Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrates NFR with tailgating parties, entertainment, autograph signings and food and drink specials. The NFR Tailgate in the Harmon parking lot runs from 3 p.m. - midnight Dec. 6 – 9 and Dec. 13 – 15. The event features entertainment for all ages with performances on the Cooper Tires stage by duet CJ Simmons (Dec. 6 – 9) and country rock band Cash Presley (Dec. 6 – 9, 13 – 15). Autograph signing sessions will be held with riders Cody Whitney from 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and Steve Woolsey from 10 - 11 p.m. Dec. 13. Guests can dine on hot dogs and chili dogs while sipping beverages from a two-story Anheuser Bush bar.
Drink specials include buckets of Bud Light for $20, shot kickers with any drink or beer purchase for $5 and a shot or drink of Crown Royal or Jim Beam for $6. Guests will also be able to participate in drawings on exclusive prizes including western wear from Pinto Ranch at Fashion Show Mall and a grand prize package for the StageCoach Country Festival 2013.
Inside at Vinyl, concertgoers can enjoy free shows including country western band Cletus & Mexican Sweat at 9 p.m. Dec. 6 –7, southern rockers Thrillbilly Deluxe at 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and country crooner Derryl Perry at 10 p.m. Dec. 10 – 13.