LAS VEGAS (April 9, 2015) – The musical lineup and activities scheduled for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Cowboy Spring Break May 22-24 will bring Las Vegas a western-lifestyle celebration unlike any it has ever seen.
Monster Energy has joined the PBR and MGM Resorts International in hosting three days of non-stop extreme entertainment. Activities include concerts on both the MGM Resorts Main Stage and the Monster Energy Stage, marketplace shopping, water fun and PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) at the Monster Energy Cowboy Festival at the MGM Resorts Village during PBR Cowboy Spring Break weekend.
Added to the previously announced lineup of Gary Allan and The Band Perry is country music duo Montgomery Gentry. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry will keep the energy going with their award-winning brand of Southern rock after the Friday night excitement of Round 1 of the PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing. Allan will celebrate the winner of the Last Cowboy Standing after the final rounds of the event on Saturday evening, and The Band Perry will close out the weekend on Sunday.
Please see the full music lineup for PBR Cowboy Spring Break below.
Friday, May 22
4:00 PM – Tarra Layne (Monster Energy Stage)
7:00 PM – Cassadee Pope (Monster Energy Stage)
10:30 PM – Montgomery Gentry (Main Stage)
Saturday, May 23
2:00 PM – Tarra Layne (Monster Energy Stage)
4:30 PM – Lauren Alaina (Monster Energy Stage)
8:30 PM – Ryan Bingham (Main Stage)
10:00 PM – Gary Allan (Main Stage)
Sunday, May 24
3:00 PM – Wolf Creek (Monster Energy Stage)
5:00 PM – Mickey Guyton (Monster Energy Stage)
6:30 PM – Clay Walker (Main Stage)
8:00 PM – The Band Perry (Main Stage)
***Schedule subject to change.
The weekend’s headlining event is the PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing. Taking place outside at the MGM Resorts Village, this two-day event presents the Top 50 bull riders in the world – the largest field of any PBR event – competing in round after round of intense 8 second battles until one bull rider remains as the cowboy to ride the most bulls consecutively. A total purse of $250,000 is up for grabs, with the winner taking home a guaranteed $180,000, including the $100,000 Bad Boy Mowers Bonus. The competition takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 23 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 24.
As the second of four “PBR Majors” in 2015, the Last Cowboy Standing event will air as a two-hour broadcast on CBS Television Network Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET.
The Monster Energy Cowboy Festival also will have Bikini Bull Riding for the ladies and Topless Bull Riding for the men. Action-sports enthusiasts will enjoy the extreme wakeboarders at the Step Up Rail Jam and everyone will be entertained by the high-flying acrobatics of the premier canine aquatics competition, the Dock Dogs.
Add pool parties, after-parties, mechanical bull riding and frothy drinks with a cowboy twist, and Cowboy Spring Break-goers will have a Memorial Day weekend experience like no other.
“Cowboy Spring Break has been a long-time in the making and we have an exceptional lineup of entertainment to surround one of PBR’s most popular events,” PBR COO Sean Gleason said. “I know that our cowboy athletes will be ready to enjoy some fun-in-the-sun with PBR fans and western-lifestyle enthusiasts.”
For a complete listing and details of all of the Cowboy Spring Break activities, visit cowboyspringbreak.com.
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. Event is open to guests of all ages, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 $50 for general admission seats. Exclusive, three-day ticket packages including reserved seating and VIP reserved seating are available for $299 and $449, respectively. Three-day general admission packages also are available for $99.
Special hotel room rates are available at 12 MGM Resorts International destinations and can be booked at resweb.passkey.com/go/EPBRSPRING. For more information about Cowboy Spring Break, visit 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 mgmresorts.com.