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Las Vegas to go country with Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins and Randy Travis

Trio of high-profile concerts coincides with NFR


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Garth Brooks.

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Trace Adkins at the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009.

December is shaping up to be quite the month for country music fans in Las Vegas.

Garth Brooks will debut his residency at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; Trace Adkins will play the Pearl; and Randy Travis will take to the Monte Carlo stage –- and all within a week of each other.

Travis will kick off the concert streak, on Dec. 6 at 9:30 p.m. Adkins will follow three days later, on Dec. 9, while Brooks fans will have to wait until Dec. 11 to see his show. (If they were lucky enough to get tickets before it sold out, that is.)

The trio of concerts coincides with the National Finals Rodeo, which will be held Dec. 3 through Dec. 12.

What’s more, country comic-crooner Rodney Carrington will be at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand for the duration of NFR. And as always, more artists are expected to announce concert dates in and around the city as NFR draws closer.

Tickets for Travis and Adkins’ shows are on sale now, while all of Brooks’ currently scheduled performances are sold out.

Passes to see Travis’ just-announced concert are priced at $59 and $75 (plus service fees and taxes) and are available at the Monte Carlo box office, by phone (877-386-8224) and online via

Meanwhile, Adkins tickets are $45 to $65 (plus service fees and taxes) and are available at the Pearl box office, by phone (702-942-7777), and though Ticketmaster locations, telephone agents and Web site.

Also of note for country music fans: George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack are set to play MGM Grand on Feb. 6.

Tickets for that show go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations. Fans can also charge by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visit or Passes will be priced at $73.50, $99.75 and $125 (plus service charges and taxes).

Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at

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