As we suspected, Garth’s new entertainment concept and bar will be located at 411 Broadway in the old Downtown sporting Club location, or for those who remember, the location of Paradise Park. The 3-story, 40,000+ square foot property on Lower Broadway was purchased in December, 2021.
“We feel very lucky to have the chance to be part of Lower Broad, which is arguably THE hottest spot in the country.
The goal is a classic honky-tonk that welcomes all and encourages love and kindness while playing the greatest music in the world in the home of Country Music!”
Brooks will partner with Strategic Hospitality, a Nashville-based hospitality company owned by Benjamin and Max Goldberg, who weighed in on the partnership:
“Garth’s long-standing commitment to Nashville is far beyond music and has been so meaningful to our city. We couldn’t be more excited than to help him bring his concept to reality.”
There’s no word yet on a name or concept, but I suppose it won’t be all that different from all of the other artist-owned, multi-level bars on Broadway. However, much like Alan Jackson’s bar, I’m slightly more optimistic that they’ll play some real country music in there.
Garth Brooks will Alan Jackson, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley, who all hang their name in neon in front of massive bars in downtown Nashville.
And just last month, Eric Church announcedthat he would be opening his own six-story venue, Chief’s, in 2023.
Back in 2020, during a “virtual press conference” that he had something coming “in the next two years, three years.”
When asked about opening a bar on Broadway, Garth had this to say:
“Things you probably shouldn’t say, I’m going to say if you’re betting… kind bet toward it happening because it’s just something that’s coming. It’s coming in the future but it’s going to be done the way we do it.
So it’ll be its own place, very much like Blake’s is his own place and everything. So were going to do it our own way. And so it’s coming, I would say probably in the next two years, three years. Because, come on man, when you talk about Broadway that is ‘friends in low places’ right there. It’s the perfect place.”
Garth also addressed the idea of opening a bar in Nashville during a press conference prior his July 2021 show at Nissan Stadium (a show that was ultimately rained out and then cancelled due to the COVID pandemic):
“I hate to say this – it makes sense. So it can’t come soon enough for me.
I know exactly the way I’d want it to be because I live in the dive bars. Just take the fun thing out of every dive bar you’ve ever been in. Because for me that’s what it’s all about…
I tell you man, with getting to be part of arguably one of the most sing-along songs ever, in all of music, that’s a fun direcition to go to. I’d want the shirt alone, that I’d been in a ‘Friends in Low Places’ bar. That’d be fun…
I’m in the same boat with you. I think it’s something that should belong here and it would be an honor if I ever got to do it.”
Stay tuned… more details are sure to come.
I imagine more photos like this one are on the way…