Bon Jovi to Open New Bar in Downtown Nashville

Bon Jovi is staking claim in Music City. The iconic rock band, fronted by Jon Bon Jovi, has announced they are opening of JBJ’s Nashville, the tallest and, at 37,000-square-feet, the second largest bar in downtown Nashville.

The new venue, located at 405 Broadway, will fuse both rock and roll and country music. Bon Jovi is opening JBJ’s Nashville in partnership with Big Plan Holdings.

“We’re looking forward to having a place in Nashville that we call home,” Bon Jovi says. “When Big Plan Holdings and the team of Josh and Tara Joseph asked us if we were interested, it wasn’t because we were just another rock band, it was because we are a band with deep roots in Nashville.

“We have had wonderful times in Nashville recording several albums and working with some of the finest people in all the music business,” he continued. “I can’t wait to toast all of Broadway and get to know our neighbors!”

“As the first ground up development on Lower Broadway since 2017, the development has allowed us to position JBJ’s to be the most operationally efficient establishment in the heart of Music City,” added Sean Marshall, President of BPH Hospitality.

JBJ’s Nashville will have an entrance at both Broadway and 4th Avenue, and will boast a fifth-story outdoor rooftop deck, offering views of the entire city of Nashville.

Ahead of the recent Grammy Awards ceremony, Bon Jovi was honored as the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year, honoring his numerous musical and philanthropic contributions through the years. He is the founder of the Bon Jovi Soul Foundaiton, created to combat hunger and homelessness.

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“Everything that I’ve accomplished, with or without the band, or in my philanthropic life, has had the support of my family, my friends, band mates, collaborators, and an army of willing, who’ve been ready to take my dreams and make them a reality,” Bon Jovi said (via People).

“Music moves us,” he continued. “It moves us when we’re happy, and it comforts us when we’re sad. It brings us together, and when we may not have much else in common, there is still that common thread that is the song.”

An opening date for JBJ’s Nashville has yet to be announced, although it is slated for 2024. Updates can be found at

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