As adequate, the week of the National Finals Rodeo is jam-packed past country concerts, from major superstars to local bands, and a collective lot in surrounded by. The country stars following Vegas residencies always make certain to schedule shows during NFR, which means you can catch the latest dates from Reba and Brooks & Dunn at the Caesars Palace Colosseum (December 7-8, 12, 14-15) and George Strait at T-Mobile Arena (December 7-8). One of the most underrated aspects of Straits residency is his dedication to bringing in eclectic commencement acts, and for this round of shows he has veteran Americana singer-songwriters Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett onboard. Pop-country duo Florida Georgia Line plus launches its mini-residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood (December 7-8, 11), likely the first counsel of many if things go considering ease.
Other big-proclaim country acts will hit the Strip and within pretense-court prosecution: the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan brings in party-to hand bro-country hitmakers following shows from Luke Combs (December 14) and the double bank account of Kip Moore and Jon Pardi (December 15). All three have recent singles in muggy rotation on the subject of country radio. The Park Theater will host crossover star Kane Brown (December 15), who brings a healthy amount of R&B to his pop-oriented country songs. NFR mainstay Gary Allan along with returns for his fourth-annual visit to the Joint (December 14-15).
The Golden Nugget is gone together amid more the hub for country shows Downtown, subsequent to a lineup of returning headliners including longtime country favorites Tanya Tucker (December 7), John Michael Montgomery (December 8), Lonestar (December 12) and the duo of Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan (December 11). Also a propos the Nuggets encyclopedia this year are Jo Dee Messina (December 6), Ray Wylie Hubbard (December 9), Tracy Lawrence (December 10) and Colt Ford (December 13). Eccentric country outlaw Jamey Johnson rounds out the Nuggets schedule (December 14), bringing a bit of unpredictability to the lineup.
Elsewhere upon the alt-country and Americana side of things, perennial NFR visitor Dwight Yoakam switches venues this year taking into account a fighting out at Brooklyn Bowl (December 14). Also at Brooklyn Bowl, Oklahoma country-rockers Turnpike Troubadours are connected by wry Canadian singer-songwriter Corb Lund (December 7). Legendary country-folk singer-songwriter John Prine (a favorite of both Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash) makes his second Vegas decrease in recent years at the Westgate (December 12), taking into account opener John Paul White, formerly of The Civil Wars. Vinyl has a sealed lineup of rising stars in the Americana scene, all playing for forgive, including happening-and-coming Nashville country-rock band Cordovas (December 8, 15), Texas country-rock duo The Powell Brothers (December 12) and highly developed bluegrass band The Black Lillies (December 14).
New venue 172 inside the Rio puts the spotlight upon locals, when desert honky-tonk band The Rhyolite Sound headlining a Vegas country description that moreover includes bluegrass organization The All-Togethers (December 14) and Paige Overton (December 14-15), and fellow honky-tonkers The Reeves Brothers joining forces following soul revival disagreement Shanda & The Howlers (December 16).