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Battle of the Bands Competition to Offer Acts a Chance to Play in Cowboy Corral During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Eight bands to compete for an opportunity to play at the world?s richest and most prestigious rodeo


LAS VEGAS – November 8, 2013 – Las Vegas Events announced today that eight bands will compete in a Battle of the Bands Competition for an opportunity to perform in Cowboy Corral at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The bands will compete over two weeks, beginning Nov. 12 at RockHouse Las Vegas at the Palazzo and culminating Nov. 19 at PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood. Both competitions begin at 7 p.m. (PT).
A total of 8 bands will compete over the two weeks. The bands scheduled to compete on Nov. 12 include: Sierra Black, Crossroad South, Jordon Allena and Wade Trammell Band. For Nov. 19, the competitors are Nashville Drive, The Rowdy Band, Easy 8’s and Thrillbilly Deluxe. Two winners from each night will be guaranteed to play two nights inside Cowboy Corral. The winner of the Battle of Bands will play the two guaranteed nights, plus the final two performances on Dec. 13 and 14.
Judges for the contest include John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun, Kris Daniels of Rick & Kris in the Morning on 102.7 FM KCYE in Las Vegas and Ricardo Laguna, professional BMX rider and television personality.
RockHouse Las Vegas and PBR Rock Bar & Grill will offer $5 Coors drink specials during the Battle of the Bands Competition. There will also be Wrangler NFR ticket giveaways for those in attendance.
Cowboy Corral, the pre-event entertainment and hospitality area, is held in Cox Pavilion, adjacent to the Thomas & Mack Center.  Bands chosen to play prior to the Wrangler NFR begin performances at 5:45 p.m. starting on Thursday, Dec. 5. The Wrangler NFR culminates on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Each December, the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.  Qualification is based on the 2013 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
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About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city.  Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax.  Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors.  Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events.  Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2013 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.

Rockhouse, located inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, is open daily from 11 a.m. on weekdays and8:30 a.m. on weekends, closing late into the night. Set up like an adult playroom, the hot spot comes complete with birdcages for dancing, pool tables, old-school arcade games, beer pong tables, a mechanical bull and 83 high-definition televisions, offering full audio for all sporting games. With a kitchen open at all hours, guests can enjoy a full food menu of delicious items while sipping on the party spot’s world-famous 88-ounce drink guitars filled with ice cold beer or delicious daiquiris. Rockhouse, Las Vegas’ only ultra-dive bar, was recently awarded “Best Small Nightclub in Las Vegas” by Nightclub & Bar. For more information visitwww.therockhousebar.com, and for bottle and table reservations call 702.731.9683 or emailinfo@rockhousebar.com.  Stay updated and follow Rockhouse on Twitter @RockhouseVegas and Facebook www.facebook.com/Rockhouselv.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill
PBR Rock Bar & Grill is the hottest spot in Las Vegas offering beers and bulls in its sprawling, 16,800-square-foot venue. Open daily from 8 a.m. until the early morning hours, PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers guests hearty, American comfort food and barbecue around the clock. Beautiful babes and bad ass bull riders are dared to attempt to defy gravity on PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s daunting, hydraulic mechanical bull.
Located at the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s expansive 3,000-square-foot patio gives patrons a front-row seat to all of the action. Complete with 105 wall-to-wall high-definition televisions, PBR Rock Bar & Grill provides sports enthusiasts with the perfect game-day retreat. For more information, call 702.750.1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com. Follow PBR Rock Bar on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
About Beasley Broadcast Las Vegas
In the Las Vegas market, Beasley Broadcast owns five radio stations, NewsTalk 720 KDWN-AM, 96.3 KKLZ-FM Greatest Hits, 102.7 The Coyote KCYE-FM, Old School 105.7 The Oasis KOAS-FM and BOB FM 107.9 KVGS-FM. Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 44 stations (28 FM and 16 AM) located in eleven large- and mid-size markets in the United States.