Updated - October 18, 2004
Each December the Rodeo holds their National Finals event in Las Vegas. In 2004, the Rodeo runs from December 3 - 12. During this time, not only will you see hats and boots everywhere, you'll also find lots of great country concerts to attend.
I have gone the past 4 years and it's great fun. Plus, you can do your Christmas shopping at the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, held at the Convention Center. The show runs from December 2nd - 11, 2004, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission is free.
Many of the hotels book up fast, so now is the time to be booking your trip. I've listed the country acts that are playing, along with any ticket information I've found, along with a link to buy tickets online, or a toll-free phone number to call for tickets. To get venue information, click on the link with the venue's name. If tickets can be purchased online, I've linked them on the date for the corresponding artist.
The first shows are free and located downtown at the Fremont Street Experience The shows are located on two stages set up at 1st St, and 3rd St. On the 1st Street Stage from 9:00 - 11:00 pm is Mark Chesnutt. On the 3rd Street Stage from 9:00 - 11:00 pm is the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party. The Honky Tonk Tailgate Party consists of Rhett Akins, Chad Brock, David Kersh and Daryle Singletary.
On December 3rd and 4th catch Terri Clark at Boulder Station Casino. Her show on December 3rd starts at 8:00 pm, and her show on December 4th starts at 10:00 pm. Ticket prices run from $24.50, $32.50, $44.50, & $49.50 plus tax.
Brad Paisley and Pat Green perform at 10:30 pm at the Las Vegas Hilton from December 3rd through the 5th. You can call the Las Vegas Hilton for tickets at 1-888-732-7117. Tickets run from $50.00 - $60.00 plus tax.
Randy Travis performs at the Golden Nugget Casino downtown on December 3rd - 5th. His tickets start at $85.00 plus tax. The number to call for information and tickets is 1-800-222-5361.
Tracy Lawrence is the first of seven country acts in four different shows performing at the Las Vegas House of Blues. His show is on December 4th at 8:30 pm. Tickets run from $32.00 - 45.00. The House of Blues is inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Dolly Parton is on tour again, and her opening act is The Grascals. They will play on December 7th at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace (where Celine Dion and Elton John play). Buy tickets. Prices are from $59.09 - $90.91, plus fees. Show starts at 10:30 pm.