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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jon Jenkins of Jenkins Management just announced to dealers in emails and letters their new long term agreement with the Hendersonville [Tenn.] Expo Center to host the Tailgate and Music Valley antiques shows in Nashville for the next six years.
“Beginning with our Feb. 2-4, 2012 show, the Tailgate/Music Valley Antique Show has a new home – the Hendersonville Expo Center,” Jenkin’s note reads. “This brand new facility will give us the great home that the show deserves.”
The new facility will set February dates synonymous with Nashville’s Heart of Country Antiques Show in addition to locking in the last weekend of October.
“The move was precipitated by a plethora of logistical and political difficulties we faced over the last ten years, including moving in and out of two hotels, using tents and renting The Fairgrounds.” Jenkins said.
The shows are vacating the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, which was home to the shows for the last four years. Jenkins said the decision was made to change venues after Nashville politicians changed the facility management and threaten to close it, cancelling all shows and selling the real estate.
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Located in the affluent northern Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, the Hendersonville Expo Center offers dealers and attendees shorter travel times. It also features free on-site parking, improved catering facilities, hotels and restaurants in the immediate neighborhood and easy highway access.
For the dealer’s convenience the Hendersonville Expo Center has drive in unloading and loading, high ceilings and, according to Steve Jenkins, founder and co-owner of Jenkins Management, “the ambiance dealers and customers expect in a high-quality show with a national reputation.”
Both Jon and Steve Jenkins are enthusiastic about the new venue for their 30 year-old Nashville shows and are expecially pleased their new lease gives the biannual shows a virtually permanent home “in the right neighborhood, near good hotels, with great access to the local market, easy access for the national audience and easy access to Opryland USA for the [Heart of Country Antiques Show].”
“In fact we will have a free shuttle bus from our site for our customers so they can park free at our show and get to the other at no additional cost,” the Jenkins added.
The Oct. 27-29, 2011 event will remain at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds but beginning Feb. 2-4, 2012, shows will kick off at Hendersonville Expo. For more details, visit Jenkins Management.
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