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2014 Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow Makes a Splash at the Brand-New Music City Center January 23–26, 2014
Escape the winter chill and cruise into summer with deals on hundreds of boats and accessories, plus new interactive features including an indoor diving tank

 NASHVILLE (October 9, 2013) – Tennessee’s premier boat and sportshow is dropping anchor at Nashville’s new Music City Center for four days of summer fun to help crack the winter ice from January 23 to 26, 2014. The new location at the MCC will send waves through the community, as show-goers will take part in the biggest and best Nashville Boat and Sportshow ever.

The new location in the Music City Center has 53 percent more space than the old location, allowing more
space for boats, accessories and attractions.
For the first time, show-goers can experience the mystical world of scuba diving inside the Music City Center.
“Be a Diver” in the brand-NEW indoor scuba diving pool. Experts and beginners alike can test out the newest
in diving technology and have their picture taken under water.
Enjoy a rare, underwater view of fish reacting to different lures and baits at our large demo fish tank
Sharpen your boating and angling skills, and get tips from the pros during an expanded seminar lineup.
 Live the life of a paddleboarder while discovering the world of paddlesports in an indoor pool. Experts on
hand will demonstrate the advantages of these healthy outdoor activities, and visitors can try stand-up
paddleboarding and kayaking for themselves.
Show visitors can view, get on board and buy hundreds of boats from the region’s top dealers, plus take
advantage of show specials on the latest marine accessories and electronics.
Stop by the kids’ area for a variety of family fun activities throughout the weekend, including character
When:             January 23–26, 2014
                        Thursday, Jan. 23        2 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
      Friday, Jan. 24             12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday, Jan. 25         10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26                       11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where:            Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Tickets:           Adults – $9 (ages 16 and older)
                        FREE – Children (15 years and under)
                        Purchase tickets here!
Specials:          Opening Day – $6 admission on Thursday, Jan. 23
                        Become a fan on Facebook and follow the show on Twitter.
Editor Note:    Contact Matt Griffin at (615) 259-4000 or for media materials, photos or to request interviews.
About the Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow: The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance, and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit
About Progressive
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it’s most convenient – online at, by phone at (800) PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.
Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats and, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It’s the fourth-largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller ofmotorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at
Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot® and Service Centers.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.
To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than 1 million watercraft, contact Erin Vrobel at, (440) 395-0179.
Media Contact: Matt Griffin – (615) 259-4000 or
Contact: Maria Blevins 312.946.6231