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What are the dates for the 2020 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits?

Lobby Exhibits are open at 2:00pm and the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction is held on Thursday, April 16. The Exhibit Hall and other special events are Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2020

When is the 2020 Exhibit Hall open?

Friday, April 17: 9am to 6pm
Saturday, April 18: 9am to 6pm
Sunday, April 19: 10am to 5pm

When is the NRAstore open in 2020?

The NRAstore will be open: 

Thursday, April 16: 2:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday, April 17: 8:00am - 6:30pm 

Saturday, April 18: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, April 19: 9:00am - 5:30pm 

Click here to visit the NRAstore website 

What is the address for Music City Center?

Music City Center - 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Is there a cost to attend the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits?

The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is FREE to all NRA members and their families (spouse and children under 18 years old). For faster entry into the NRA Annual Meeting, please remember to bring your current membership card with you.

If you are not currently a NRA member, you can join at the door. 

Are there any special rates for Hotels in the area that are recommended?

Yes! We have put together a list of preferred hotels in the Nashville region, click here for more information!

Where do I go to Pre-Register?

Click here to Pre-register. 

What does that mean? Skip the Lines! Have your admission badges shipped directly to you for FREE. Your complimentary badge(s) give you full access to the exhibit hall for all three days. NRA members can include their spouse and up to 5 children (under the age of 18). Fill out the information below.

Please note: Admission Badges are generic. Your name will not appear on the badge. Badges will arrive by April 10, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the pre-registration badge order process please contact us at 877-672-7632.

Registration hours on-site are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 16: 2:00pm 6:00pm
  • Friday, April 17: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, April 18: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday, April 19: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Where can I purchase tickets for special events?

Tickets for special events will go on sale mid-to-late January

Can you tell me more about the Ring of Freedom experience?

 The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are about celebrating our firearms freedom and renewing our commitment to the Second Amendment. By becoming an NRA Ring of Freedom Co-Chair, you make the decision to take a leadership role in ensuring that the NRA’s critical mission will make a difference. Co-Chairs enjoy exclusive benefits such as VIP Seating, invites to Private Events, access to the NRA Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite and much more.

Click here for more information on the NRA’s Ring of Freedom Co-Chair program. Online registration opens in November!


Can I purchase firearms and ammunition at the Show?

Ammunition and firearm sales are not permitted at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Is concealed carry allowed at the Show?

During the 149th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits the carry of personal firearms will be permitted at Music City Center with the proper license in accordance with Tennessee law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all federal, state and local laws.

Are dogs/pets allowed?

Dogs are not permitted at the Show unless they are for the following purposes:
- The dog is participating in a dog training seminar with one of our seminar speakers
- Service Dogs – all Service Dogs must be certified and must remain on a leash at all times
- All other live animals are not permitted in the Show

Are backpacks allowed at the Annual Meeting?

Backpacks are allowed on site at the show but have to be kept on your person at all times. Any backpacks left unattended will be reported to security.

When and where is the 2021 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits?

The 2021 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be held in Houston, TX - May 14-16, 2021

Want To Know More 

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email

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NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

A celebration of freedom featuring acres of exhibits, premier events, educational seminars and workshops, and fun-filled activities.