The first Sunday of the NFR is usually the annual Toys for Tickets show sponsored by 95.5 The Bull.
It’s one of the best events I go to because they raise so many toys for the children in the area. The deal is, you bring a toy worth at least $10 (up to two) and get a free ticket to an amazing show. They always bring in awesome artists and it’s a big festive show in an intimate showroom.
NFR 2014 brought in Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, David Nail, Josh Thompson, The Swon Brothers, and Frankie Ballard. At the end of the show there’s always a really great raffle and they bring all the artists up for a Christmas song. I chatted with Maddie & Tae after the show and it was a great night for them because Girl in a Country Song had just hit #1 at midnight!