The official attendance for the world’s longest running Shooting & Hunting Show was an outstanding 78,865, making it the second LARGEST NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on record. With over 550 exhibitors, the exhibit hall and Freedom Festival were packed with NRA members the entire weekend, many of whom traveled from all over the country to attend the event.
The enthusiasm was contagious as NRA-loving members filed into the beautiful Music City Center in downtown Nashville. What awaited them in the exhibit hall was nearly every notable firearm and accessory manufacturer in the country. The Freedom Festival was a must-see stop for folks to get some fresh air and check out more exhibits while listening to live music on the NRA Country Side Stage, which featured local artists every day of the Show. On Friday, thousands packed the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum to hear from some of the most influential political figures in our country today, and they did not disappoint! The NRA Presents Alan Jackson “Keepin’ It Country” Tour had thousands on their feet singing along to classic Alan Jackson hits, and laughing it up with Jeff Foxworthy. During the whole weekend, most seminars and workshops were standing room only, and the “Pyramyd Air” Air Gun Range had a constant stream of eager participants to try out the latest models of air rifles, air pistols, air silhouette rifles and 10-meter running game target rifles. Overall, the 2015 Annual Meetings and Exhibits will go in the books as a great success!