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In the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, a new landmark is set to open its doors in 2024, promising to be a haven for country music lovers and a tribute to Tennessee’s rich cultural tapestry. Morgan Wallen, one of the most recognized entertainers of today, has announced the opening of a unique six-story venue named “This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen.” This establishment is not just a bar; it’s a live music venue, a restaurant, and a testament to Wallen’s Tennessee roots and his journey in the music industry. 

Located at 107th 4th Ave South, adjacent to the historic Ryman Auditorium, “This Bar” is poised to become a new icon on Nashville’s Lower Broadway district [1]. The venue is a partnership with TC Restaurant Group, a premier operator of Lower Broadway establishments, ensuring that the bar is steeped in Nashville’s tradition of excellence in entertainment and hospitality. 

The New York Times has called Wallen “the biggest country star of the 2020s — and one of the biggest stars in pop, period,” and this venture is a physical embodiment of that acclaim [2]. The venue is designed to be an extension of Wallen’s life, incorporating pivotal elements that have shaped him. Each level will showcase photos and memorabilia from his childhood and some of his most notable performances to date, allowing fans to walk through a visual narrative of Wallen’s career. 

“This Bar” is more than just a name; it’s a reference to Wallen’s own lyrics about finding himself in a bar, and now he’s bringing that experience to life for his fans. The venue will hold true to everything Wallen loves, inspired by his fans and the way they have embraced his music. It’s designed to be a place where people can make memories with friends and family and celebrate the way country music brings people together. 

The venue’s menu is curated by Wallen himself, alongside Chef Tomasz Wosiak, Vice President of Culinary Development for TC Restaurant Group. It will feature southern delectables, bar bites, Tennessee favorites, and some of Mama Wallen’s own recipes, bringing a piece of East Tennessee to Music City [1]. With approximately 30,000 square feet, the venue will feature three live music stages, six bars, and an open-air rooftop, offering a variety of experiences under one roof. 

Morgan Wallen’s “This Bar” is not just another bar on Broadway. It’s a celebration of Wallen’s journey, a tribute to his roots, and a gift to his fans. Adam Hesler, President at TC Restaurant Group, expressed excitement about the project, stating, “Morgan Wallen is one of the most sought-after stars in the music industry, and we are thrilled that he has trusted us to deliver a concept that will bring him closer to his fans, hold fast to his roots, and enshrine his name among an exclusive group of artists with a Lower Broadway destination that fans all over the world seek out” [1]. 

As Nashville continues to be a hub for country music and a destination for music lovers worldwide, “This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen” is set to be a beacon of the city’s vibrant scene. It’s a place where the past and present of Tennessee’s musical heritage converge, offering an authentic Nashville experience that resonates with the spirit of Morgan Wallen’s music. 

In conclusion, Morgan Wallen’s “This Bar” is more than just a new establishment in Nashville. It’s a symbol of Wallen’s commitment to his roots, his fans, and the music that has made him a household name. As we look forward to the grand opening in 2024, “This Bar” is already shaping up to be a must-visit destination, promising to be a place where music, food, and memories blend seamlessly, creating an experience that’s uniquely Wallen and uniquely Nashville. 

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