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Tropicana Las Vegas: Your Wrangler NFR Home-Base

Saddle up rodeo fans because it’s almost “the most wonderful time of the year!” This December 4th-15th is NFR time! As we head toward rodeo week, cowboys and cowgirls from across the world are gearing up for next-level rodeo performances and a week-long celebration in sparkling Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since 1959 the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has brought ProRodeo to the world’s stage. With the-best-of-the-best rodeo athletes and livestock alike, the 2019 NFR is sure to leave rodeo fans on the edge of their seats. While the dirt will be flying in the Thomas & Mack Center, a whole slew of rodeo entertainment will be taking place along the Vegas Strip. Some of the greatest entertainment can be found at the NFR Home-Base, The Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

The Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino is proud to host another year of top-notch NFR Entertainment and those of us here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network are excited to jump in headfirst and share with you the must-do’s during rodeo week at The Tropicana.

While attendees are sure to experience rodeo excitement in the arena, another competition has been making an impact among the rodeo world since 1955, offering rodeo fans another exciting annual experience… The 2020 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. State rodeo queens will travel to Las Vegas where they will compete in various areas such as personality, horsemanship, and appearance.

The winning state queen will be crowned December 8th. The Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino is proud to once again host the Miss Rodeo America Pageant December 1st-8th. With portions of the competition taking place across the hotel, spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come and support their favorite state queens as they embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing for the coveted title of Miss Rodeo America. For ticket information and a full schedule of the 2019 Miss Rodeo America Pageant, please visit

Perhaps one of the most thrilling events The Tropicana has to offer is the 2019 Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship. Returning to The Tropicana December 5th-14th, this event is one you will not want to miss. Held daily at 2 pm, come see the most daring athletes take on the biggest, quickest bulls BFO has to offer.

Audience members are kept on the edge of their seats as these athletes, jump, dodge, and dance around up to 1,500 pounds of charging bull! Come see Reigning BFO World Champion, Weston Rutkowski as he defends his title. Don’t miss out on Early-Bird BFO x Tropicana ticket specials which will expire on October 30th, 2019! The Tropicana is also proud to offer BFO fans and guests special hotel deals which you can find HERE!

The entertainment doesn’t end in the Bullfighters Only arena! In conjunction with the Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Western streetwear brand, Hooey, is proud to present the Hooey Jam. Open to rodeo fans, this free-entry event will occur every day during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

After each Bullfighters Only performance, join the bullfighters from 4 pm-6 pm at the Hooey Jam at Robert Irvine’s Public House inside the Tropicana Las Vegas. Meet the stars of the arena as you enjoy delicious drinks and dining options handcrafted by world-class chefs at Robert Irvine’s Public House. As if that wasn’t convincing enough, The Hooey Jam also presents top country recording artists to serenade audiences during this exciting happy hour experience.

Each evening the Tropicana is proud to present the NFR Viewing Party in the Cohiba Ballroom. This free event is open to the family from 6-9pm and is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing entertainment the NFR brings each evening. After the rodeo, you won’t want to miss one of the most iconic rodeo after-parties, Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball®! Celebrating its third year at The Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball® is the premiere NFR after-party, bringing live music, dancing, and much more to attendees! Keep posted HERE as a full schedule and music lineup becomes available. Oh, and did we mention? Entry is free!

Rodeo entertainment at The Tropicana is endless! Mark your calendars and make sure to join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we celebrate the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at The Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino this December 5th-14th!

CLN Community & Event Sponsor

Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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