Today's events at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Tip of the Day — Sam’s Town offers mechanical bull riding competitions twice daily (5 p.m. &8:30 p.m.) with $2,000 in cash/free play and championship buckles awarded each day.

NFR 9 – 5

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Cowboy FanFest, Las Vegas Convention Center

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Wrangler NFR Autograph Session (Barrel Wrestlers) – Golden Nugget

1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Rodeo Live Unplugged with Lucas Hoge (Cowboy FanFest)

NFR In Arena

6:45 p.m. — National anthem singer, Military Personnel

7 p.m. — Seventh Go-Round NFR Performance, Thomas &Mack

NFR After Dark

5 p.m. &8:30 p.m. — Mechanical Bull Riding Contest, Sam’s Town

6:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. — Rodeo Vegas 2013, The Mirage

8 p.m. – 2 a.m. — Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck ’n Ball, Gold Coast

9 p.m. – 3 a.m. — Gold Buckle Zone, MGM Grand

10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. — National Finals Tonight Show, Gold Coast

11 p.m. — Go-Round Buckle Presentations, South Point


7:30 p.m. — Shania Twain, Caesars Palace

9 p.m. — Damsel, LoCash Cowboys and Neal McCoy, MGM Grand

9:30 p.m. — Cody Johnson, South Point

10 p.m. — Willie Nelson, Golden Nugget

10 p.m. — Rodney Carrington, MGM Grand

10 p.m. — Justin McBride, The Mirage

Highlight of the Day — Rodeo legend and country singer Justin McBride takes the stage at The Mirage’s Rodeo Vegas 2013 party. Free admission, The Mirage Race &Sports Book.

For a complete listing of events, go to or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at /LasVegasNFR #WranglerNFR.


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