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Ram Rodeo Live at Cowboy FanFest to Host Live Music and Features

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LAS VEGAS (November 11, 2013) – From Dec. 5 – 14 at Cowboy FanFest, Ram Rodeo Live will bring live music and talk show style entertainment to rodeo fans. Free to the public, Cowboy FanFest is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at the Las Vegas Convention Center and features 100,000 square feet of the best of the Western lifestyle, giving fans a chance to enjoy the best that rodeo has to offer.
Each day at 10:30 a.m. (PT), Ram Rodeo Live will feature Alexis Bloomer Live, a show featuring interviews with Wrangler NFR contestants and musicians. Flint Rasmussen will appear each day at 12 p.m. (PT) with his popular show “Outside the Barrel.”
The line-up for Rodeo Live Unplugged, the daily live acoustic performances at 1:15 p.m. (PT), is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 – Ray Scott
Friday, Dec. 6,  2013 – Josh Thompson
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 – Damsel
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 – Jason Sturgeon
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 – Brit Stokes Band
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 – Cody Johnson
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 – Lucas Hoge
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 – Daryle Singletary
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 – Morgan Leigh
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 – Aaron Watson
Additional programming includes:
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Calcutta – daily at 11:15 a.m. (PT)
Cowboy Poetry with Guy McLean – Dec. 5-9 at 3:30 p.m. (PT)
Celebrity Not So Newlywed Game – Dec. 10-15 at 3:15 p.m. (PT)
Exclusive Genetics Million Dollar Bucking Bull and Rider Tournament Recap – Dec. 5-7 and 9-13 at 2:45 p.m. (PT)
Children’s Choir – Dec. 8 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. (PT)

In addition to Ram Rodeo Live, Cowboy FanFest will include the following main anchor displays and programming elements:
· Boot Barn Saloon – Every great party needs a saloon. Located in the center of FanFest, the Saloon features video screens with a replay of the prior night’s Wrangler NFR performance and additional amenities;
· Rodeo Round Up – Located adjacent to the Saloon, this area features a menu of Holstein’s Shakes and Buns and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop;
· Wrangler Rodeo Arena presented by Priefert – This replica of the Wrangler NFR arena seats 1,300 fans and will feature ranch sorting, horsemanship demonstrations, mini bucking bulls, Exclusive Genetics bull riding showcase, Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Miss Rodeo America activities;
· Lucas Oil Rodeo Way – This “Old West” setting features the best of rodeo exhibits including NFR after Dark, History of NFR, NFR Livestock, Miss Rodeo America and select rodeos;
· RFD-TV – RFD-TV will produce a daily live program from FanFest that includes previews of the Wrangler NFR, interviews with Wrangler NFR contestants, as well as features and segments on the post-event entertainment and performers scheduled to appear along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown during the ten days and much more.
Gold, Silver and Bronze buckle level sponsors include Academy of Country Music, Bloomer Trailers, Boot Barn, Coors Rodeo, Crown Royal/Diageo, Exclusive Genetics, Lucas Oil, Nevada State Bank, Priefert, PrimeSport, Purina, Ram Rodeo, RFD-TV, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Top Hand Rodeo Tours and Wrangler.
Cowboy FanFest will fully complement the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, the only official gift show of the Wrangler NFR.  Both will run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention  Center and are open to the public with free admission.  Over the past 27 years, the Cowboy Christmas show has attracted more than 3.06 million people.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy FanFest, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
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About Las Vegas Events
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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.