Get ready to put a drink in your hand! Country music icon Eric Church has announced he’s partnered with Ben Weprin to bring their latest project, Chief’s, into Downtown Nashville next year.

The pair are now co-owners of a six-story property at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway, with plans to turn it into a food, beverage and live entertainment space.

“I remember driving through Downtown Nashville over 20 years ago with a pawn shop guitar, riding shotgun in a beat-to-hell truck just trying to chase a dream,” Church revealed in his recent statement. “Chief’s is the culmination of catching that dream. Like everything else we do in our career, I wouldn’t even attempt a project like this if I didn’t think it would be the best, so that’s what Chief’s will be: the best.”

Chief’s new location is set to open sometime in 2023, where it will join an already large list of other artists’ bars and restaurants. In a statement, Church revealed that Chief’s is a place you don’t want to miss out on.

“I am partnering with my closest friend and, in my opinion, the greatest hotel entrepreneur on earth, Ben Weprin, and the greatest barbecue chef in the world, Rodney Scott,” continues Church. “Together we will create an experience unique to Nashville and absolutely unparalleled in the world of music, food, fellowship and entertainment. This is my hometown. This is personal. This matters. Every detail of Chief’s will feel that way. I cannot wait to get started. See you in 2023.”

On top of announcing Chief’s opening, Church is also continuing his The Gather Again Tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information on tickets and show stops visit

Remaining Dates on The Gather Again Tour
* denotes special appearances not part of The Gather Again Tour
February 4 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky.
February 5 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
February 11 CHI Health Center Omaha, Neb.
February 12 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
February 18 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
February 19 BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
February 25 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Va.
February 26 Spectrum Center Charlotte, N.C.
March 4 Amway Center Orlando, Fla.
March 5 Amalie Arena Tampa, Fla.
March 11 United Center Chicago, Ill.
March 12 Enterprise Center St. Louis, Mo.
March 18 Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 19 Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 25 Legacy Arena at the BJCC Birmingham, Ala.
March 26 Simmons Bank Arena Little Rock, Ark.
April 1 Dickies Arena Fort Worth, Texas
April 2 AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
April 9 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, La.
April 15 Moda Center Portland, Ore.
April 16 Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash.
April 29 ExtraMile Arena Boise, Idaho
April 30 Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
May 6 Pechanga Arena San Diego, Calif.
May 7 STAPLES Center Los Angeles, Calif.
May 11 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, Calif.
May 13 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14 Gila River Arena Glendale, Ariz.
May 20 Madison Square Garden New York, N.Y.
June 17* Barefoot Country Music Fest Wildwood, N.J.
June 23* Country Jam 2022 Mack, Colo.
July 1 Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Ontario
July 2 Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario
July 9* Pendleton Whisky Music Festival Pendleton, Ore.
July 30* Big Valley Jamboree Camrose, Alberta
August 27* Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s Stateline, NV
August 28* Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s Stateline, NV

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  • Gracie Lowes

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