The Southern Women’s Show is bringing celebrity guests and one-of-a-kind entertainment to Music City Center April 5-8. Attendees can shop incredible deals from national and local brands, watch fashion shows, participate in craft workshops, win prizes and more during the four-day event. The annual event’s 2018 festivities also include celebrity guest Arie Luyendyk, Jr., star of the current season of The Bachelor.
Luyendyk, Jr. was a professional racecar driver for seven years, competing in several major events during his career, including the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Indy Lights Series, where he finished second in 2002. In 2012, he appeared on The Bachelorette vying for the heart of Emily Maynard. After ending the season as runner up, he’s now back as The Bachelor, and is expected to propose to one of 29 women he’s dated this season during the March 5 finale episode.
Luyendyk, Jr. will be at the Southern Women’s Show Friday, April 6, beginning at 2pm on the Main Fashion Stage, where he will share details about his journey on The Bachelor and participate in an audience Q&A. After his stage appearance, he will also take photos with fans and sign autographs, all sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors. Fans can purchase a VIP experience for $50 and receive a Show ticket, a Southern Women’s Show bag, a private meet-and-greet with photo opportunity, and reserved seating during Luyendyk Jr.’s question and answer session.
“Just like the fans, we were ecstatic to hear that Arie would be this season’s Bachelor. His story of searching for true, genuine love is so refreshing,” said Stacy Abernethy, executive show manager of the Southern Women’s Show. “His charm and charisma will shine through on stage, and we can’t wait to have him share behind-the-scenes information on America’s favorite television show with our Nashville crowd!”
This years’ Southern Women’s Show will be one of the largest to date, with an estimated 35,000 guests, over 500 specialty boutiques and four days of entertainment. The weekend’s lineup includes activities for the whole family, such as Girls Night Out Friday, April 6, and Mother Daughter Day Sunday,
April 8. The 2018 show includes new features, such as AR Workshops’ Make and Take Sessions on Friday and Saturday, giving attendees the chance to make their own piece of home décor, and a full-service pampering pavilion featuring the experts from Esthetics by P. Brown Spa. Parking for this year’s event has been dramatically improved and will be in the Nissan Stadium lot with shuttle services running to Music City Center throughout the day. Professional fitness model and master trainer Clark Bartram will also make his Southern Women’s Show debut, sharing weight loss and fitness tips from what he has learned over his 30-year career, his time on ESPN and his fitness show, American Health & Fitness, which aired on FitTV for two seasons.