What Pandemic? NFR, NYE Pack Las Vegas' Entertainment Calendar


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In this Saturday, March 27, 2021 file photo, people react ahead of a music concert in Barcelona, Spain. A rock concert in Barcelona attended by 4,500 music fans who had passed a COVID-19 screening produced no significant transmission of the coronavirus, event organizers said Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Looking at the December entertainment calendar, you wouldn’t know there was a pandemic happening.

National Finals Rodeo is coming back with a vengeance, as are the country-music singers who typically book Strip venues those 10 days. 

That slate of performers will include Carrie Underwood, who is set to open Resorts World Theatre after Celine Dion pushed back her new residency. 

Also coming back are the big New Year’s Eve shows. And Christmas programming? There’s plenty of it all over the Valley. 

So what’s on offer? And will people feel comfortable enough to fill all those seats?


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