Bull riders go on Cowboy Spring Break in Las Vegas this weekend

Bull riders go on Cowboy Spring Break in Las Vegas this weekend
Cowboy Spring Break brings bucking bulls and 50 of the top cowboys in the world. (Professional Bull Riders)

The Professional Bull Riders buck their way into Las Vegas for three days of outdoor bull riding, music and cowboys starting on Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24. Dubbed Cowboy Spring Break, the event takes over the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor with 50 of the top bull riders in the world taking on some of the best bulls.

Riders who stay on their bulls for eight seconds keep bucking. Those who don't are done. The cowboys will continue to ride until the "Last Cowboy Standing" is declared the winner and takes home a check for $100,000.

Bull riders Guilherme Marchi, who won the event last year, Silvano Alves, who won in 2012 and 2013, and Luke Snyder, who won in 2011, compete in the second of three PBR major events for the year.

Among the celebrities on hand will be the legendary PBR bull Bushwacker, who won three championship titles and became a Western sports legend in Las Vegas. The retired 1,760-pound bull will be poolside at South Point from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, with the No. 2 ranked bull rider in PBR world standings, Matt Triplett, and No. 10 ranked bull rider, Reese Cates. This event is free.

Cowboy Spring Break at the MGM Resorts Village plans to feature interactive fan zones, on-site pools, water slides, mechanical bull riding, rider meet and greets, interactive displays, shopping and more.

On Friday, entertainment comes from Tarra Layne, Cassadee Pope and Montgomery Gentry. Layne returns on Saturday, along with Lauren Alaina, Ryan Bingham and Gary Allan. The weekend finishes with Wolf Creek, Mickey Guyton, Clay Walker and The Band Perry.

Tickets for Cowboy Spring Break start at $50 with VIP seating for $125 or $225. Three-day passes go for $99.

Tickets: Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000