For 33 years the Tailgate/Music Valley Antique Show (recently rebranded as The Nashville Show), has been a highly anticipated shopping extravaganza for lovers of period 18th, 19th, and early 20th century antiques and vintage items. Held at the Nashville Fairgrounds, the show features 150 + vendors from over 35 states and provinces showcasing a wide range of unique, stylish, and authentic country and formal home furnishings and accessories, as well as collectibles and folk art.
Expect to find antiques and vintage throughout three sections; ranging from traditional to a vintage marketplace; and new to the show this year a select group of contemporary artisans dedicated to continuing the handmade craft of American folk art design.
Local Williamson County antique sellers return to showcase their wares at the show year after year. Bill Powell, antiques dealer and owner of American Props in downtown Franklin, is drawn to the show for its broad range of antique offerings. “From Americana to high style country design to trendy vintage home furnishings, it’s all under one roof and something for every homeowner and collector,” says Powell. Along with the variety of antiques, Powell feels the show has an approachable vibe. “Whether you are an advanced collector, a designer looking for unique pieces for a client, or something out of the ordinary for your own home, you’ll find unique treasures in all price ranges, and affordable for the young collector.”
Franklin shop owners Kim and David Leggett of City Farmhouse will feature antiques in their signature brand “farmhouse style” and Kim will sign her new book, City Farmhouse Style, all weekend in the booth. Woodland Gallery’s Hunter Kay, purveyor of 18th and 19th century silver and fine art will present coveted pieces from his curated collection.
The show opens Thursday, February 15th at 9 a.m. with a $25.00 Early Bird Buying event which includes an all weekend pass. General Admission is $12.00 and begins at noon and continues to 5 p.m. the same day. Friday, February 16th show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Saturday, February 17th beginning at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General Admission both days. For complete show info and to purchase advance Early Bird Buying tickets visit www.tailgateantiqueshow.com.