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5 Reasons to Attend NRA Annual Meetings This Year

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Here are five reasons to attend National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky from May 20-22nd, 2016. 

Louisville, Kentucky, will be center stage for the 145th NRA Annual Meetings next week. With an estimated attendance of 70,000, presidential buzz, and firearms, this conference is expected to garner a lot of attention.

Need an incentive to go? Below are five reasons to attend NRA Annual Meetings if you are deciding to go last minute.

1. It’s open to all ages

NRA Annual Meetings bills itself as a family-friendly event. Every NRA member-regardless of marital status, age, race, etc.–is encouraged to attend.

There will be activities for everyone during the three-day long affair, so there will be no shortage of fun. The event is free for NRA members to attend. Tickets for NRA-ILA’s Leadership Forum range from $10-$40 to hear from speakers.

2. Country music concerts

Love country music? There are two country music concerts being held concurrently with NRA Annual Meetings! The first is the Country Jam with country crooner Brett Eldredge and “I Got The Boy” songstress Jana Kramer on Friday, May 21st. (This concert is free for conference-goers to attend.)

The following evening is a Toby Keith concert with featured guest Chris Janson, who’s best know for his breakout single “Buy Me A Boat.” There’s no better marriage than guns and country music, no?

3. Guns, guns, and more guns

Thousands of exhibitors will be present at Annual Meetings next week. From the most familiar brand names to the not-so-familiar ones, there will be plenty of firearms, gear, and accessories for conference goers to to check out. Check here to see the list of exhibitors. Wear comfortable shoes!

4. Celebrity sightings

No gun conference is complete without outdoor celebrity sightings. Every year, much like SHOT Show and similar events, outdoor celebrities have generously allotted time to meet with fans for autographs, pictures, and networking.

This year, featured outdoor celebrities include R. Lee Ermey, Eva Shockey, Colion Noir, Randy Newburg, and more. Click here to see who else is making an appearance at Annual Meetings to find out when to meet them.

5. Great location

Louisville, Kentucky is the perfect place for Annual Meetings. From good bourbon to Hot Brown dishes, Louisville’s food and cultural scene will intrigue conference goers.

If afforded time to explore, walk Big Four Bridge, scope out Churchill Downs, or sample some brandy. There’s plenty of things to see and do. Check out this great guide to see how to make the most out of your Louisville experience.

Did this post sell you on attending Annual Meetings in Louisville next week? Hope you can join the more 70,000 people expected to attend!

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5 Reasons to Attend NRA Annual Meetings This Year