• NASHVILLE, Tennessee
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  • February 14, 2012

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American Spirit Antiques / Nashville Antiques Week
Eric Miller

NASHVILLE-Nashville Antiques Week came with a renewed vigor this year, in part due to the new web site that caters to the visitor's experience. The shows of Nashville’s Antiques Week, Heart of Country, Tailgate-Music Valley, Fiddler’s Antique Show and the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, were all featured on the site, providing visitors a comprehensive overview of the week.

“Attendance was great,” said Jon Jenkins, promoter of the Tailgate-Music Valley show in Hendersonville. “It was probably the best in five years. We put just under 5,000 through, which is really good for a show that size. I think dealers for the most part were very happy.”

Susan Hunkins of Heart of Country at the Gaylord Opryland also stated this year’s show was one of the best in recent memory, and some dealer’s tell her it may have been the best ever. Hunkins says the gate was up 15-20 percent over 2011, and some dealers put their sales up by similar numbers.

She also says increasing numbers of people are traveling in from the West Coast for the week.

The promoters of both the Heart of Country Antiques Show and the Tailgate-Music Valley show participated in the inaugural launch of the as did independent dealers American Spirit Antiques, Candler Arts, Finish Line Collectibles and Pure Vintage Chicago also participated.

“The numbers demonstrate the need for,” says Eric Miller, Antiques Weeks Media, LLC, publisher of and other sites. “ provides more reasons to travel further, stay longer and ultimately spend more,” Miller says.

Around 200 people a day visited from February 2-12. The site provides information on the shows and dealers as well as information on local attractions and a full schedule of the weeks events.

“The success is symbolic of how the shows, as well as local attractions and businesses, can work together to cross-promote,” says Miller adding that the numbers would likely grow through the year as additional content is published strengthen Nashville’s position as a place of yearly pilgrimage for antiques aficionados.

About Antiques Week Media, LLC
Antiques Week Media, LLC is the publisher of category-specific destination web sites for America’s popular antiques weeks. Sites include, and Regina Kolbe is President of PR To the Trade, a publicity and marketing agency specializing in promotion of arts and antiques. PR To the Trade is the industry’s leader in aspirational marketing. Clients include auction houses, appraisers, antiques show weeks. Eric Miller is a web publisher, writer and promoter. He publishes the popular web magazine Urban Art and Antiques and is co-founder of the Calendar of Antiques.


Eric Miller
Antiques Weeks Media, LLC

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