Tropicana Las Vegas to Ring in the 2019 Rodeo Week with a Spectacular Lineup of Events December 1-14

 

Tropicana Las Vegas to Ring in the 2019 Rodeo Week with a Spectacular Lineup of Events December 1-14

 In honor of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), Tropicana Las Vegas is saddling up for the ultimate rodeo celebration with a lineup of daily and nightly events taking place December 1-14. Guests are invited to join in on the excitement of Rodeo Week by experiencing a number of events, including the 65th Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant, Bullfighters Only 2019 Las Vegas Championship, Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball® and much more.

“Year after year the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo brings a ton of excitement and energy to the Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Aaron Rosenthal, General Manager of Tropicana Las Vegas. “We are excited to showcase yet again another two-week long WNFR lineup this December for locals and tourists alike, with an array of events including Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball, Bullfighters Only Championship, Miss Rodeo America Pageant, and more. Whether you’re here for the competition or the camaraderie, we hope to see you at Tropicana Las Vegas this winter for the ultimate rodeo-inspired affair.”

The complete list of events during the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo are as follows.

65th Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant (December 1-8, 2019)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Legends in Concert Theater
Pull on your cowboy boots and head to Tropicana Las Vegas for the return of the Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant this December. Featuring over 30 contestants, reigning State Rodeo Queens will compete in areas of appearance, horsemanship, and personality for the coveted title of the 65th Miss Rodeo America. The Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant allows young women to make lifelong friendships and offers the opportunity to create the most memorable experiences of their lives.

Tailgate Party (December 5-14, 2019, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Bullfighters Only Event Tent
Mingle with other WNFR enthusiasts while enjoying music, food, drinks, games, and giveaways at the Tailgate Party prior to the main Bullfighters Only 2019 Las Vegas Championship.

Bullfighters Only 2019 Las Vegas Championship (December 5-14, 2019, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Bullfighters Only Event Tent
The city’s toughest spot during the Rodeo Week can be found under the Bullfighters Only event tent with the Bullfighters Only (BFO) 2019 Las Vegas Championship. The premier league for freestyle bullfighting, BFO returns with talented athletes challenging their skills and abilities against equally athletic and strongest bulls.

Hooey Jam (December 5-14, 2019, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Robert Irvine’s Public House
Following the exhilaration of the BFO 2019 Las Vegas Championship, guests are invited to meet the bullfighters and listen to popular country recording artists while indulging in delicious comfort food at Hooey Jam inside Robert Irvine’s Public House.

WNFR Closed-Circuit Viewing Party (December 5-14, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Cohiba Ballroom
Join in on the excitement by watching all events broadcasted live daily with a special closed-circuit complimentary viewing party of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Guests will have the chance to meet contestants of the 65th Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant, including the 2019 Miss Rodeo America, Taylor McNair before she passes down her crown to the new 2020 Miss Rodeo America. During the viewing party, guests can enjoy drink specials, buckets of beer and specialty food items.

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball® (December 5-7 and 12-14, 2019, 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.)
Tropicana Las Vegas, Cohiba Ballroom
The signature Wrangler National Finals Rodeo after-party, Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball®, is back by popular demand and will be hosted by former World Champion Bull Rider and rodeo guru, Gary Leffew. Guests are invited to experience live music and a rodeo arena-style dance floor and treat themselves to drink specials and exclusive giveaways, featuring a one of a kind six-string acoustic guitar autographed by multiple country stars. To top off the night, guests will be given the opportunity to attend a special meet and greet with the 65th Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant contestants and the 2019 Miss Rodeo America, Taylor McNair.

For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas®
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas® – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Trago Lounge, award-winning entertainment from resident shows including Legends In Concert and Purple Reign, Laugh Factory Comedy Club, Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, and restaurants such as Bacio® Breakfast, Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen and Savor Brunch Buffet, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

Tropicana Las Vegas Gears Up for the Holidays with Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball & Other WNFR-Inspired Events

 

Tropicana Las Vegas Gears Up for the Holidays with
Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball & Other WNFR-Inspired Events

 

Tropicana Las Vegas is kicking off the holiday season with an array of nightly activities and culinary specials for the ultimate western lifestyle celebration in honor of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR). Cowboys and cowgirls from across the valley are invited to boot scoot for Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball, plus enjoya series of additional experiences over the ten-day affair including the following:

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball
December 7-16, 2017; Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Tropicana Las Vegas, Trinidad Pavilion
Guests are invited to kick off the evening with a glimpse of the most prestigious rodeo event in the world with a special closed circuit viewing party, along with a WNFR-inspired pop up shop featuring cowboy inspired apparel and gifts for the rodeo enthusiast with hats, boots, belt buckles and accessories for purchase.

To adhere to the excitement of the rodeo, the true after-party will start which features live music from the legendary Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band, as well as country recording artist, Scotty Alexander. In addition, guests will also be able to enjoy a rodeo arena style dance floor, drink specials, giveaways featuring exclusive offers including one of a kind six-string acoustic guitar autographed by multiple country stars and much, much more.

Bullfighters Only 2017 Las Vegas Championship
December 7-10, 13-16, 2017; 2 p.m.
Tropicana Las Vegas, Parking Lot (located off Ocean Drive.)
Bullfighters Only (BFO) was created to promote growth, popularity, and acceptance of freestyle bullfighting worldwide. Since its inception, BFO has evolved into a platform that serves to excite the western community, educate both the avid and casual fans, and present the sport to an entirely new audience. On December 7-10 and 13-16, Tropicana Las Vegas will host the Bullfighters Only 2017 Las Vegas Championship featuring a live showdown between man and beast. The schedule of events will be as follows (all performances begin at 2 p.m.):

Thursday, Dec. 7: Roughy Cup – a stand-alone competition featuring the top nine athletes in the BFO. The event has become a staple for BFO fans

Friday, Dec. 8-Sunday, Dec. 10: Qualifier Rounds – an open door for the sport’s rising talent, providing a chance to compete at the elite level. Nine of the 27 bullfighters competing will advance to the Preliminary Rounds

Wednesday, Dec. 13-Thursday Dec. 14: Preliminary Rounds – winners from each performance advance to Championship Saturday

Friday, Dec. 15: Wild Card Round – bullfighters will get one final chance to advance to Championship Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 16: The 2017 BFO world champion will be crowned at the completion of a 9-man semifinals, followed by the 3-man Hooey Championship Round

Tickets for this special event are priced at $25 to $50 per person (excludes tax and fees) per day, and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office, by calling (800) 829-9034, or visit www.troplv.com.

Restaurants Celebrate with WNFR-Inspired Eats
December 7-16, 2017
Oakville Steakhouse and Robert Irvine’s Public House
To commence the nightly experiences, all are invited to enjoy a multitude of food and beverage specials at select Tropicana Las Vegas restaurants, such as Oakville Steakhouse and Robert Irvine’s Public House. Guests are invited to indulge in dishes such as Cowboy Ribeye served with a loaded baked potato at Oakville Steakhouse, or a meat-filled Cowboy Pie featuring a cast iron chili-steak and red bean chili topped with sweet jalapeño cornbread and finished with a poached egg at Robert Irvine’s Public House. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment from 4-6 p.m. for the Bullfighters After Party inside Robert Irvine’s Public House on select days, including Dec 7-10, and Dec. 14-16.

For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio Italian Cuisine, Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, and Savor the Buffet, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

Tropicana Las Vegas To Host Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball℠ December 7-16, 2017!

 

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS TO HOST GARY LEFFEW’S BUCKING
BALL ℠ DECEMBER 7-16, 2017

Calling ALL Cowboys and Cowgirls! Local and tourist rodeo enthusiasts are invited to saddle up for Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ event at Tropicana Las Vegas this December. In honor of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), this ten day event will boot scoot into the Trinidad Pavilion and feature a series of nightly activities – for the ultimate Western lifestyle rodeo affair.

“We are honored to be a part of Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ and contributing to a monumental experience from this legendary professional rodeo personality,” said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “This is one of the many ways we are continuing to bring new and exciting experiences to Tropicana and more importantly to our guests.”

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ will take place from December 7 through December 16, guests are invited to kick off the evening with a glimpse of the most prestigious rodeo event in the world with a special closed circuit viewing party, available nightly from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., along with a WNFR-inspired pop up shop featuring cowboy inspired apparel and gifts for the rodeo enthusiast with hats, boots, belt buckles and accessories for purchase.

To adhere to the excitement of the rodeo, the true after-party event will kick off at 9:00 P.M. nightly and will feature live music from the legendary Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band, as well as country recording artist, Scotty Alexander. In addition, guests will also be able to enjoy a rodeo arena style dance floor, drink specials, giveaways featuring exclusive offers including one of a kind six-string acoustic guitar autographed by multiple country stars and much, much more.

Eight time NFR qualifier Gary Leffewis a well known member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and a Hall of Fame inductee who was the PRCA World Champion Bull Rider in 1970. Gary is also an accomplished television actor and has appeared in episodes of Deadwood, among others. His efforts in the industry continue with his professional bull riding school located in Santa Maria, CA, which has produced more PRCA, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Canadian and National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) champions and finals qualifiers than any other bull riding school in the country.

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ is a free event open to the public with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. nightly from December 7 to December 16, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.tropLV.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio Italian Cuisine, Oakville Steakhouse, Beach Café, and Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court, and will open Robert Irvine’s Public House summer 2017. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

MGM Resorts International Partners with PRCA for 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

MGM Resorts International Partners with PRCA for
2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 15

Live Entertainment, Beverage Specials and Autograph Signings Highlight 10 Days of Activities

MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, ARIA, Luxor and Excalibur have partnered with Las Vegas Events and the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 15.  The resorts will feature a variety of live entertainment, live nightly broadcasts as well as a number of autograph sessions prior to and following all 10 of the WNFR performances.

 

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

For the fifth consecutive year, MGM Grand is “Home of the Champions” as the resort hosts more than 17 World Champion cowboys and cowgirls throughout the 10 days of competition.  The resort also is the official home of this year’s WNFR Tie-Down Roping contestants.  Throughout the 10-day event, a variety of activities and events are scheduled at MGM Grand, guaranteeing fans a fantastic WNFR experience.  Special room and ticket packages also are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting www.mgmgrand.com/nfr.

 

Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
The “Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone,” located at the Central, the resort’s entertainment bar, will provide fans a free party nightly.  Activities include free concerts, live music, dancing, Bailey Hats Burlesque performances, drink specials, fashion shows and giveaways including a nightly drawing to win a saddle by Cactus Saddlery saddle.  WNFR contestants, including nine-time All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile, also will make nightly appearances.  Brazile will host his official World Championship After-Party Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 9 p.m.

Country music duo LoCash Cowboys will perform in the Gold Buckle Zone Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 p.m.  Academy of Country Music Awards nominee Lee Brice, known for hits including “A Woman Like You” and “Hard To Love,” will close MGM Grand’s WNFR festivities with a performance Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 p.m.  Admission is complimentary.  For a full event schedule, visit www.mgmgrand.com/nfr.

 

Hollywood Theatre
MGM Grand will offer guests the opportunity to watch the telecast live each night inside the 740-seat Hollywood Theatre.  All WNFR fans in attendance will enjoy contestant appearances, drink specials, door prizes and giveaways.

 

Additionally, multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform nightly at 10 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $89.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

 

2012 – 2013 Miss Rodeo America Pageant
As the host hotel of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, MGM Grand will be the location of the 10-day competition that concludes with the crowning of the 2013 Miss Rodeo America.  More than 30 contestants will compete for the coveted title with several appearances and activities including the Miss Rodeo American Fashion Show, autograph signings and the Miss Rodeo America Coronation, open to the public.  For a full schedule, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com/pageant.

 

NRS Shopping Experience
For the second year, MGM Grand is hosting the greatest shopping experience in the city inside its Marquee Ballroom Thursday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The 90,000-square-foot ballroom will feature more than 60 of the most popular rodeo brands including Wrangler, Cinch, Roper, Ariat, Justin, Resistol, Stetson, Tony Lama, Circle Y Saddles, Classic and Cactus, among others.  Also on-site will be tack equipment, rope making displays, fashion shows and an opportunity for one lucky fan to win a two-horse trailer courtesy of Cimarron Trailers and NRS.

 

WNFR Autograph Signings

 

Who:               2012 – 2013 Miss Rodeo America contestants
Where:            Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
When:             Friday, Dec. 7
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

Who:               Miss Rodeo America 2012 Mackenzie Carr
Where:            Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
When:             Saturday, Dec. 8
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

Who:               Crown Royal Bull Riders
Where:            Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
When:             Monday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 12
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               Cowboy All-Stars Autograph Session – more than 17 World Champion cowboys and cowgirls including nine-time All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile
Where:            MGM Grand Lobby
When:             Tuesday, Dec. 11
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Who:               All-Star Autograph Session with nine-time and reigning All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile
Where:            MGM Grand Lobby
When:             Thursday, Dec. 13
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Who:               WNFR Tie-Down Ropers Autograph Session
Where:            MGM Grand Lobby
When:             Friday, Dec. 14
Noon to 2 p.m.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has partnered with Group W Productions, the producers of the annual Cowboy Marketplace, and the United States Team Roping Championship, to create “Cowboyville” for its WNFR guests.  Mandalay Bay will be one of the official host hotels of the 2012 WNFR and will be home to the Bullfighters and the U.S. Team Ropers.  Along with nightly autograph signings, concerts and nightly live broadcasts, Mandalay Bay will host the Cowboy Marketplace.  Special room and ticket packages also are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting www.mandalaybay.com/nfr/.

 

Cowboy Marketplace presented by Roper
The Mandalay Bay Convention Center East Parking Lot will anchor the expansive Cowboy Marketplace presented by Roper.  Cowboy Marketplace, a maximum Western shopping experience featuring more than 300 Western vendors, gives fans the opportunity to purchase anything from home goods to clothing.  Admission is complimentary.

 

Nightly WNFR Viewing at Mizuya Lounge
A nightly live viewing party of the WNFR, hosted by trick roper Anthony Lucia, will be held inside Mizuya Lounge.  Lucia will offer commentary throughout the evening’s performance which will include giveaways and drink specials provided by Bud Light and Jack Daniel’s.

 

Following the broadcasts, live complimentary entertainment will be available nightly inside Mizuya Lounge.  All concerts are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.  The line-up is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Friday, Dec. 7:   Tony Marques
Saturday, Dec. 8 – Monday, Dec. 10: Fairchild
Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Wednesday, Dec. 12:  Vegas Twang
Thursday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec. 15:  Randy Brown Band

Live Entertainment at House of Blues
Academy of Country Music Award winner Rodney Atkins will perform his hits including “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “These Are My People” and “Take A Back Road,” on the House of Blues main stage Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m.  Popular country band Ricky and the Red Streaks will perform nightly inside Cross Roads at 10:30 p.m.

Additional entertainment will be hosted by House of Blues and tickets are available by visiting www.houseofblues.com.

WNFR Autograph Signings
Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Chad Masters and Kaleb Driggers
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Thursday, Dec. 6
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Kevin Daniel and Chase Tryan joined by Jack Daniel’s Bull Rider Rocky McDonald

Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Friday, Dec. 7
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Charly Crawford and Travis Graves joined by Jack Daniel’s Bull Rider Rocky McDonald
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Saturday, Dec. 8
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               WNFR Bullfighters Darrell Diefenbach, Dusty Tuckness and Kenny Bergeron Autograph Signing
Where:            Cowboy Marketplace
When:             Sunday, Dec. 9
Noon to 1 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Luke Brown and Martin Lucero
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Sunday, Dec. 9
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Monday, Dec. 10
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Wednesday, Dec. 12
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Erich Rogers and Kory Koontz
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Thursday, Dec. 13
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               USTRC Autograph Session with Turtle Powell and Dugan Kelly joined by Jack Daniel’s Bull Rider Rocky McDonald
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Friday, Dec. 14
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Who:               Jack Daniel’s Bull Rider Rocky McDonald Autograph Session
Where:            Mizuya Lounge
When:             Saturday, Dec. 15
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Over the course of the 10-day WNFR competition, The Mirage will host a variety of activities as well as serve as the official home of the Steer Wrestling contestants.  Special room and ticket packages also are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting www.mirage.com/rodeovegas/.

“Rodeo Vegas”

Held in The Mirage Race & Sports Book, the ninth annual “Rodeo Vegas” event will provide a non-stop, 24-hour, 10-night party for rodeo fans.  As the Official NFR After-Party of the PRCA, “Rodeo Vegas” presents nightly live entertainment, drink specials and giveaways over the course of the competition.  Admission is complimentary.

The Mirage has booked some of the best artists in country music with all concerts scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. nightly.  The line-up is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 6:  Miss Willie Brown
Friday, Dec. 7:  Josh Thompson
Saturday, Dec. 8:  Craig Morgan
Sunday, Dec. 9 – Wednesday, Dec. 12:  Sam Riddle
Thursday, Dec. 13 – Friday, Dec. 14:  Daryle Singletary & Justin McBride
Saturday, Dec. 15:  Chris Cagle

 

Nightly WNFR Viewing at The Mirage Race & Sports Book

The Mirage Race & Sports Book will offer free nightly live broadcasts of all of the Wrangler NFR action.  Join Brandon Bates, on-air talent for the Outdoor Channel’s series “Team Elk,” as he hosts the events which will include prize drawings and giveaways from Bud Light, Crown Royal and Wrangler, among others, throughout the broadcasts.

 

Official Wrangler Tough Enough To Wear Pink After-Party

On Monday, Dec. 10, The Mirage will think pink as the NFR, in conjunction with Wrangler, will host the Official Wrangler Tough Enough To Wear Pink After-Party in the Race & Sports Book.  Contestants and rodeo fans are encouraged to wear pink to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

Wrangler VIP Lounge packages will be available for $100 with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research.  The packages include VIP seating for the live performances by country musicians Maggie Rose and Sam Riddle, all-you-can-drink Bud Light drafts, a meet and greet with the Team Mirage cowboys and cowgirls and a Chicks ‘n Chaps swag bag.  Space is limited and access is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

WNFR Autograph Signing

 

Who:               WNFR Steer Wrestlers Autograph Session
Where:            North Valet entrance by 1 OAK Nightclub
When:             Wednesday, Dec. 12
Noon to 2 p.m.

Aces of Comedy Series presents Ron White

Best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Ron White will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage December 7 – 8 and December 14 – 15. Tickets are priced at $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.  Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend.

Monte Carlo  Resort and Casino

Every guest at Monte Carlo is a VIP and the “Very Important Pardners” attending the 2012 Wrangler NFR are no different!  Rodeo fans can enjoy food and drink specials, live broadcasts and entertainment daily at the resort.  Monte Carlo is home to this year’s WNFR Bareback Riding contestants.  Special room and ticket packages also are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting www.montecarlo.com/nfr.

The Pub

The 2012 Wrangler NFR performances will broadcast live nightly at The Pub at Monte Carlo as well as inside the Race & Sports Book.  The Pub will offer guests a happy hour from 3 p.m. –

6 p.m. Monday – Friday featuring $1 wings and sliders, 2-for-1 select domestic drafts and well drinks, as well as a Bud Light and a shot of Jack Daniel’s for $5.

Guests can kick up their boots as line-dancing lessons will be offered from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. nightly throughout the 10 days.  Additionally, the Bareback Riding contestants will make appearances, meeting rodeo fans and assisting with giveaways.

Following the broadcasts, live entertainment will be available nightly from 9 p.m. to midnight.  DJ Kirk will entertain the crowd Thursday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 9 – Thursday, Dec. 13 while Marshal Reign will take the stage Friday, Dec. 7 – Saturday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 14 – Saturday, Dec. 15.

 

WNFR Autograph Signings

 

Who:               WNFR Bareback Riders Autograph Session
Where:            The Pub
When:             Thursday, Dec. 13
Noon to 2 p.m.
Who:               Jack Daniel’s Bull Rider Rocky McDonald Autograph Sessions
Where:            The Pub
When:             Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA will hold nightly live broadcasts at the Race & Sports Book as well as inside select bars and lounges.  The resort, serving as the official home to the WNFR Saddle Bronc contestants, will host an autograph session Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ARIA lobby.

Luxor Hotel and Casino


Luxor will join the 2012 Wrangler NFR action with daily drink specials and giveaways at Centra Bar & Lounge, Flight and Aurora Lounge.  Additionally, Aurora will be the location for autograph signings with bull rider Cody Whitney Sunday, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and bareback rider Tilden Hooper Friday, Dec. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

2012 Wrangler NFR action will broadcast live nightly at Excalibur’s Race & Sports Book as well as inside select bars and lounges.  The hotel will act as the official home for the WNFR Team Roping contestants over the 10-day event with an autograph session scheduled in The Rotunda at Excalibur Monday, Dec. 10 from noon to 2 p.m.  For more information on Excalibur room packages or WNFR entertainment, call (800) 937-7777 or visit www.excalibur.com/nfr.