2013 National Finals Rodeo Events

2013 National Finals Rodeo Events

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Nov 26, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Below is a list of events, specials and deals taking place for this year's National Finals Rodeo.

Caesars Palace
The Colosseum 
Shania Twain
7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 14
Price: $55 to $250 plus taxes/fees 

Las Vegas Convention Center
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dec. 5-14
100,000 square feet of rodeo entertainment. Interactive events include: Rodeo Arena, Rodeo Live, Rodeo Way, Rodeo Round-up and more. World Champion livestcok on display. Wrangler NFR autograph sessions. Live performances from popular country musicians. Opening ceremonies on Dec. 5 will feature Trevor Brazile, Kaycee Field, Cody Teel, Mary Walker, Randy Bernard, Pat Christenson and Tom Collins. Autograph session will follow opening ceremonies.
Admission: Free
All bars at Flamingo will be serving up $7 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey cocktails and $5 Miller or Coors 16-ounce aluminum bottles.
4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 
27th Annual Downtown Hoedown
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m         Joe Diffie on 1st Street Stage
6:10 p.m. – 7:10 p.m         Chris Janson on Main Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m         Chase Rice on 3rd Street Stage
8:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m         Cole Swindell on 1st Street Stage
10:10 p.m. – 11:40 p.m     Rodney Atkins on 3rd Street Stage
Dec. 6 & 7 10 p.m.
Price: Starting at $42.90
Dec. 8 & 9 10 p.m.
Dec. 10 & 11 10 p.m.
Dec. 12 & 13 10 p.m.
Price: Starting at $86.90
The Harrah's Piano Bar will become the Jack Daniel’s Saloon with $6 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey cocktails, $7 Gentleman Jack cocktails and $8 Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel cocktails. For $10 guests can enjoy a beer and Jack Daniel’s shot combination.
Mandalay Bay
Cowboyville at Mandalay Bay
-- $15 food and beverage credit with stay
-- Live nightly simulcast of the NFR
-- Free shuttle to NFR
-- Drink Specials
-- Cowboy Marketplace: Free admission. Boots, buckles, hats, jewelry, western wear and much more. Daily entertainment. Dec. 5-14. http://www.cowboymarketplace.net/
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
Back for another year is the "Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone," located near the KA Theatre. The space will provide a free party that rodeo fans will not want to miss. Nightly activities include live feeds of the rodeo, live entertainment, dancing and giveaways. Admission is free.
2013 "Gold Buckle Zone Cowboys" Autograph Sessions
Dec. 10 and Dec. 13
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More than 25 athletes make up the elite "Gold Buckle Zone Cowboys." Meet all of the athletes when they stop by the MGM Grand Lobby to sign autographs and meet fans.
Rodney Carrington
Dec. 5-14 at 10 p.m. nightly
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy routine at the Hollywood Theatre. Tickets are priced at $69.99 and $89.99.
Rodeo Week at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club
Dec. 9-15 at 10 p.m. nightly
Comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings comedy to MGM with his 250-seat comedy club and during the NFR, the venue will feature country-themed comedians.
Shopping Experience
Dec. 5-15 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
MGM will host the city's greatest shopping experience inside its Marquee Ballroom. It will feature more than 60 of the most popular rodeo brands. There will also be tack equipment, rope making displays and fashion shows.
The Mirage
Cowboys and cowgirls will savor Crown Royal whiskey libations paired with a FreyBoy House Selection Toro cigar, priced at $20.
"Rodeo Vegas"
Held in The Mirage Race & Sports Book, this event will provide a non-stop party for rodeo fans. The Mirage booked some of the best artists in country music with all concerts scheduled to start at 10 p.m. nightly. Admission is free. Click here for the lineup.
Nightly NFR Viewing at The Mirage Race & Sports Book
The Mirage will offer free nightly live broadcasts on its large projector screens. The events will include giveaways and drink specials.
Aces of Comedy Series presents Ron White
Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14
Ron White will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Tickets are priced at $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99.
Cowboy up and head to the Rodeo Corral at The Pub at Monte During during NFR. Guests can enjoy rodeo-themed menus at The Pub, The Cafe and The Buffet, drink specials, live rodeo feeds and live entertainment daily.
Monte Carlo is home to this year's NFR Bareback Riding contestants featuring two-time and reigning Bareback Riding World Champion Kaycee Field. Additional team Monte Carlo NFR athletes include Ryan Gray, Steven Dent, Jessy Davis, Clint Cannon, Jared Smith, Tyler Corrington and Chet Johnson.
The Rodeo Corral at The Pub
Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
To kick off NFR, Monte Carlo will host a pre-rodeo party. Team riders will be available for autographs, pictures and meet and greets while guests enjoy dancing, karaoke and giveaways.
Performers who will pay tribute to America by singing "The Star Spangled Banner"
Thursday, Dec. 5 – Clay Walker
Friday, Dec. 6 – Susie Dobbs
Saturday, Dec. 7 – Rylee Werth
Sunday, Dec. 8 – Jackie Schmillen
Monday, Dec. 9 – Terry Fator
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Neal McCoy
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – U.S. Marine Band
Thursday, Dec. 12 – Lexi Larsen
Friday, Dec. 13 – Daryle Singletary
Saturday, Dec. 14 – Emily Faith Wilson
10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 12
Dec. 13 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
Pro bull rider Rocky McDonald autograph signing
Price: From $74.95
The Orleans Arena
9:30 p.m. Dec. 14
Price:$10, $37.50 and $60
Dec. 5-14 
Room rates starting at $56 for the newly renovated Ivory Tower guestrooms.
NFR Express Shuttle to and from the rodeo.
LIVE Rodeo screenings on the property at SOCIAL, The Lounge and The Mint.
SOCIAL Bar- $6 for Pendleton and $8 for Pendleton 1910
Free admission to  Moon, The View and Ghostbar with Rodeo ticket stub.
The Lounge (Palms)
10 p.m. – midnight Dec. 5, 6 and 7
Whiskey & Words
Nashville-style rounds of music and stories from famed musical talents Bridgette Tatum, Jason Matthews and Phillip White, along with special guests.
Price: $12  www.palms.com
(All specials Dec. 5-14)
$8.50 Fire and Ice Shots  (a shot of Fireball Whiskey and a bottle of Dos Equis or Tecate), $6 Cabo Wabo margaritas and $6 Fireball Whiskey shots. Two tacos el carbon for $6, $6 loaded cheese fries.
PBR is an official NFR sponsor and will offer nightly bull riding competition with $500 in cash and prizes, drink specials and meet and greets with top riders from Dec. 5 to 14. Famed NFR rodeo clown Robbie Hodges will host nightly events Dec. 5-9 and professional bull rider and NFR Wade Sundell will co-host with Hodges on Dec. 9. "Cowgirls and Cocktails" on Dec. 9 will feature $1 specialty cocktails for all ladies beginning at 10 p.m. Former "American Idol" contestant Morgan Leigh will hot Dec. 10-15. Rider Chandler Bownds will co-host Dec. 12 and LJ Jenkins Dec. 13-14. Country Karaoke begins at 10 p.m. Dec. 10.
$5 Jack Daniel drinks, Buy-one-get-one wing orders and $15 buckets of Bud products. Rodeo lovers can also take home a souvenir pint glass for $9.99 and enjoy $2 refills all week long.
Dec. 5-14
$7 Crown Royal shots and $11 Crown Royal shots paired with a Coors or Coors Light.
Ricky and the Redstreaks
Ricky and the Redstreaks will perform nightly at 10 p.m. Dec. 5-14
Cowboy Dining Specials
Dec. 5 – Sunday, Dec. 15.
Don Vito’s Italian Restaurant: 14-ounce New York Strip Steak available for $37
Silverado Steak House: A Tomahawk Steak and Dry Aged 24-ounce Rib Chop for $45
Primarily Prime Rib: A Blackjack 16-ounce Rib-eye broiled in Jack Daniels Peppercorn sauce for $24
Stetson Country Christmas Western Gift Expo
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Dec. 5-15
Sands Expo Center
The Stetson Country Christmas Western Gift Expo will feature everything you need for everyone on your western lifestyle Christmas shopping list. The is the shows 18th year at the Sans and thousands are expected to attend and shop.
Toughest Cowboy Competition
10 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12
12-2 p.m. Dec. 10
WNFR bull riders will sign autographs.
Chad Freeman and Redline
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 5-7
Price: Free
Luke Kaufman
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.Dec. 12-14
All bars at The Quad will serve $5 Miller and Coors 16 -ounce aluminum cans, while the Catalyst Bar takes things up a notch with $7 Jack Daniel’s and Jack Honey cocktails.
The Quad Showroom
7 p.m. Dec. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
The show that brings hit songwriters and live audiences together for a night of storytelling and entertainment.
Price: From $19.99 to $49.99
If you would like to add to this list, please feel free to send a press release to desk@ktnv.com
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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.