In its fourth decade of hosting the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (Wrangler NFR), Boyd Gaming properties, including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Orleans Arena, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall and Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, will once again be the vibrant hub for everything rodeo-related, December 7-16.
WNFR Barrel Racing Viewing Parties at The Orleans
Guests looking to experience the rodeo action are invited to the free Barrel Racing viewing parties inside the Orleans Showroom. The showings will take place nightly at 5 p.m. December 7-16 and will showcase a live feed of the competitions to enjoy.
Boyd’s Rodeo Party at The Orleans
Boyd’s Rodeo Party will takeover Bourbon Street Lounge nightly, December 7-16 beginning at 5 p.m. Boyd Gaming Rodeo Ambassador, six-time National Finals Steer Roping and two-time Ram National Circuit Finals announcer Jody Carper, will get the party started alongside the live feed of the competition for guests 21 years of age and older and nightly giveaways including tickets to the highly-anticipated Wrangler NFR.
Buckin’ Bash at The Orleans
Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, Las Vegas’ world-renowned rodeo party after dark, Buckin’ Bash, will feature an evening of nonstop action in the 140-seat Bourbon Street Lounge. Enjoy a genuine Louisiana-style ambiance, live country music, and two-step dancing alongside Jody Carper. Admission is free and open to the public for guests 21 years or older.
Bailiwick Coors Dinner at The Orleans
To kick off the rodeo festivities on Thursday, December 7, Bailiwick will host an exclusive culinary experience featuring David Coors of Coors Spirits. Enjoy a classic Americana-inspired 3-course dinner, with each course paired alongside a specialty crafted Coors Whiskey Co cocktail. This limited engagement will have two seatings at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for $78 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Contact Bailiwick at 702-365-7337 to reserve your seat today. Must be 21 years of age or older. Please drink responsibly.
ALL IN BARREL RACE at Orleans Arena
Experience some of the top barrel racing competitors at North America’s largest divisional barrel race, ALL IN BARREL RACE presented by Stetson at Orleans Arena, December 7-9 (Race 1) and December 14-17 (Race 2). Contestants will compete for an average buckle award and a guaranteed total payout of $10,000. The event is free and open to the public. Start times for each competition vary and are subject to change. More information is available at www.orleansarena.com.
JCCF Bowling Tournament at The Orleans Hotel and Casino Bowling Center
Back once again, the JCCF Charity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF), is coming to The Orleans Bowling Center on Saturday, December 9. The action-packed event begins at 10 a.m. with the tournament taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The tournament, hosted by legendary announcer Jody Carper, will include an afternoon of music, light bites and fun for friends and family with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. With the help of JCCF, injured athletes are provided need-based financial assistance through their participation in professional rodeo.
To round out the event, four WNFR championship belt buckles and a rodeo committee trophy will be awarded to the team that places first with additional prizes to be awarded to runners-up. Attendees can enter a raffle for chances to win an array of prizes.
Registration for a team of four starts at $99 and includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and drinks for each team member courtesy of Coors and Pepsi. Registrations are open now through the day of the event with pricing subject to change. Additional sponsor-level registration packages may be available.
Registrations can be completed online at www.rodeoticket.com/rodeos/jccf-charity-bowling-tournament-sponsored-by-boyd-gaming/2023/register, calling (719) 528-4726 or emailing email@example.com.
WNFR Barrel Racing Viewing Parties at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
WNFR fans of all ages can enjoy the sights and sounds of the rodeo with the free Barrel Racing viewing parties inside the Sam’s Town Live! The family-friendly event starts at 5:45 p.m. every night December 7-16, with live action on the venue’s giant screens.
Free Lounge Entertainment Schedule
Lounge entertainment is free and open to the public for guests 21 years or older.
The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Bourbon Street Lounge, free entertainment during the Buckin’ Bash, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly
- CJ Simmons Band – December 7-11
- Brett Rigby Band – December 12-16
Bailiwick, free entertainment from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Thrillbilly Delux – December 7-9
- Mach Five Band – December 14
- Tammy Graham Band– December 15-16
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Free entertainment at Roxy’s Honky Tonk (Roxy’s Lounge) from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- SJ & The Ruckus – December 8-9
- American Thunder – December 14-16
For more information and a complete list of Wrangler NFR events at Boyd Gaming properties, visit www.BoydGamingEvents.com/NFR.
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