcoming film “Bullrider”) is scheduled to make a special appearance at the event – held at the Gold Coast Bowling Center. The tournament will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Festivities will include a silent auction, celebrity bowling team members and an awards ceremony. Further information and registration is available at http://lasvegas.speedwaycharities.org/.

 

Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Bring out your inner cowboy and cowgirl at the 3rd Annual Buckin’ Bull Mechanical Bull Riding competition, hosted by PRCA rodeo announcer Jody Carper, at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, December 6-14.  There will be two riding sessions nightly at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

2009 PRCA Bull Fighter of the Year Cory Wall, PRCA rider Tate Stratton and PRCA member and Helldorado Days champion bull rider Shawn Stephens will judge the mechanical bull riding championship.

Each session’s first-place contestant will receive an honorary belt buckle presented by Sam’s Town and Pepsi-Cola. Other prizes will include cash and free game play.  The competition will be completely free for all participants.

 

Shepler’s Western Wear and Cowboy Santa at Sam’s Town
During the entire run of WNFR, special sales on your favorite Western clothes, gifts, boots and hats will be available at Shepler’s Western Wear store, located on the second floor of Sam’s Town.

And while you’re at Sam’s Town, drop by to visit Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus at Sam’s Town’s Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland, where you can actually see it snow in Las Vegas!  Starting November 29, you can have your photo taken with Santa every Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m. Visit samstownlv.com for more information.

Wynonna

Headline Concerts at The Orleans Showroom and Orleans Arena
Wynonna & The Big Noise – December 6-7, 8 p.m. – The Orleans Showroom

Wynonna, five-time Grammy® Award winner, author and one-half of the legendary country duo The Judds, brings her rich, commanding voice to The Orleans Showroom, performing her hits with The Big Noise. Tickets start at $74.95, plus tax and fees. www.orleanscasino.com.

 Charlie Daniels Band

Montgomery Gentry and The Charlie Daniels Band – December 14, 9:30 p.m. – Orleans Arena
Award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry and legendary The Charlie Daniels Band are set to hit the stage at the Orleans Arena for a one-night-only country and southern rock music event. Tickets are $10, $37.50 and $60, inclusive of tax and fees. www.oreleansarena.com.

 

Room & Ticket Packages
Seven of Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas hotel and casinos – The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station – are offering special room and ticket packages for the WNFR.  Supplies are limited.  For further information and to book a room package, visit: http://nfr.boydgaming.com/room-ticket-packages, or call 888.582.6278.

For further information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming WNFR events, visit: www.BoydGaming.com/NFR. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change.

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.