Whether you're a long time antique enthusiast or gardening expert, or simply taking your first steps into either of these extraordinarily broad fields, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville needs to be on your schedule. Heading into its 29th edition, this event is a major date on the antiques and garden calendar, bringing together some of the best dealers, the biggest keynote speakers, the most beautiful pieces, and the friendliest people around in one great location to share their love, passion, and enthusiasm for antiques, gardens, and horticultural items.
As if it couldn't get any better, this popular Nashville special event is also organized in order to raise funds for two important charities: Cheekwood and ECON. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a 55 acre estate with no less than 12 unique gardens, a sculpture trail, an enormous art collection with thousands of different pieces, and a huge mansion with stunning rooms to explore and uncover. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, with various special events and exhibitions organized there each year. ECON, meanwhile, stands for the Economic Club of Nashville Charities and helps to spread donations around to various organizations in the Nashville area, with the ultimate aim being to better the lives of children and impoverished families in and around Music City.
The Antiques and Garden Show lets you support both of these wonderful charities and make a difference, all while admiring some beautiful antiques and gardens, meeting plenty of like-minded people, enjoying the various exhibitions around the show, and listening to talks from significant keynote speakers, with past speakers including Oscar winning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Keaton, members of the British royal family like Prince Edward, design pioneers like Nate Berkus, and legendary TV and lifestyle figures like Martha Stewart.
The 2019 Antiques and Garden Show
The 2019 Antiques and Garden Show will be held at Music City Center in the heart of Nashville, TN. The address for the show will be 201 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203, with the Music City Center being quite easy to access both by car and public transport. It has its own private parking garage, with lots of good eateries and bars in the local area and a hotel (The Westin Nashville) being right across the street to accommodate you during your stay in the city, with room discounts available to guests who plan on attending the Antiques and Garden Show.
The show itself will run from February 1 through to February 3, with an early opening special event also available by invitation only on January 31. Each year, the show has its own theme, and for 2019, the theme of the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show will be 'A Passion For Home', with a large focus on items and ways to enhance your home and breathe new life into each room.
The event, as usual, will feature a major keynote speaker in the form of Faith Hill, one of the world's most successful country music singers who has sold tens of millions of albums all over the globe and won many accolades over the course of a stellar career, including a total of five Grammy awards. Other speakers at the event will include notable experts in fields of antiques, design, interiors, and more. All proceeds from the show will go towards supporting the two major charities: Cheekwood and ECON. The show will also feature no less than 150 dealers and many beautiful gardens to enjoy.
Antiques and Garden Show 2019 Schedule
The show schedule will vary each day, with a preview party and invitation-only events on Jan 31 and then the main show begins at 9am on Friday, Feb 1. The keynote lecture, entitled 'Designing, Building and Living in Paradise' will run from 11am to 12pm on Feb 1, featuring Faith Hill, Ray Booth, and Bobby McAlpine. There'll be book signings in the afternoon, along with another lecture and the exciting 'Bourbon Party' in the evening.
The second main day of the show will feature more lectures, book signings, and the 'Music in the Gardens' event in the evening, with the show being open for standard hours of 9am to 6pm. Finally, on Sunday, the show will open later at 11am and close down earlier at 4pm, giving everyone a few final hours to enjoy the antiques and gardens.
Buy Tickets For Antiques And Garden Show 2019
The Antiques And Garden Show 2019 is expected to be a sold out event, so it's vital to book your tickets in advance if you want to attend this amazing show at the Nashville Music City Center. Ticket prices are very affordable, with various discounts available for certain groups of people. The standard price is just $20, if you book before midnight on January 27. If you book on January 28 or any other date, you'll have to pay a slightly higher price of $25.
The General Admission ticket gives you full access to the three main days of the event (Feb 1 - 3), allowing you to come and go as you please, exploring the show floor, enjoying the gardens, admiring the antiques, and perhaps making some purchases along the way. For extra parties and lectures, supplemental fees will need to be paid. Children are welcome at the Antiques and Garden Show, with the dealers always especially pleased to see some young faces around, and anyone aged 12 or under can enter for free. Those of student age will need to pay just $15, which is also the price for seniors and active members of the military.
If you're traveling as a group, perhaps as a work or social club outing, you can also take advantage of various group ticket pricing options, which include both general admission and access to various lectures, along with the possibility of attending the preview party on January 31. The biggest and best ticket option for groups is the 'All Access Pass'; priced at $445, this pass lets you gain full access to the whole event, including the preview party, the keynote lecture, all of the other lectures, special VIP seats at each lecture, and access to the Bourbon party on Feb 1. website