Episode 1054

Luke Combs Takes Over Wildhorse Saloon | Episode 1054

BNA had an emergency evacuation. Luke Combs has a busy weekend. Plus, New developments announced all across Downtown Nashville


On Thursday, April 14th, Luke Combs, the acclaimed country artist and two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, announced his plans to partner with Opry Entertainment Group, the company that operates the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, and Old Red bar, to redevelop a new concert hall and honky-tonk bar in the Wildhorse Saloon. 

The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville is a legendary venue that has been entertaining crowds since 1994. The 69,000 square foot complex boasts three floors of live music, multiple bars, and a restaurant.

Luke Combs has announced plans for a redeveloped four-story bar and entertainment space in downtown Nashville. This bar will feature a 250-person honky-tonk space on the first floor. The second floor will include a 1500-person ticketed concert venue that will host touring and local musicians. The third floor will be a sports bar focused on legalized sports betting.


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Development News

Nestled just a few miles south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the neighborhood of 12 South has become one of the city’s most sought-after places to live, work, and play. Known for its charming tree-lined streets, historic homes, trendy shops, and delicious food, 12 South offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and Southern charm.

One of the most notable features of 12 South is its walkability. Visitors and residents alike can easily explore the area on foot, enjoying the sights and sounds of the neighborhood’s vibrant streetscape. The main thoroughfare, 12th Avenue South, is lined with a mix of boutiques, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a range of small businesses and community spaces.

One of the most popular spots in 12 South is Sevier Park, a lush green space that offers a range of recreational opportunities. Whether you’re looking to play a game of tennis, enjoy a picnic with friends, or take your dog for a walk, Sevier Park has something for everyone. The park is also home to the Sevier Park Community Center, which offers a variety of classes, programs, and events for people of all ages.

Another highlight of 12 South is its thriving food scene. The neighborhood is home to a range of restaurants and cafes, serving up everything from classic Southern cuisine to international flavors. Some popular spots include Edley’s Bar-B-Que, serving up slow-cooked meats and classic sides; Five Daughters Bakery, offering gourmet donuts and pastries; and Burger Up, a local favorite for gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries.

A recent news report states that a new mixed-use development is scheduled to open in late 2024 in the 12 South neighborhood, featuring 44,500 square feet of retail space and 72,000 square feet of Class A office space. The development, known as “Ashwood 12 South,” recently broke ground and is being developed by Turnbridge Equities, a New York-based company that is venturing into Nashville for the first time. The development has already secured leases with popular establishments such as Two Hands, an Australian cafe, and Sushi-san, a sushi restaurant concept. New York and this is their first Nashville project. Turnbridge Equities has confirmed two businesses including Two Hands an Australian cafe and Sushi-san.

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