Jon Bon Jovi Invades Nashville with His Own Lower Broadway Honky Tonk

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Photo Credit: Katie Larson / Big Plan Holdings

Jon Bon Jovi and his band are the latest musicians to announce opening a new bar in downtown Nashville.

The growing list of stars looking to open a new bar in downtown Nashville continues to grow, as Jon Bon Jovi and his band prepare to open JBJ’s Nashville this spring. The project, headed by Josh and Tara Joseph’s Big Plan Holdings, intends to create a place that “respects the legacy of music while continuing to carry the torch of Nashville’s history.”

JBJ’s, located at 405 Broadway, will be the tallest and second largest bar in terms of square footage, at 37,000. The design of the building aims to preserve a blend of the past’s charm with the innovation of the future. Featuring entrances on both Broadway and 4th Avenue, the space will also contain two outdoor rooftop decks with panoramic views, among other features.

“We’re looking forward to having a place in Nashville that we call home,” says Jon Bon Jovi (pictured center). “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!”

“We feel it will be great to disrupt downtown Nashville in a positive way. Partnering with Jon was natural for many reasons, and we could not be more excited for Nashville and all its great visitors,” said Tara and Josh Joseph (pictured right).

The announcement couldn’t come at a better time; the band is celebrating its 40th anniversary, while lead singer Jon is being recognized as MusiCares’ 2024 Person of the Year.