— Marketplace Events (MarketplaceEvents.com), producer of 76 business-to-consumer shows in North America, acquired the Nashville Home Show, an annual event held in September at Music City Center (MCC), from All Show Services in Rockville, Maryland. Marketplace Events currently operates the Nashville Home + Remodeling Show
, which the company launched three years ago in the spring in the same venue.
“Nashville is a robust market,” said Marketplace Events CEO Tom Baugh. “The Music City Center is a top-echelon facility, and the Nashville Home Show is a fall event we’ve been hoping to add to our portfolio for many, many years. We’re looking forward to working closely with Brian Ivey (VP Sales & Marketing for the Music City Center) and his MCC staff to turn the Nashville Home Show into a major regional event.”
The Nashville Home Show, which was acquired by All Show Services in 2016, drew 250 exhibitors to its 35th annual event in September 2019. Tami Bailey, Show Manager of the spring show, which runs March 13-15, 2020, will now oversee the fall show, scheduled for Sept. 11-13, 2020. In 2019, the Nashville Home + Remodeling Show drew 310 exhibitors and 12,291 attendees.
“We are thrilled to turn the Nashville Home Show over to the very capable team at Marketplace Events,” said All Show Services President Eric Udler. “Exhibitors, sponsors and attendees will benefit greatly from their resources and industry experience ensuring this show continues to thrive in the future.”
The acquisition is Marketplace Events’ 12th since being purchased by Sentinel Capital Partners in 2016, bringing its portfolio to 76 shows, including 52 consumer home shows in the U.S. and 16 in Canada. Most recently, Marketplace Events acquired nine home shows in Texas, Kentucky and North Carolina from Show Technology Productions in April and two Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events in March. The 76 combined events in 34 markets drew 22,000 exhibitors, 1.9 million attendees and 3 million unique web visitors annually.
“We still produce Super Pet Expo and the New Jersey Home Show and are now exploring new opportunities in the trade and consumer show world,” Udler told TSE.