Jon Bon Jovi, the legendary rock guitarist and frontman of Bon Jovi, is set to open his own bar in downtown Nashville. The bar, restaurant, and venue called JBJ's Nashville will be located on Nashville's Lower Broadway strip, standing out as the tallest bar and the second-largest by square footage in the area. The establishment will cover 37,000 square feet and will be situated at 405 Broadway, meeting the requirements of Nashville's Broadway Historic Preservation Overlay to honor the city's musical history.
Bon Jovi expressed his excitement about having a place in Nashville that he can call home and mentioned his longstanding relationship with the city and its music industry. He is partnering with BPH Hospitality, a subsidiary of Nashville's Big Plan Holdings, to bring this project to life.
Bon Jovi has a history with country music, with his band topping the country charts in 2006 with the duet "Who Says You Can't Go Home" featuring Jennifer Nettles. They also collaborated with LeAnn Rimes in 2007 and reunited with Nettles in 2020 for another duet. JBJ's Nashville is expected to open in spring 2024.
Bon Jovi will be joining a list of country stars who own bars in downtown Nashville, including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley. Luke Combs and Eric Church are also planning grand openings of their own establishments soon.