PBR World Finals Will Rock it Out!!

2016 PBR World Finals Rocks Out

Yes, I know it’s still over 100 degrees outside, but you gotta start looking towards the fall.  October 29 to November 6 to be exact.  That’s when our favorite sport shows up in Las Vegas.  That would be the Professional Bull Riders World Finals (PBR).  This year will mark the PBR’s 23 annual trek to Las Vegas to crown their champion.  And every year, they add a little more “something” to the mix to keep it more exciting, more alive and more interesting for the fans.  This year they move from the aged Thomas and Mack center to the larger, more modern T-Mobile arena.

This year will also be the first for a new, second-tier championship called the PBR BlueDEF Finals.  That will happen earlier in the week at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center.

  • PBR BlueDef Finals at the South Point Arena – October 29 – 31 (Tickets)
  • PBR World Finals at T-Mobile Arena –  November 2 – 6 (Tickets)

One of the things we always love about the PBR World Finals is that they are never one event to stay where they are.  The new owners of the organization have added a bit more excitement than in past years.  Not only adding the BlueDef Finals to their week in Vegas but adding major musical acts to entertain and excite the fans.  This year we will see some new faces and crowd enthusiasm thats normally high, goes up a couple of notches as we see the new, up and coming athletes (both two and four-legged) that are getting the fans energized in the competition as the race to the finals tighten.

Not much being said thus far except for announcing some musical acts that will be performing in the arena for the fans as well as for free outside the T-Mobile arena, in the Toshiba Plaza, for free.  yes, we like that word.. Free..


T-Mobile Arena October 29-nov 6

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced a star-studded musical lineup that will perform for fans during PBR Finals Week in Las Vegas (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6). The headliner for PBR Finals Week will be announced soon.


The concerts, that will be held throughout the week that PBR crowns its world champion, will comprise of both free shows on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile® Arena as well as special performances for fans attending the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in the new venue and the PBR BlueDEF Finals earlier in the week at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center.

The announced artists performing during PBR Finals Week are:

 Toshiba Plaza
(free for all fans)
 T-Mobile Arena
Wednesday, Nov 2  Colt Ford  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
 Thursday, Nov 3  Lita Ford  Rick Springfield
 Friday, Nov 4  Jerrod Niemann  Special Guest TBA
 Saturday, Nov 5  Warrant  Headliner, TBA
 Sunday, Nov 6  Kyle Park



Additionally, leading up the PBR World Finals, two artists will be performing inside South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, home of the BlueDEF Finals after each night’s competition. Casey Donahew Band is performing Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m. following Round 2 of the BlueDEF Finals and Neal McCoy will hit the stage Monday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m. after the action on the dirt concludes.


“PBR is throwing a party to match the biggest and most successful World Finals in our history, as we celebrate a thrilling, action-packed season and welcome fans to the new state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason.


PBR Finals Week offers fans an expanded, enhanced, eight-day competition, from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, including the sport’s top two tour championships and featuring more than 70 of the world’s top bull riders and roughly 700 of the best bulls in the business. More than $3.5 million in prize money will be awarded to the athletes and bulls, including $1 million for the 2016 PBR World Champion.

  • PBR BlueDef Finals at the South Point Arena – October 29 – 31 (Tickets)
  • PBR World Finals at T-Mobile Arena –  November 2 – 6 (Tickets)


Photo:  Debbie D Anthony

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