Eric Church Announces 19-Show ‘To Beat The Devil’ Residency At His Nashville Bar, Chief’s

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Robby Klein

Eric Church’s new Nashville bar, Chief’s, is officially opening next month.

He just announced that the Broadway bar will open on April 5th, 2024, and of course, he’s going to do it up big with a grand celebration. The bar is unique in that it includes a live music venue called “The Neon Steeple,” and Eric will kick off the celebrations there with an intimate 19-show Eric Church: To Beat The Devil starting on the day of the grand opening.

Members of his fan club, Church Choir, will have first and priority access to tickets, and can sign-up for a chance at tickets today on his website.

Eric says these intimate shows will be “one of a kind,” and he’s going to even be playing some songs that will only ever be heard at these 19 little concerts:

“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.

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.”

ll seats are reserved seating and range in price from $99 to $499 (with no additional ticketing fees). A portion of proceeds from every ticket benefits Church’s non-profit, Chief Cares.

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The new venue will be located in the heart of downtown Broadway, among many bars named after his fellow country artists. Church bought the building for $24.5 million along with Ben Weprin, founder of boutique real estate investment management firm AJ Capital Partners.

He’s also bringing in a taste of his local Carolinas by partnering with famous BBQ chef Rodney Scott, the James Beard Award-winning pitmaster and founder of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, for the bar’s food program, which will be served from the rooftop and contain all-weather seating for visitors.

And to set itself apart from the other artist bars in downtown Nashville, Chief’s plans to feature the aforementioned two-story seated music venue that will continually host ticketed live events featuring all kinds of artists.

The bar recently shared a glimpse of the music venue that fans have to look forward to once the bar’s completed, with stained-glass windows around the multi-story venue reminiscent of the historic Ryman Auditorium just a few blocks away.

I’m sure these tickets will not last long at all, and to be honest, the Church Choir will probably snag most of them up before they even go on sale to the general public. With limited space and just 19 shows for this residency run, if you can happen to get your hands on some tickets, it will certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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

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