NFR After Parties

National Finals Rodeo - NFR After Parties

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Recurring Nightly Events

Single Events

13th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala benefiting the ProRodeo Hall of Fame

• November 30
• 6 p.m. — Reception and Silent Auction
• 7 p.m. — Welcome, Invocation and Dinner
• 8 p.m. — Live Auction and Legend Presentation Honoring 2020 Legend of ProRodeo Bob Tallman
• Billy Bob’s Texas

Wrangler NFR Contestants Welcome Reception

• December 1
• 6 p.m. — Midnight
• Dickies Arena

PRCA Annual Awards Banquet

• December 2
• 6 p.m. — Midnight
• Dickies Arena

It’s now called Wrangler NFR After-Dark. It comprises all the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities that take place after the sun goes down, not at the Thomas & Mack Center, but at properties up and down the Strip and around town. It’s now called Wrangler NFR After-Dark.

Back in the 1990s, Scott Sibella and Bill McBeath worked together at the Golden Nugget, in downtown Las Vegas. During the Wrangler NFR, Fremont Street was particularly popular with the cowboys and the fans, likely due to Benny Binion’s strong influence in bringing the event from Oklahoma City to Vegas in 1985.

Sibella and McBeath rightly recognized the advantages of establishing relationships with the Wrangler NFR crowd, in order to keep those cowboys and customers around for all 10 days of the rodeo and to bring them back year after year.

As the two moved on to the Strip in their hotel-casino executive careers, they took note of a major vacancy along the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard: There was no real Wrangler NFR presence. When the event began offering a satellite feed – which is now termed Beyond the Dirt – from the Thomas &Mack Center to hotels in 2000, Sibella and McBeath recognized it was time for the Strip to strike.