Nashville is abuzz with excitement as Eric Church, the renowned country superstar, shares a sneak peek into his highly-anticipated new venture, Chief’s.
This multifaceted establishment, located in downtown Nashville at Second & Broadway, promises to be a haven for folks who love country music, featuring a bar, restaurant, and music venue all under one roof. Church recently took to social media to share a photo of the bar’s stage, leaving fans in excited about what is in store for the new venue.
The photo shows a wooden stage, resplendent with a rich brown finish, takes center stage, quite literally, towering above a dance floor adorned with chairs.
The dance floor is flanked by a double-decker floor that offers a unique vantage point for those looking to enjoy the performances from above. With lights cascading from the ceiling and stained-glass windows inviting in warm, natural light, the entire place emanates an irresistible, welcoming glow.
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) June 1, 2023
Church, known for his attention to detail, partnered with Ben Weprin of AJ Capital to bring Chief’s to life. In a statement, Church expressed his excitement about the project, emphasizing the meticulous care poured into every aspect of its design.
Promising an unrivaled experience, Church exclaimed, according to Country Now “It will be unrivaled downtown. I can’t wait to play here…”
While the construction of Chief’s is well underway, fans are eager to experience the multitude of offerings within this musical haven. The establishment is described as a “gathering place for all,” boasting a ticketed music venue that will host exclusive shows.
Live entertainment will be interwoven throughout the entire building, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. And if that’s not enough, Church’s iconic career will be immortalized within Chief’s walls through over 3,000 concert posters.
One of the most exciting features of Chief’s is undoubtedly the Whole Hog BBQ restaurant, a homage to Church’s North Carolina roots. Rodney Scott, a James Beard award-winning barbecue pit master, will oversee this culinary haven. Perched on the bar’s rooftop, aptly named the “Hell Of A Q” Rooftop, the restaurant offers breathtaking views of the Music City skyline.
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) October 28, 2022
Church’s connections to his past are also proudly displayed at Chief’s. The bar will feature the original sign from The Fiddle And Steel, the Printer’s Alley establishment where Church first found his footing in Nashville.
Church reminisced about his early struggles, recounting how Printer’s Alley became a haven for musicians and artists who didn’t quite fit into the coveted spots on Broadway. The original sign, found after months of searching, will serve as a symbol of Church’s journey and hang proudly in Chief’s.
As we eagerly await the opening of Chief’s sometime in 2023, Eric Church’s infectious enthusiasm shines through. Reflecting on his early days as a struggling artist, Church shared, “Chief’s is the culmination of catching that dream.”
With his unwavering commitment to excellence and a determination to infuse the spirit of Nashville’s iconic Broadway into Chief’s, fans can rest assured that this musical oasis will be nothing short of extraordinary. Joining the ranks of country superstars who have established their own bars in Downtown Nashville, Eric Church’s Chief’s promises to be an unrivaled destination for fans and music enthusiasts alike.
As the countdown to the grand opening begins, anticipation reaches fever pitch, and one thing is abundantly clear: Chief’s will be the crown jewel of Music City, embodying Eric Church’s incredible musical legacy and his unwavering dedication to his craft.