The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits open today at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee and will run through April 12. The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m today. This year’s speakers include former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, Dr. Ben Carson, S.E. Cupp, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, former Governor Rick Perry of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. This is a ticketed event.
The NRA Country Jam V festival begins at 6 p.m. today. It features Hank Williams, Jr., Colt Ford and Sunny Sweeney. This event is free.
The NRA Country Sound Stage — a part of NRA Freedom Festival, presented by Beretta — located at 5th and Demonbreun Streets featured its first free outdoor concert last night and will continue through Sunday. More than 30 acts will appear, including Josh Thompson, Cheryl LuQuire, and Bucky Covington. “Redneck Crazy” singer Tyler Farr will take the stage on Sunday at 1 p.m. to close the outdoor-concert series. Fans can meet Tyler and pre-order his new album Suffer In Peace following his performance.
More than 70,000 attendees are expected at this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the industry’s latest and greatest products, and they will be joined by guides and outfitters, various hunting and shooting accessories, and extensive private firearm collections displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs. Also opening today are the Pyramyd Air Air Gun Range and a variety of seminars, including methods of concealed carry, hunting how-to’s, firearms law, historical firearms, and Refuse To Be a Victim.
Exhibit Hall Hours: Friday, April 10: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Exhibit Hall is FREE to NRA Members and their immediate family. If you are not an NRA member, you will be required to join before the show or when you arrive. Registration Hours: Thursday, April 9: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Click here to see the full list of NRA Country Sound Stage performers and schedules.
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