The Brooklyn Bowl continues to expand, this time to Nashville, TN. The popular concert venue/bowling alley/restaurant franchise looks to take on the “Music City” with its first Nashville location set to open in March 2020.
According to a report from Billboard shared on Tuesday, the Brooklyn Bowl Nashville location will open its doors next March with a “Bowlive” performance from longtime Brooklyn Bowl favorites Soulive, the jazz/funk fusion trio comprised of Eric Krasno, Neal Evan, and Alan Evans, featuring special guest George Porter Jr. (The Meters). The forthcoming Brooklyn Bowl Nashville location will serve as the third location of the Brooklyn Bowl franchise, following the original venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the expansion location in Las Vegas. Brooklyn Bowl London closed in 2017 after three years of operation.
In addition to Soulive with bassist George Porter Jr. (March 14th), the inaugural Brooklyn Bowl Nashville schedule features performances by The Revivalists (March 16th), Angel Olsen (April 13th), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (April 24th), Royal Blood (May 3rd), and a three-night run from The String Cheese Incident (July 22nd-24th), to name a few. The Billboard report also notes that the new venue is set to announce “some big underplay shows from major indie Nashville headliners” in the coming weeks.
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville will be made up of two levels and a large outdoor deck area that will overlook the neighboring baseball field. Like all of the other locations, it will also feature a full bowling alley and attached restaurant which will offer delicious chicken and other fan-favorite foods from Blue Ribbon.
“We’ve wanted to bring the bowl to Nashville for a few years and after looking at different areas of the city, we found this great spot right on the third base line of the Nashville Sounds,” Brooklyn Bowl co-founder Peter Shapiro added in a statement in relation to the minor league baseball team that plays next door. “Germantown is this funky neighborhood with these amazing Victorian homes and the vibe of a Williamsburg or Silver Lake. It’s an amazing town with this incredible history from the Ryman to the Opry to the Cannery to Broadway. I feel really lucky that we get to build a venue from ground up in Nashville and find our spot in that 1,200-cap range.”
Shapiro’s Brooklyn Bowl partner, Charley Ryan, also adds, “Combining what Nashville is famous for with the diverse and eclectic musical genres that we’ve become known for showcasing, we’re looking forward to being a new home for Rock And Roll in Music City. It’s a town with such amazing venues, and we’re excited and honored to be a part of the community.”
Scroll down for the full schedule of booked shows for when Brooklyn Bowl Nashville opens in March 2020. Tickets and more info for all Brooklyn Bowl locations can be found here.
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville 2020 Spring /Summer Lineup
Sat., Mar. 14 | Bowlive feat. Soulive & George Porter Jr.
Sun., Mar. 15 | The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
Mon., Mar. 16 | The Revivalists
Sat., Mar. 21 I Rayland Baxter
Sat., Mar. 27 | St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Tues., Mar. 31 | Antibalas
Thurs., Apr. 2 | Brent Cobb & Them
Fri., Apr. 3 | Hippie Sabotage
Sat., Apr. 4 | Hippie Sabotage
Thurs., Apr. 9 | Theory of a Deadman
Fri., Apr. 10 | The Dip
Sat., Apr. 11 | Tennessee Dead with Liz Cooper & the Stampede + Futurebirds
Mon., Apr. 13 | Angel Olsen
Fri., Apr. 17 | Real Estate
Sat., Apr. 18 | The Infamous Stringdusters with special guest Town Mountain
Wed., Apr.22 | Toots and The Maytals
Fri., Apr. 24 | Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Sat., Apr. 25 | Larkin Poe
Sun., Apr. 26 | PJ Morton
Mon., Apr. 27 | Shinyribs
Fri., May 1 | Twiddle
Sun., May 3 | Royal Blood
Fri., May 9 I Phosphorescent
Mon., May 11 | Poolside
Wed., May 13 | Jinjer
Sat., May 23 I Frank Foster
June 2020 I The Hold Steady
Sat., June 20 | Car Seat Headrest
Sun., June 21 | Chicano Batman
Wed., July 22 | String Cheese Incident
Thurs., July 23 | String Cheese Incident
Fri., July 24 | String Cheese Incident