LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2015) – Ride. Rock. Party. Repeat. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will “ride” and the musicians will “rock” so the fans can “party” during the PBR Cowboy Spring Break Festival scheduled Memorial Day Weekend at the MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas.
To get the party started, the PBR and MGM Resorts International have booked a world-class lineup of musicians for the three-day weekend, featuring country music artists Gary Allan and The Band Perry. Additional artists will be added in the coming weeks.
For three days fans can enjoy the concerts, on-site pool parties, mechanical bull riding, frothy drinks, bull rider meet-and-greets, interactive displays, shopping and a host of other activities.
“Cowboy Spring Break has been a long-time in the making and we have an exceptional line-up of entertainment to surround one of PBR’s most popular events, The Last Cowboy Standing” PBR COO Sean Gleason said. “It’s the last PBR event before the summer break and I know that our cowboy athletes will be ready to enjoy some fun-in-the-sun with PBR fans and western lifestyle enthusiasts.”
The celebration will be centered on one of the PBR’s most popular and roughest event formats, the Last Cowboy Standing. The Top 50 bull riders in the world will compete Friday and Saturday in round after round of competition. If they make the 8-second buzzer, they advance. If they come up short, they’re done. The battle continues until one athlete remains and becomes the “Last Cowboy Standing,” pocketing at least $180,000 as the winner. The event’s total purse is $250,000.
The Last Cowboy Standing will be held at the MGM Resorts Village and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22 and at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Gary Allan will rock the house following Saturday night’s Round 2 action and The Band Perry will close the weekend’s festivities on Sunday.
The Last Cowboy Standing is the second PBR Major and will be broadcast on CBS Television Network.
Tickets for Cowboy Spring Break are on sale now and can be purchased at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event.
Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000. A single day of concerts, excitement and the Last Cowboy Standing event is only $50 for general admission seats. Exclusive, three-day ticket packages including reserved seating and VIP reserved seating are available for only $299 and $449, respectively. Three-day general admission packages are also available for $99.
Special hotel room rates are available at 12 MGM Resorts International properties and can be booked at
resweb.passkey.com/go/EPBRSPRING. For more information about Cowboy Spring Break, visit www.pbr.com.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The premier bull riding organization in the world began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division, have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest bull rider in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in earnings. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.