As we near the end of 2019, you’re probably looking forward to the holiday season. But if you’re a rodeo fan, we guarantee this time of year is all about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
Here at Fremont Street Experience, the Downtown Hoedown party has become just as much of a tradition as the NFR itself.
We’re kicking off the 2019 NFR with our annual Downtown Hoedown celebration featuring six live performances by some of the biggest artists in country music!
Downtown Hoedown 2019 Lineup
The 33rd Annual Downtown Hoedown is ready to hit downtown Las Vegas with a bang. Whether you’re a rodeo fan, a lover of country music or just want to partake in this epic NFR tradition, head on down to Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.
Here’s the full performance lineup:
- 4:30 p.m. – Jackson Michelson (Main Street Stage)
- 5:40 p.m. – Gabby Barrett (1st Street Stage)
- 6:35 p.m. – David Lee Murphy (3rd Street Stage)
- 7:30 p.m. – Filmore (Main Street Stage)
- 8:40 p.m. – Dylan Scott (1st Street Stage)
- 9:50 p.m. – Rodney Atkins (3rd Street Stage)
You’ll find the Main Street Stage, 1st Street Stage and 3rd Street Stage along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Just look for the world-famous Viva Vision canopy and you’re there!
The 2019 Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience is free and no ticket is required, so be sure to get there early. If past years are any indication of attendance, this party can really pack them in!
Take a look at highlights from last year’s Downtown Hoedown to get an idea of what’s in store.
Some Background on the Wrangler NFR
The National Finals Rodeo was established in 1958 by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as the ultimate rodeo championship event held at the end of the year. After a short stint in Dallas and Los Angeles, followed by 20 years in Oklahoma City, the NFR found its current home in Las Vegas.
Downtown Las Vegas casino icon, Benny Binion, played a significant role in getting the NFR to Sin City. Sound familiar? Yes, that Benny Binion of Binion’s Gambling Hall on Fremont Street. Not only was he an avid gambler and casino owner, but also a Texas-born-and-raised cowboy.
In 2014, the PRCA extended its contract to keep the NFR in Las Vegas through 2024. Well, twist our arm, I guess we’ll just have to keep the Downtown Hoedown party going until then!
What to Do Before and After the Downtown Hoedown
What does a cowboy have to do to get a drink in this town? Well, not much. Fremont Street has a bar around every corner, so all you have to do is take your pick.
With so many other things to do in downtown Las Vegas, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you get the most out of your NFR trip to Vegas.
Here are a few things to check out while you’re in downtown Las Vegas:
It may not be riding a horse or a bull, but we promise it’s just as thrilling! You’ll want to take your cowboy hat off for this one because Slotzilla sends you flying high over the downtown Las Vegas crowds. Choose between our lower zipline or upper zoomline for an unforgettable Vegas experience.
Viva Vision Light Shows
While you’re here for Downtown Hoedown, it’s impossible to miss the stunning Viva Vision canopy screen overhead. Featuring dazzling light shows and state-of-the-art sound, it’s the perfect way to get the party going.
Downtown Las Vegas Gambling
Whether it’s slots, video poker or live table games you’re looking for, downtown Las Vegas casinos have the widest selection and best odds in the city. Head downtown to gamble and skip the high-limit Strip casinos.
Downtown Las Vegas Sports Betting
Ready to make that big NFR bet but don’t know where to go? Downtown Las Vegas sports books make it easy and convenient to place a bet without the overwhelming crowds and chaos you’ll find on the Strip.
We can’t wait to kick off the Wrangler NFR this year with our 33rd Annual Downtown Hoedown in downtown Las Vegas! For more information about the NFR event schedule, visit the official NFR website.