Dec 3, 2019
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino transforms into “Hard Country” during Wrangler NFR
Just like the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is legendary, so is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
But don’t let the rock ‘n’ roll moniker throw you when it comes to rodeo week in Vegas because the hotel embraces the country & Western vibe from Dec. 5-14. Those dates coincides with the world’s biggest and baddest rodeo, which takes place at the historic Thomas & Mack Center that is located a short walk from the Hard Rock.
For those days and nights, Hurly’s NFR Hot Spots officially dubs the Hard Rock, “Hard Country.”
The “Hard Country” is the nearest official sponsor hotel to the nightly rodeo action at the Mack, so it makes for the perfect spot to begin or end the evening. Or even enjoy the rodeo action on the free and live nightly in-arena National Finals Rodeo feed.
“Hard Country” lives up to its musical entertainment status in many ways during the Wrangler NFR, both at The Joint and Vinyl.
Country superstars, Old Dominion, kick-off Wrangler NFR week with two performances on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. in the Joint. Tickets start at $29.50.
Then Gary Allan returns as a follow up to successful shows in 2015-18 at The Joint for two nights on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50.
The “Hard Country” action is just getting started because chart-topping singer and songwriter Cody Johnson performs on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. at The Joint. Tickets start at $30.
Then Koe Wetzel, a country group with a signature punk rock-meets-hillbilly sound, rocks The Joint on Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $22.
Tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office or online at www.hardrockhotel.com. Fees and taxes will apply.
The performance club and venue, Vinyl, at “Hard Country” will be offering a full slate of free country entertainment.
The Rhyolite Sound, awarded “Best Vegas Band” two years running by Las Vegas Weekly and winner of Life is Beautiful 2017 Battle of the Bands, will rock/country Vinyl on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. Then Sundance Head, 2016 winner of “The Voice,” will entertain for three nights, Dec. 9- 11 at 10 p.m.
Guests still looking to stay close to the rodeo action can take advantage of Wrangler NFR room packages, which start at just $95 per night. Packages also include a $40 dining credit valid at Mr. Lucky’s and Pink Taco. Packages are valid on travel Dec. 5 – 16, 2019 and guests must book by Dec. 14, 2019. Guests can book online or by phone using the code HRNFR2N for the two-night package; HRNFR3N for the three-night package; or HRNFR4N for the four-night package.
Those looking to take advantage of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ unbeatable entertainment lineup can stay on property with a room and ticket package.
Gary Allan packages start at $159 and include two tickets and a one-night stay on Friday, Dec. 6 or Saturday, Dec. 7. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TGA6GA9 for the general admission ticket package, TGA6OR9 for the orchestra ticket package, or TGA6BA9 for the balcony ticket package on Fri., Dec 6, 2019 or book online or by phone using the code TGA7GA9 for the for the general admission ticket package, TGA7OR9 for the orchestra ticket package, or TGA7BA9 for the balcony ticket package on Sat., Dec 7.
Cody Johnson packages start at $100 and include two tickets and a one-night stay on Thursday, Dec. 12. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TCJOHNG for the general admission standing room only ticket package or TCJOHNB for the front balcony reserved ticket package.
Koe Wetzel packages start at $124 and include two tickets and a one-night stay on Friday, Dec. 13. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TKWGA19 for the general admission standing room only ticket package or TKWOR19 for the orchestra ticket package.
The off-Strip “Hard Country” playground is just minutes from McCarran International Airport is a boutique luxury resort hotel that is known for its innovative music scene where legendary acts including The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, KISS and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.
The resort features three hotel towers totaling 1,504 guest rooms, suites and penthouses including the AAA Four Diamond Awarded HRH All-Suite Tower; 60,000 sf of casino space including high limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 sf of flexible meeting and convention space, which received the Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; a resort spa and state-of-the-art fitness center; a portfolio of eleven dining venues including the luxury steakhouse MB Steak and the iconic Nobu; trendsetting retailers including the famous Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.
Author: Brian “Hurly” Hurlburt
Brian “Hurly” Hurlburt has been covering the city that glitters, Las Vegas, from all the angles for 25 years, and is the editor and project manager for the NFR BLVD preview and NFR Rewind review magazines.