According to a permit filed today, a new honky tonk will be coming to Lower Broadway at 419 Broadway between the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and AJ’s Good Time Bar. The new concept replacing the former Nashville Crossroads will be called Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar and will become the latest of many famous country music star-inspired bars and music venues to hit the town.
An exact opening date for the concept is unknown, though the timeline may be within the next year.
Husband-and-wife team Josh and Tara Joseph of Big Plan Holdings investment group are heading up the operations of the future bar in conjunction with property owner Brad Sanderson, who purchased the building in 2018 for $1.3 million, as reported by the Nashville Business Journal.
Big Plan Holdings has strong ties across various Nashville industries, including owning Edgehill Music Publishing, co-founding multiple cannabis companies, and owning the neighboring property at 405 Broadway, which Big Plan Holdings acquired in October 2020 for $9.4 million according to its website.
The future Hank Williams Jr. bar will pay homage to the singer’s father and Country Music Hall of Fame star. According to the permit, the space will be renovated to add one story and a rooftop deck to the three-story building, with 11,895 total square footage.
Specific details of the live music venue and bar are still unfolding due to the process being in the early stages of development. There is currently no website or any social media set up for the concept. It’s likely that the bar may not open until 2024, pending construction and permitting are completed in a timely manner.
What Now Nashville contacted Big Plan Holdings for comment but did not immediately hear a response.