The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville will celebrate 30 years of the show from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at Music City Center.
The show, which is the largest of its kind in the US, will feature speakers, more than 150 antique and horticulture dealers and gorgeous garden landscapes. The lectures are based on the show’s theme, “Legacy,” from both local and international voices.
“We have created a speaker lineup that represents legacy through restoration, design, entertainment and home,” said co-chair Ashley Levi. “The 30th anniversary Show will transform guests as we travel from Europe to New York and back home to Tennessee and learn about generations of hard-working and talented tastemakers.”
This year’s keynote lecture explores the restoration odyssey of Ireland’s Ballyfin Demesne, an 1820s Regency manor house on 614 acres in the Irish Midlands. Nina Campbell will moderate the conversation between American businessman and art collector Fred Krehbiel, Irish Master Gardener Jim Reynolds and English Interior Designer Colin Orchard.
“Through our passion for restoring historic homes in a ruinous state, we have learned that it’s the broken windows, collapsing ceilings and dark rooms that make these places’ past stories so magnificent. It’s up to us to answer to their call and restore them to the life they once knew,” Krehbiel said.
This year’s 30th Anniversary event happens Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at Music City Center. Proceeds benefit Cheekwood as well as 20 charities supported by the Economic Club of Nashville. Tickets, schedules and information are available here.
Featured Lectures, Speakers & Mods:
Ballyfin Demesne: The Restoration of an Irish Country House: Nina Campbell in conversation with Fred Krehbiel, Jim Reynold and Colin Orchard.
Building Architecture Into Landscape: Bold Designs for Natural Beauty: by Martin Wirtz, Principal, Wirtz International
Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality: by Bronson van Wyck, Founder of Van Wyck & Van Wyck
Blackberry Farm: The Legacy of Home by Mary Celeste Beall, Proprietor of Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, and Kreis Beall, Co-Founder and former Proprietor of Blackberry Farm