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Jon Bon Jovi Opens Up Nashville Restaurant

The latest in an ever-growing list of musicians who’ve branched out to the eatery business, Jon Bon Jovi is prepped to open a bar/restaurant concept in Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

Along with his iconic band, this spring the lead singer will open JBJ’s Nashville at 405 Broadway, in partnership with BPH Hospitality, a subsidiary of Nashville-based Big Plan Holdings. A press release about the projects states that the venue will be the tallest and second-largest bar by square footage on Lower Broadway.

In a statement about his newest project, Jon wrote “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!”

Hardly the first celebrity-owned bar and restaurant in Nashville’s Lower Broadway area, downtown Nashville is home to venues littered with country artists’ names including the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, along with Luke Combs and Eric Church whose bars are prepped to open as well.

The news of Bon Jovi’s latest entrepreneurial venture follows last week’s celebration honoring Jon as the MusiCares Person of the Year. And, as his the legendary band celebrates its four-decade anniversary this year, a new Bon Jovi documentary is on tap in April from Hulu.

In 2006, Jon Bon Jovi enjoyed a two-week #1 Country Airplay hit with a duet version of “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” featuring Jennifer Nettles. In 2020, the pair aligned forces again for “Do What You Can.” In 2007, he also collaborated with LeAnn Rimes on the song “‘Til We Ain’t Strangers Anymore,” and in 1998, the rocker dueted with Chris LeDoux on a version of Bon Jovi’s “Bang a Drum,” which appeared on LeDoux’s One Road Man album.

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Author: Al Denté

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