Luke Bryan Opens New Bar In Downtown Nashville With Performance, Attracts 30,000

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An invitation to Luke Bryan’s new Nashville venue Luke’s 32 Bridge

More than 30,000 fans jammed downtown Nashville last night for a free Luke Bryan concert as part of the grand opening celebration of his new bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink.

From Nashville To Nashvegas: How Lower Broadway Is Becoming Country Star Row

Earlier in the day, Luke and his wife Caroline cut a camouflage ribbon to christen the opening of the bar followed by a press conference where Luke talked about the opening and playing for his fans, kicking off the event with an acoustic performance of his newly minted #1 country hit, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset.”

After openers DJ Rock, Chelsea Field and Jon Langston performed, Luke took the stage and played a 90-minute set, including many of his #1 hits as well as a guest appearance by Ryan Hurd on “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” who wrote the single with Zach Crowell and Chase McGill. Cole Swindell made a surprise appearance and performed his chart-topper, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” with Luke as the pair covered Tim McGraw’s “Where the Green Grass Grows.”

Bryan may be the most recent country star to open up a new Nashville music venue, but he’s hardly the first. The city’s Lower Broadway is becoming Country Star Row. In the last year, at least three businesses bearing the names of country stars – Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line – have opened locations on or near a stretch of three city blocks, from Broadway and 2nd to Broadway and 5th. Earlier this year Blake Shelton’s launched Ole Red with partner Ryman Hospitality,