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.
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.
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