OCT 25, 2021
Opening Acts for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Features Prominent List of Performers
LAS VEGASLas Vegas Events announced today the list of Opening Acts for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The annual showcase is scheduled for Dec. 2-11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Each of the entertainers will perform prior to the rodeo competition getting underway and will include a variety of production elements, including pyrotechnics, lasers and a new stage.
The full list of Opening Acts includes:
Thursday, Dec. 2 – Vegas Night
Friday, Dec. 3 – Easton Corbin (also performing at the opening of The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas on Dec. 1 and Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Dec. 2)
Saturday, Dec. 4 – David Lee Murphy (also performing at Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Dec. 4)
Sunday, Dec. 5 – Bonnie Bishop
Monday, Dec. 6 – Lainey Wilson (also performing with Jason Aldean at Park MGM)
Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Glen Templeton (also playing Rodeo Vegas at The Mirage on Dec. 7 & 8 and Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Dec. 9)
Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Adrian Brennan
Thursday, Dec. 9 – Corb Lund
Friday, Dec. 10 – Jamey Johnson (also playing the Golden Nugget on Dec. 10)
Saturday, Dec. 11 – Gold Night in Vegas
This list of entertainers joins the National Anthem performers announced last week. That group includes:
Thursday, Dec. 2 – Drake Milligan (also performing at Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas)
Friday, Dec. 3 – Jenna LaMaster (also performing at Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas)
Saturday, Dec. 4 – Little Big Town (also performing at The Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas)
Sunday, Dec. 5 – Wyatt McCubbin (also performing at Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas)
Monday, Dec. 6 – William Michael Morgan (also performing at Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas)
Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Candice Muir (contest winner)
Wednesday, Dec. 8 – John Wayne Schulz
Thursday, Dec. 9 – Jaida Dreyer (Canadian anthem); Tyler Booth
Friday, Dec. 10 – Layne Beasley (contest winner)
Saturday, Dec. 11 – Kylie Frey
Known as the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding to compete for a share of the $10.257 million purse and the coveted PRCA Gold Buckle. In 2019, the event had a total attendance of 168,289 over the 10 days of competition at the Thomas & Mack Center and has sold out more than 330 consecutive performances in Las Vegas.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy Christmas, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR. For the latest Pro Rodeo news and Wrangler NFR coverage, please visit www.prorodeo.com or through social media at @PRCA_ProRodeo.