Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ’s Nashville, a New Bar in Lower Broadway

Jon Bon Jovi opens JBJ’s Nashville, a new bar in Lower Broadway, joining country stars in the iconic music hub.

  • Jon Bon Jovi is opening a bar and restaurant, JBJ’s Nashville, in the Lower Broadway entertainment district.
  • The venue is set to open in spring, with its exact opening date yet to be announced.
  • JBJ’s Nashville will be one of the tallest and second largest bars by square footage on Lower Broadway.
  • Bon Jovi expressed excitement about having a place in Nashville, citing the band’s deep roots and past experiences recording albums in the city.
  • The bar is located at 405 Broadway, formerly the site of Merchant’s restaurant, with entrances on Broadway and 4th Avenue.
  • Development of JBJ’s Nashville was led by the Nashville-based investment company Big Plan Holdings.
  • Lower Broadway is a historic music hub in Nashville, known for its proximity to the Ryman Auditorium and iconic honky-tonks.

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  • Legendary honky-tonks like Robert’s Western World and Tootsies Orchid Lounge still operate on Lower Broadway.
  • Nashville’s Lower Broadway has undergone significant changes in recent years due to its popularity as a tourist destination.
  • Bon Jovi joins other artists like Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert in opening bars on Lower Broadway.
  • Notably, Bon Jovi is the first bona fide rock star to open a bar on Lower Broadway.
  • Kid Rock and Garth Brooks are among the other artists who have opened venues in downtown Nashville.
  • Jon Bon Jovi was recently honored as the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.
  • The MusiCares tribute concert for Bon Jovi featured performances from Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Shania Twain, and more.
  • Additionally, Bon Jovi is celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary this year, with a documentary set to premiere on Hulu in April.

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