PBR 2011 fan guide

The first day of the 2011 PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center on Oct. 26, 2011.
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PBR season means a lot more than just impressive bull riding. Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet for bull riders and PBR fans with a slew of parties and concerts to celebrate the sporting event. Mandalay Bay offers a Fan Zone with events and performances throughout the week. Click here for more information on the daily Fan Zone schedule and keep reading to plan your PBR party lineup.

Parties and rider signings:

PBR Draft at Diablo’s: No, we’re not talking beer, although there will be plenty of that, too, as Diablo’s throws a party for the riders in anticipation of the Professional Bull Riders’ draft.

2011 PBR World Finals: Day One

La Isla Uniforms bull rider autograph signing: La Isla Uniforms hosts a meet and greet for professional bull rider Ryan Dirteater. Joining him are Dickies DuraBullfighters Joe Baumgartner, Jesse Byrne, Shorty Gorham and Frank Newsom. La Isla Uniforms will also offer customers 10 percent off on Dickies apparel all day Thursday.

PBR party at PBR Rock Bar & Grill: Given its namesake status, PBR Rock Bar & Grill will be the official party spot for the Professional Bull Riders World Finals. PBR Rock Bar will celebrate the event with an over-the-top party on Thursday, October 27, sponsored by Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, which will include the 40 riders participating in the World Finals in attendance and a special live performance from country music trio, The McClymonts. Fans can watch as the riders take the stage to participate in the draw when they’ll randomly select the bulls they will be riding in the succeeding days' event. Throughout the weekend, the restaurant and bar will offer 10 percent off patrons’ dining bills when they present their ticket stubs from the event.

PBR drink special at Tacos & Tequila: Tacos & Tequila salutes PBR fans with a drink special in celebration of the PBR World Finals. T&T will feature $5 bottles of Tecate Lights through Friday.

PBR drink specials at Rockhouse: Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub invites all PBR attendees to bring their tickets from the rodeo to receive the exclusive offers like complimentary entry, two-for-one drafts, Ketel One specials and $5 shots.

PBR watch party at Roxy's at Sam's Town: Professional Bull Riders World Championship Viewing Parties will be held in Roxy's lounge from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Randy Anderson Band will be performing live after the broadcast Wednesday through Saturday.

Concerts and comedians:

Rodney Carrington at the MGM Hollywood Theater: Stand up comedian Rodney Carrington blends comedy and music in his acts and that combination has led him to sell millions of comedy albums. He recently co-wrote and starred in the film Beer for my Horses alongside Toby Keith.

Bill Engvall at TI: Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall will be performing live at the Treasure Island Theatre. The star of TBS' The Bill Engvall Show will be doing his hilarious stand-up comedy routine.

Martina McBride at Green Valley Ranch: Country singer Martina McBride brings her crossover blend to the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch. Look forward to hits like "My Baby Loves Me" and "Independence Day."


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