According to a press release, another superstar will see their name up in lights on Honky Tonk Highway. Jon Bon Jovi will open JBJ’s Nashville, a new bar and restaurant on Broadway, set to launch in 2024. A specific opening date has not yet been confirmed, though is likely to be this spring, located at 405 Broadway.
The new concept is being brought to life in partnership with Nashville-based BPH Hospitality, a division of Big Plan Holdings. Boasting 37,000 square feet and five stories, the venue purports to be the tallest and second-largest bar by square footage on Lower Broadway.
Jon Bon Jovi’s rock music reputation proceeds him, and his connections to Nashville stem from the many albums he’s recorded here. His bar and restaurant are slated to be dedicated to a “rock ‘n’ roll revolution along with carrying forward the roots of country music from Nashville’s storied history,” notes a press release from Big Plan Holdings.
“We’re looking forward to having a place in Nashville that we call home. 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. I can’t wait to toast all of Broadway and get to know our neighbors!” said Bon Jovi in the release.
The building is the first ground-up development on Lower Broadway since 2017, and its design aligns with the city’s Broadway Historic Preservation Overlay to ensure “a seamless blend of the past’s charm with an innovative future.” There will be two entrances on both Broadway and 4th Avenue and two fifth-story outdoor rooftop decks with panoramic views. Stages for live music are also seen in renderings of the space, providing ample entertainment options.