NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – This year’s Southern Women’s Show will not be taking place. Organizers made the announcement on the show’s website.
The cancellation comes as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers posted the following statement on the site, saying they hope to return next year.
The show has always been a fun outing for women to enjoy everything from trendy jewelry to top chefs. The plan is to return when the shows can again be fun. When friends can embrace, show exhibitors are not behind masks, food samples are OK to taste, and celebrities can pose with fans for a selfie, the show will be back. When people are again comfortable being in public, and no one is worried about catching a virus, the show will be back. Until then, please use the Exhibitor tab above to find and support your favorite exhibitors. Stay positive, test negative, and know we will miss you.
“They’re not the only ones facing this dilemma,” said Charles Stark, President and CEO of the Music City Center where the show was set to be held.
“They don’t feel by April they would be able to pull off a successful show.”
The Southern Women’s Show is recognized as one of the most attended events at the Music City Center. The show hosts over 400 companies and great features focusing on fashion, health and fitness, business, travel and leisure, and food and nutrition. Organizers were set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the show April 8 – 11, but now, that will no longer be the case.
“This is the livelihood of so many events, locally, nationally, and internationally and now a number of them are missing a second year so it’s a trying year for our industry,” Starks said.
The 2020 Southern Women’s Show was cancelled last March as the pandemic began ramping up across Tennessee.
Next year’s show is scheduled for April 7-10, 2022.
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