Old Dominion to Open Nashville Bar and Music Venue, Odie’s

Old Dominion is making their mark in the Nashville bar and music scene. The five-man group announces the opening of Odie’s, a throwback to the kind of bars the band members enjoyed at the very beginning of their career.

Odie’s, slated to open this summer, is at 1919 Division Street, part of the heart of Music City, but away from the throngs of people in the downtown area that flock to bars owned by Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and more.

The idea came about when some of the members were talking to Ty Hauter, CEO of Good Time Design, about the kind of places they used to frequent to hear and play songs, long before they were a platinum-selling, award-winning band, places that Old Dominion realized no longer existed in Nashville.

“We didn’t quite know what it was, but we also knew what we were missing,” Trevor Rosen says. “The more we talked, the more we realized we wanted a bar like the places we went to when we were just having our first cuts, hanging out with other writers.”

The location is where lead singer Matt Ramsey, Rosen and others would frequent 20 years ago, before Nashville’s tourism scene exploded. While the people will still come, likely in droves, Old Dominion’s vision for Odie’s is a bit of a throwback to the way Nashville used to be, when writers could still walk in to a bar and play their music.

“We wanted it to be a place where a group of songwriters who might have a band could play, or someone starting out might be able to be part of a writers thing and get heard,” Rosen explains. “You know, pay it forward because all these years later, we know it works. That’s much better than just a temple to who we think we are.”

Old Dominion also announced the news on social media, along with a video of the progression of their new business venture.

“We’re so excited to announce that we’re teaming with Good Time Design to open a new bar in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood,” Old Dominion shared. “ Midtown has played such a role in the history of our band. From chilling at the bar after writing, to playing weekly into the wee hours of the morning and even recently playing Whiskey Jam to launch our tour….

“It’s an important neighborhood for not only upcoming artists and writers but also for locals and visitors who want a good place they know they can go and have a good time,” they added. “Odie’s will be that neighborhood bar for us all. #ODIES”

Old Dominion, who just won the CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year for the sixth consecutive year, wrapped up their No Bad Vibes Tour with a show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Their current single, “Can’t Break Up Now,” a collaboration with Megan Moroney, is in the Top 35. The song is from their Memory Lane album, which was released in October.

Find all of Old Dominion’s music and upcoming shows at WeAreOldDominion.com.