Eric Church Announces Chief’s Opening Date and 19-Show Residency

We now know when Eric Church‘s downtown Nashville bar, Chief’s, will open. The North Carolina native reveals Chief’s, a six-story space located at 200 Broadway, will open on April 5. Church is celebrating the grand opening with his own, 19-date Eric Church: To Beat the Devil residency, which will begin on Chief’s opening night.

“These shows at Chief’s will be one of a kind, only for Chief’s and with some songs that will only ever be performed during these shows,” Church says. “It’s the most unique show I’ll probably ever do, and I’m excited to enjoy this chapter of what Chief’s will be.”

Church recently revealed he gave the building to his Church Choir fan club members, sending each of them a deed to a brick in the building.

“My songs are mine, until I release them, and then they’re never mine again. And this building’s a lot that way,” Church said at the time.  “It’s been mine in the building of it, in the cultivating with the stories, the challenges, and the successes. But once Chief’s opens, it’s not mine anymore. It belongs to the Choir. It belongs to the fans. It belongs to the patrons. It belongs to the stories they create there. It belongs to the music they listen to there and share from there.

“So, my story ends where theirs begins and that’s the essence of what you do musically and what we’re trying to do at Chief’s,” he added.

Church first announced the opening of Chief’s in early 2022, located where the former Cotton Eyed Joe was held.

“I remember driving through downtown Nashville over 20 years ago with a pawn shop guitar, riding shotgun in a beat-to-hell truck just trying to chase a dream,” Church said when announcing his own bar and music venue. “Chief’s is the culmination of catching that dream. Like everything else we do in our career, I wouldn’t even attempt a project like this if I didn’t think it would be the best, so that’s what Chief’s will be: the best.”

Tickets for Eric Church: To Beat The Devil will be available beginning on Tuesday, March 12, exclusively to Church Choir members. Sign-up is available here. In keeping with Church’s long-standing commitment to eliminate scalpers, tickets will only be available at Chief’s box office, just before the show.

See a list of dates for Eric Church: To Beat The Devil below. More information is available at Find all of his music and upcoming shows at

Eric Church: To Beat The Devil Dates

Friday, April 5 (Grand Opening)
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Monday, April 29
Tuesday, April 30
Wednesday, May 1
Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Friday, May 17
Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9