When the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is in town, cowboys take over the City of Lights to celebrate the Western way of life and the greatest sport on dirt. And the place where they can feel at home—not far from the hustle of the Strip, but seemingly worlds away—is the iconic and historic Fremont Street, where the vibrant energy of Vegas can be experienced at every turn. At the heart of it is the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, which, for 10 days every December, becomes cowboy headquarters.

For the uninitiated, the WNFR is the world’s most prestigious rodeo, where the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world compete—in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer roping, barrel racing, and bull riding—for the title of World Champion and ultimate bragging rights. This is where cowboy history is made and legends are born.

With its viewing parties, nightly world-class entertainment, and delicious dining, there’s no better place to kick up your boots and hang your hat than the Golden Nugget.

No tickets to the Thomas & Mack? No problem. The Golden Nugget has you covered. You don’t have to miss one minute of the arena action thanks to FREE nightly live-feed viewing parties in the Grand Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.

And the party doesn’t stop when the rodeo does. Enjoy nightly concerts from Nashville stars, contemporary country stars, and more. Here’s the full talent lineup:

  •  December 6: Jo Dee Messina
  •  December 7: Tanya Tucker
  •  December 8: John Michael Montgomery
  •  December 9: The Charlie Daniels Band
  •  December 10: Tracy Lawrence
  •  December 11: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan
  •  December 12: Lonestar
  •  December 13: Colt Ford
  •  December 14: Jamey Johnson

Concerts start 10 p.m. in the Showroom. Luckily, there are plenty of unique restaurants including fine dining, steak and seafood, a buffet, and late-night options to keep you fueled up for the party.

If you want to get up close and personal with the greatest athletes in barrel racing, make sure you’re at the Golden Nugget Grand Foyer on Friday, December 7, from noon–2 p.m. There you can meet, greet, and get autographs from the most talented women in rodeo.

That Vegas vibe, the never-ending party of Fremont Street, top country entertainment, livestream parties with all your new friends, and rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of barrel racing? Yes, please! Even better, you can take advantage of a 10% discount by booking HERE!

The Golden Nugget from December 6 to December 15? There’s nowhere else the cowboy crowd should be. 

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