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Let the Good Times Roll: Eric Church's Chief's Bar Opens Its Doors to Music and More!

After three years of creative vision and hard work, Eric Church and Ben Weprin, founder and CEO of AJ Capital Partners, unveiled their labor of love: Chief's, a historic building reborn as a vibrant hub of music, dining, and entertainment. At its celebratory grand opening, the keys were handed over to the eagerly awaiting Church Choir.

Credit Anthony D'Angio

Eric Church likened the transformation of the building to the evolution of his songs – once his own, now shared with his fans. "This place started with a vision," he explained, gesturing to the Neon Steeple performance space spanning floors three and four. "It's all about storytelling, both through music and through space."

Reflecting on his journey from a struggling musician to a country music icon, Church emphasized the importance of creating a space for original music on Nashville's historic Broadway. With the opening of Chief's, he delivered on that promise, treating Church Choir members to intimate, exclusive performances during his residency shows.

Chief's offers more than just music; it's a multi-faceted venue with something for everyone. From the concert-filled Chief's Tavern adorned with memorabilia from Church's illustrious career, to the Friendly Shadows Dueling Piano Bar on the second floor, each space is meticulously designed to provide a unique experience.

The venue also pays homage to Church's Carolina roots with Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ occupying the fifth and sixth floors. With its 'Hell of a Q' rooftop location, patrons can savor delicious barbecue while soaking in breathtaking views of downtown Nashville.

But the excitement doesn't stop there – Chief's is also home to a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio, offering fans an insider's look at Eric Church Outsiders Radio on SiriusXM and other media broadcasts.

With its blend of Southern hospitality, live entertainment, and culinary delights, Chief's is more than just a venue – it's a destination where music lovers can come together to create unforgettable memories.


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