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✔️ Boots, beach, Broadway
A neon sign hangs on the side of a blue building reading "Friends in Low Places."
The building at 411 Broadway, formerly Downtown Sporting Club, sits between Nudie’s Honky Tonk and Ernest Tubb Record Shop. | Photo by NASHtoday
It pays to have friends in high places — and to be a NASHtoday subscriber, of course.

Here’s a sneak peek of Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk, which opens on Friday, Nov. 24 with a kick-off concert by the man himself + support from Ronnie Dunn. Note: Only fans who won tickets to the concert portion of the soft opening will have the first opportunity to step inside.

Someone holds up a "Friends in Low Places" hard hat with the main stage in the background.

It’s almost time to store away the hard hats — the main stage is set.


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Music to our ears — even if you didn’t score tickets, you can watch the Dive Bar show after the Dolphins vs. Jets game on Prime Video the same day. Brooks said to expect a variety of new and old favorites.

At a press conference Monday morning, Brooks announced that the first two floors will soft open over the weekend and partially remain open.

“If we can stay open on weekends, we’ll see if we can go past New Year’s, maybe into Valentine’s [Day], shut back down again, and then in March, open this whole thing up, all five floors,” he said.

A long neon sign has lyrics of "Friends in Low Places" on it and a palm tree stands next to it.

Party among the palms.


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This is no black tie affair. “There’s one word in ‘Friends in Low Places’ that everyone sings louder than anything else,” Brooks said. “It’s Oasis — that’s the rooftop of this bar.”

Take the “Stairway to Seven” all the way to the roof for what’s described as a “beachy” vibe. As you’ve begun to notice, every name has a special meaning. Brooks has won Entertainer of the Year seven times, and even celebrated that last award at Paradise Park — which formerly called the building home.

You’ll find the main stage on the first floor, and pro tip from Brooks, the “best seat in the house” is on the second floor looking down at the action.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Zanies Comedy Allstars | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | Zanies Comedy Club, 2025 8th Ave. S. | $10 | Have a laugh as surprise special guests take the stage.
  • Taylor Swift Trivia Night | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Harding House Brewing Co., 904 51st Ave. N. | Free | Calling all Swifties for a night of trivia with friends.
Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Sunnyside Sessions | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 12-4 p.m. | The Dutch, 300 12th Ave. S. | Cost of purchase | This brunch features sounds by local artists.
Friday, Nov. 24
  • Fill a Basket | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 26 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Smart Art + Craft Supplies, 2416 Music Valley Dr. | $32.95 | Calling all creatives — fill a basket with arts and craft supplies for a set price.
  • Brett Eldredge | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 26 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $62+ | The country artist kicks off his annual holiday tour with a three-night Ryman residency.
Saturday, Nov. 25
  • Hatch Show Print Block Party | Saturday, Nov. 25 | Times vary | Hatch Show Print, 224 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | $60 | Use Hatch Show Print’s designs to make your own print, t-shirt, tote bag, or tea towel.
  • Family Bowl | Saturday, Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $15+ | Bring the whole crew for half-price bowling — lanes are available first come, first served.
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News Notes
  • TDOT will pause construction-related lane closures beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 through 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27 to minimize holiday congestion. (WTVF)
  • A new cocktail lounge is slinging specialty drinks just down the street from TailGate Brewery East Nashville. The Amsterdamian hosted a grand opening party on Friday at 925 Gallatin Ave. Try this: “Delta Works,” a mocktail with GoodTime Delta 8.
Coming Soon
  • Lykke Haus, a curated vintage store coming to East Nashville, will celebrate its grand opening (500 E. Trinity Ln.) on Friday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some featured vendors include The Fox Whisker, Y’alls Boutique, and Music City Modern.
  • When you tune in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, look for a familiar face. Franklin High senior John Boehms earned first trumpet in the band for the annual event — keep your eyes on the end of the rows of players to spot him. Boehms was the only student selected from Tennessee. (WSMV)
  • Santa Claus is comin’ to the Ryman. On Saturday, Dec. 9 (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), a photo with Santa is included with the purchase of adult tour admission. Up to two children under 12 are admitted for free with each adult ticket.
  • Get every gift on your list in one very merry place with a visit to Opry Mills, Nashville’s largest + most festive shopping destination. Bonus: Use the brand-new Holiday Offer Guidefound right here – to snag exclusive seasonal deals from your favorite stores.*
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Race cars are parked in a line with banners indicating which driver each of the cars belong to.
A view of fan activations during Champion’s Week in 2021. | Photo by NASHtoday
One more lap for NASCAR. The 75th anniversary season is coming to a close with NASCAR Champion’s Week in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Thursday, Nov. 30.

Race over to Fifth + Broadway’s NASCAR House on Nov. 29 for a jam packed schedule of driver appearances, live on-stage programming, fan activities, and photo ops. Don’t miss: Festivities kick off with the NASCAR Champions Parade on Broadway at 2:30 p.m.

Bonus: This year’s NASCAR Awards will be held at Music City Center on Nov. 30. While the event is closed to the public, fans can watch the awards on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. via Peacock.
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We know a Valentina Harper design when we see one. From Nashville With Love, a storefront in The Arcade specializing in jewelry and other gifts, shared a sneak peek of a new mural by the local artist. In case you didn’t know, you can always shop Harper’s creations via our online store, Six & Main.
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