Rodeo fans celebrated the return of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and danced the night away under the iconic Viva Vision canopy while country music sensations Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Haley & Michaels, and Corb Lund delivered boot-stomping performances on all three stages.
Corb Lund kicked off the night on the Main Street Stage with some of his most popular hits. Shortly after, Haley & Michaels took over the 1st Street Stage for a rowdy performance featuring their honkytonk tunes. Over on the 3rd Street Stage, the Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye hyped up the crowd, performing top tracks such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong With the Radio” and “Love, Me.”
Afterward, country fans immediately went wild as Granger Smith took over 1st Street Stage and showed off his signature sounds with hits including “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That.” Later in the evening, world-renowned country star Chris Janson wrapped up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage with an hour-long set featuring chart-topping hits such as “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” and “Holdin’ Her.”
Photo Credit: Black Raven Films
About Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is a pedestrian mall and attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The FSE occupies the westernmost five blocks of Fremont Street, including the area known for years as “Glitter Gulch,” and portions of some other adjacent streets.
The central attraction is a barrel vault canopy, 90 ft (27 m) high at the peak and four blocks, or approximately 1,500 ft (460 m), in length.
While Las Vegas is known for never turning the outside casino lights off, each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy. Before each show, one bidirectional street that crosses the Experience is blocked off for safety reasons.
Concerts, usually free, are also held on three stages. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las