2021 APIC National Convention
Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville TN
Jul 24th to Aug 1st 2021
(see daily schedule below)


Click here to submit your registration on-line (and pay by PayPal, check or postal money order). We highly recommend registering using this on-line method.  If you pay by PayPal, you will not be required to submit any forms or payment by mail.  You will receive a copy of your registration by email.  So easy !!




The great city of Nashville Tennessee is proud to be hosting the upcoming 2021 APIC National Convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. You can now register (and pay via PayPal) for the convention via this website. If you have any questions, contact one of the National Convention Chairmen.




Hotel Reservations

Room Rate of $124/night:   APIC members can book their rooms at the special rate of $124 per night.  Rates are slightly higher for rooms with a courtyard view or a junior suite. This special APIC room rate is available for 10 full days beginning with Friday August 23rd through Sunday August 1st. 

Note! There will be a cutoff date to receive this special APIC room rate so don't wait! Book early! 

There are two ways to make reservations:

  • By Phone: Call 615.885.2200 and ask for the special APIC room rate.
  • Online:  Click here and you will be redirected to the Sheraton Music City Hotel website where you can make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Convention Daily Schedule

Schedule last updated: 7/7/2021

Note that all times are CENTRAL time

July 26th - MONDAY Monday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  2pm to 4pm
  Room Hopping  All Day
  On Your Own Sightseeing  All Day
July 27th - TUESDAY Tuesday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  2pm to 4pm
  Room Hopping  All Day
  On Your Own Sightseeing  All Day
  Discount Admission to Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour  All Day
  Downtown Honky Tonks - Meet in Hotel Lobby  7pm
 Jul 28th - WEDNESDAY Wednesday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  12pm to 3pm
  Room Hopping  All Day
  Discount Admission to Ryman Auditorium Tour  All Day
  Chalk & Awe Competition - Hotel West Sidewalk  10am
  Hermitage Tour - Bus runs all afternoon to Hermitage  2pm to 5pm
  Hermitage Meet & Greet with CEO and Curator - Hermitage Back Porch  4:30pm
  Convention Welcome Reception - McGavock Ballroom  6:30pm
  Button Power Book Tour - Ted Hake & Christen Carter - McGavock Ballroom  7pm
  Anderson World Series of Political Trivia - McGavock Ballroom  8:30pm
July 29th - THURSDAY Thursday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  9-12pm, 1-4pm
  Room Hopping  All Day
  Seminars - McGavok Ballroom  8:30am-12:30pm
  Chapter Meetings - Two Rivers Room (see schedule)  8am-5pm
  Exhibit Setup - Belle Meade Room  1:30pm-4:30pm
  APIC Board Meeting - Two Rivers Room  2pm
  Tom French Auction Preview & Registration - McGavock Ballroom  2pm to 7pm
  Exhibits - Opening Ceremony - Belle Meade Room  5pm to 6pm
  APIC Member Reception - McGavock Foyer  5:30pm-6:30pm
  Tom French Dealer Auction - McGavock Ballroom  7pm to End
July 30th - FRIDAY Friday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  9am to 4pm
  Bourse Setup - Hermitage Ballroom  6:30am to 9am
  Bourse open to APIC registered members only - Hermitage Ballroom  9am to 4pm
  Exhibits open - Belle Meade Room  9am to 4pm
  Member's Auction Preview and Registration - McGavock Ballroom  6pm to 7pm
  Member's Auction - McGavock Ballroom  7pm to end
July 31st - SATURDAY Saturday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  9am to 4pm
  Bourse open to All - Hermitage Ballroom  9am to 4pm
  Exhibits Open - Belle Meade Room  9am to 4pm
  Social Hour (Cash Bar) - McGavock Foyer  5pm to 6pm
  APIC Banquet and Awards - McGavock Ballroom  6pm to 8pm
  APIC - Celebration of 75 years - McGavock Ballroom  8pm to end
August 1st - SUNDAY Sunday
  Registration - Hermitage Lobby  9am to noon
  APIC Breakfast - McGavock Ballroom  7am to 9am
  Bourse Open to All - Hermitage Ballroom  9am to 2pm
  Exhibits Open - Belle Meade Room  9am to 2pm
  Exhibits Close and Breakdown - Belle Meade Room  2pm to 3:30pm
  Bourse Close and Breakdown - McGavock Ballroom  2pm to 3:30pm

Convention Sponsors

Platinum = $1,000
Gold = $750
Silver = $500
Bronze = $250



2018 Springfield APIC National - Chairs and Committee Members

Hake's Americana

Heritage Auctions

Tony Atkiss (APIC #2215)

Carter Todd - APIC #3208



Lon Ellis - APIC #2881

Anderson Americana

Jeff Kolpek - APIC #2523



Busy Beaver Button Company

Legacy Americana

Brandon Saxton - APIC #16436

Hans Decker - APIC #9987



Phil Kellerman - APIC #14635

Tom Keefe - APIC #1867

Dan Duncan - APIC #11491


How to Register

Submit your registration on-line (and pay by PayPal, check or postal money order). We recommend registering using this on-line method.  Also, note that, if you Pay by PayPal, you will not be required to submit any forms or your payment by mail. 

If you are paying for your registration by mail, make out your check or postal money order to "Nashville APIC 2020" and mail to:

Nashville APIC 2021

4005 Wallace Lane

Nashville, TN  37215


Important Note Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received !!


Convention Forms, Members Auction and other information

There are links below that allow for printing instructions on how to submit items for the Members Auction.  Also, included is the Table Rental Agreement Form for you to read.

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