Brooklyn Bowl Nashville is in the city’s Germantown neighborhood. (Courtesy venue)

Music venue was originally scheduled to open just as coronavirus shut down industry

At long last, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville will welcome physical audiences later this month. The new 1,200-capacity venue, which properly opens with two Old Crow Medicine Shows on June 25 and 26, announced a robust fall lineup Tuesday, spanning prominent artists across many genres.

Highlights on the venue’s calendar include The Travelin’ McCourys (July 2), Langhorne Slim (Aug. 20), Lucy Dacus (Sept. 15), Dr. Dog (Sept. 28-29), Dinosaur Jr. (Nov. 12) and recent Pollstar cover subject Girl in Red (March 8).

“We are so excited to open our doors, and so thankful for the support from Nashville over the last year,” Brooklyn Bowl co-founder Peter Shapiro said. “We can’t wait to show everyone what we are all about, and we hope this lineup reflects our excitement and commitment to providing Music City with an eclectic group of artists.”

Situated in Music City’s Germantown neighborhood, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville follows Brooklyn Bowl locations in Brooklyn and Las Vegas. Adversity greeted the club after it was announced in December 2019: A tornado struck Nashville in early March 2020 and, as Brooklyn Bowl Nashville made final preparations for its scheduled opening March 14, 2020, the coronavirus pandemic effectively shut down the live industry.

“That happened, and then we got back up, and then this happened,” Shapiro told Pollstar in May 2020. “But we’re going to get back up again.”

To that end, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville staged its first show — albeit without an audience — on May 15, 2020, livestreaming a performance by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. The venue subsequently hosted several livestreamed shows, including Billy Strings, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Margo Price.

But Brooklyn Bowl Nashville was built for in-person audiences, with a 19-lane-bowling alley, myriad food and craft beer options, and an outdoor deck overlooking First Tennessee Park’s third base line.

“Nashville’s got these amazing venues,” Shapiro told Pollstar in 2019, “but probably not many brand new ones of this size and scale, with what comes with that: the power and the sound and the lighting and the screens. We’re excited to bring the energy that we’ve done over the last 10 years at the Bowl to Nashville.”

Tickets for Brooklyn Bowl Nashville’s coming shows are on sale now.


June 25 Old Crow Medicine Show (The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys)
June 26 Old Crow Medicine Show (Molly Tuttle)
June 27 Rebirth Brass Band
July 1 The Stolen Faces: Grateful Dead Tribute
July 2 The Travelin’ McCourys + Sierra Hull
July 3 Sparkle City Disco 9th Anniversary Party w/ special guests Ken Sable and Carousel
July 8 End of The Line: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band
July 10 Parker Gispert + Country Westerns + Gentleman Jesse
July 15 Dumpstaphunk + Cha Wa
Aug. 5 Town Mountain + Kelsey Waldon
Aug. 7 Emo Night Brooklyn – The Return
Aug. 13 Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute
Aug. 19 Lightning 100 Presents – Maggie Rose (Southern Avenue, Bre Kennedy)
Aug. 20 Langhorne Slim
Aug. 21 Pop Evil: Versatile Tour (Zero 9:36, BRKN Love)
Aug. 22 Grateful Shred
Aug. 24 The String Cheese Incident
Aug. 25 The String Cheese Incident
Sept. 11 Bayside (Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, The Bombpops)
Sept. 15 Lightning 100 Presents – Lucy Dacus (Bachelor)
Sept. 16 Shinyribs (Patrick Sweany)
Sept. 24 The Front Bottoms
Sept. 28-29 Dr. Dog
Oct. 1 Madeleine Peyroux + Paula Cole
Oct. 6 Lightning 100 Presents – Dayglow
Oct. 9 The Infamous Stringdusters
Oct. 12 Chris Renzema
Oct. 15 Saint Motel
Oct. 18 Crumb
Oct. 19 Lightning 100 Presents – Hamilton Leithauser and Kevin Morby
Oct. 20 Patrick Droney
Oct. 21 Blue October
Oct. 22 X Ambassadors (Scarypoolparty, Taylor Janzen)
Oct. 24 King’s X (Sound & Shape)
Oct. 27 Toadies + Reverend Horton Heat
Oct. 29 The Dirty Guv’nahs
Oct. 31 Cherub
Nov. 6 The Record Company (JJ Wilde)
Nov. 9 Live Nation Presents: Madison Beer
Nov. 12 Lightning 100 Presents Dinosaur Jr. (Ryley Walker)
Nov. 13 Theory of a Deadman (10 Years)
Nov. 15 Deer Tick + Delta Spirit
Nov. 16 Waterparks
Nov. 27 Colony House (Fleurie)
Dec. 4 Jinjer with special guests Suicide Silence and All Hail the Yeti
Dec. 9 Chicano Batman (Los Retros)
Dec. 11 Lawrence
Feb. 12 Cory and the Wongnotes feat. Antwaun Stanley & special guest Sierra Hull
March 8 Girl in Red
March 9 The Midnight
March 12 Lightning 100 Presents – Hiss Golden Messenger
March 15 The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell (Jeremy Ivey)
April 18 Todrick Hall
June 3 The Hold Steady