Dealer FAQ

Where do I load into the Music City Center at my move-in time?
The Antiques and Horticulture Chairmen will reach out to all contracted dealers in January with details regarding Move-In and Move-Out procedures.

Does the Show offer porters to assist with Move-In and Move-out?
Yes, porters can be reserved through your Antiques or Horticulture Chairmen.

What is the cost of reserving porters?
Porters for Dealer Move-In and Dealer Move-Out work in pairs at a rate of $25 per man per hour.  Larger loads are $35 per man per hour.

Are Porters available during the Show to assist customers?
Porters are available during the Show and can be contacted by going to Customer Service at the entry to the Show lobby where A & G volunteers will reach out to them over radio communication.  A customer would need to get a “porter form” from the dealer in order to have their item moved from the Dealer booth to the loading dock area for pickup.  There are detailed instructions on the “porter forms” for both the dealer and the customer regarding this process and for security it is imperative that those instructions are followed.  Porters work for free, but tips are greatly appreciated.  Porters can also sometimes be found near the loading dock area in the Southeast Corner of the Exhibit Hall, but are often busy on the Show Floor moving items.

What are shipping options for my customer?
Shipping vendor services is located near the loading dock door in the Southeast Corner of the Show Floor.  Any customer interested in shipping services should contact the shipping vendors directly for their services.

When will my booth number and location be assigned?
Booth assignments are made, as always, by the Antiques Committee Chairmen and Horticultural Committee Chairmen once contracts and deposits are received. Dealers will be notified of their assignments as soon as the Chairmen have worked out the logistics based on booth sizes and type of product.

What are the preferred hotels, locations and discounted rates?
Please check back soon for details on our 2019 Show Hotel partner.

Where can I park?
Valet parking is usually available at our premier hotel or guests can self-park at the Music City Center garage.  MCC garage and valet can accommodate regular size vehicles (clearance is 7’6″ for valet and 7’0″ for MCC garage) and cannot accommodate trailers or large oversized vehicles. Check area surface lots for parking options for oversized vehicles.  – Click here to view options.

ELECTRICAL, COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY NEEDS are provided thru MCC. For discounted rates, order in advance of Jan. 14th, 2019. 

Does my booth come with electricity?
Each booth has access to electricity paid for by the dealer. To order, see below.

How do I order electricity?
To order electricity, click here to download the fillable form. Then, email or fax the form directly back to the Music City Center on or before January 14th, 2019 for discounted rates.

Does my booth come with communication and technology? (Wi-Fi, Phone)
Each vendor has the option to order technology through the MCC to suit their individual business needs.  To order, see below.

How do I order communication and technology?
To order, visit the MCC website: MCC EXHIBITOR SERVICES  to download the fillable form. Then, email or fax the form directly back to the Music City Center on or before January 17, 2017 for discounted rates.

If you need additional help, call MCC Service Representatives: 615-401-1440 or email MCC at

How do I rent other items for my booth?

Hard walls, wallpaper colorStacy Exposition Services  413-436-5784

Showcases: Atlantic Showcases – 866-736-8672

Tables, chairs: Heritage Exposition Services – 800-360-4323

Shipping: Contact Dean Hitt, the Show Logistics Coordinator (865-368-9255) with details on what you are shipping.  All shipping will need to go to Music City Center the week of the event.

Shipping onsite at Show: Craters and Freighters – 615-777-7447 and Westbrook Moving – 843-991-6738 

Safe/Lock Box OptionsWest End Lock Company: 888-740-7233 or 615-320-0117 or The Safe House: 615-255-0500

Where is the nearest Home Depot?
Thompson Lane #7322535 Powell Ave, Nashville, TN 37204, (615) 269-7800

Is there an ATM at Music City Center (MCC)?
Yes, the First Tennessee ATM is located in the UPS Business Services Center, inside MCC at the corner of 6th and Demonbreun.  There is also an ATM at the MCC entrance on 5th Avenue (directly across from the Omni Hotel), and another in the MCC parking garage lobby off of 6th avenue.

Where can I get coffee?
Dunkin Donuts located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Korean Veteran’s Boulevard on the first level of the Music City Center.
Bongo Java is located in the Omni Hotel, facing 5th Avenue.
There will also be Kajiji Coffee Carts set up during the Show in the North West corner of the Show Floor.  There is also a new corner market located at the 8th Avenue/Demonbreun Street corner of the Music City Center in the lobby of Exhibit Hall D.

Where can I get lunch?
Options in the immediate area include: Al Taglio (inside the MCC), Kitchen Notes (Omni Hotel), Barlines (Omni Hotel), Tavern ’96 (Bridgestone Arena) or there will be food carts available on the Show Floor and in the lobby of Exhibit Hall D. Check Customer Service table for times/details. Below are some area restaurants that are closeby.


Are chairs provided for each booth?
No, chairs are not provided. Chairs may be rented. Orders must be placed prior to the Show through Heritage Exposition Services.

Is there carpet in my booth?
No, only aisle carpet.  Flooring is dealer supplied.

Lighting is dealer supplied. Lights may easily be attached to the fascia at the front of each booth.

Where can I get flower and/or plants for my booth?
Import Flowers (Wholesale) – 615-297-0397 –
Selective Gardener – Monique Holtkamp, –
Creekside Garden Center  – –

How do I get my Preview Party tickets? 

Your tickets will be given to you in your Dealer Welcome Packet as you check in at customer service on the Show Floor.  You will sign for your tickets which are allotted based on the square footage of your booth space.

How many Preview Party tickets does each Dealer receive?
One (1) Preview Party ticket for every 100 square feet of booth space.
Example: 10 x 10 booth = 100 square feet = 1 ticket

What if I need more Preview Party tickets for my booth than I receive?
Purchase tickets at the Dealer discounted rate of $100 per ticket, entering code DEALER2019. Limit is 2 at the discounted rate of $100. The regular price of Preview Party Tickets is $200 per person.

When will I receive my badge?
Badges will be available upon check-in at the Customer Service Booth on the Show floor under your booth name. If a badge is lost or additional badges are needed, fill out a “Badge Request Form” at the customer service desk in the lobby. Once badge is ready, A&G Show will hand deliver it to your booth. In the meantime, you will receive a temporary badge.

Are Dealers able to acquire show tickets for their guests?
Yes. Dealers are allowed 5 complimentary Run of Show Tickets per booth which will also be provided in your Dealer Welcome Packet at Move In.  Dealers may purchase more at the Group rate of $15 each by entering the Group Code DEALER2018.

May I attend a lecture?
Sure, we would love for you to attend a lecture. However, it is your responsibility to find someone to be present in your booth. Lecture tickets are available at a discounted rate to dealers. Use Dealer2018 as the group code when you purchase your tickets to receive the discounted rates.

TAX INFORMATION – Sales Tax information must be submitted whether you have sales or not!

How should I handle taxes?

Download the Vendor Instructions here. If you do not already have a tax number, fill out the Vendor Registration Form here. This should be completed and sent to Nashville via mail at TN Dept. of Revenue, 500 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37242 or uploaded to:  Once on this website, click submit a request, creating a ZenDesk ticket. The type of ticket will be “Tax Question” and subtype will be “Register or Update an Account.”

Please note, the handwritten forms with no longer be furnished.  All returns/payments are to be made online at the TNTAP website. For instructions on setting up your TNTAP account, click here.

What if I do not have any sales? If you have no sales, or have a display booth only, you are still required to return the Special Event Tax Form within 10 days of the show closing. Even if $0 sales, you must complete the form with a $0 and return. Write in zero on the form and return it to the Tax Enforcement office. No officer will be present at the Show, so the form will need to be mailed. If you attend less than 3 events in TN within a calendar year or make less than $4800/year, you are not required to file/pay; however, if you have already collected taxes, you need to complete the registration form and file/remit taxes.

For more information, contact the Regional Tax Enforcement office and speak to our representative, Marilyn Vaughn, at 931-685-1284.


Dealers who have returned contracts with deposits will be notified of this process by Show officials.


All contracts and deposits are due August 1, 2018.
All final payments are due by August 1, 2018 to secure discounted “Early Bird” rates.
Final p
ayments in full are due January 10, 2019 by 5 p.m. CST.

2018 Show Dates & Times

February 2-4, 2018
Friday & Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Preview: February 1

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Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

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