New This Year in Nashville

Discover what's new in Nashville for 2023.

Anniversaries & Milestones | Events to Attend | Food to EatThings to Do | Places to Stay | Ways to Get Here

Nashville has been busy creating more music, food, and fashion. We have more hotels, restaurants, and attractions too! Simply put, we grow and get better each year. So, come experience all of Nashville's new offerings!

Things to Do
New Experiences
Upcoming Experiences
  • Frist Art Museum
    Exhibits opening soon include Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs (January 25-April 21), Southern/Modern Rediscovering Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century (January 26-April 21), and more.
  • Nashville Zoo
    Nashville Zoo is a leader in education, conservation, and recreation in Middle Tennessee and is growing wild into the future with new expansions and features. Construction has started on a massive parking garage that, upon completion, will increase our parking capacity by 62% in 2024. Also opening in 2024 is a Leopard Forest that will be located along the path to the existing giraffe habitat. Read more about it from the Nashville Zoo.
  • Nashville Shores
    Middle Tennessee’s largest waterpark is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new multi-million-dollar attraction and a season-long celebration. Standing more than 50 feet high and longer than a football field, the new Riptide Racer will be the longest slide of its type in the world. The four-lane Riptide Racer begins atop a towering, five-story platform. Guests will then travel headfirst on a single mat, racing family and friends through varying sections of side-by-side racing, hairpin curves, and steep drops as they descend the slide. The u-shaped flume and low separator walls will allow riders to see and hear each other throughout the ride as they race to the finish line. Read more about it from the press release.
Food to Eat
New to the Food Scene
  • Bad Idea (October 2023)
    Bad Idea, a wine-forward restaurant from sommelier Alex Burch, is open in East Nashville.

  • Blind Barber (October 2023)
    A barbershop by day and cocktail lounge by night opened in South Gulch.

  • Black Market Bar and Grill (September 2023)
    Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, owner George Cowgil has brought the Black Market to Printer’s Alley.

  • Tiger Bar (September 2023)
    Tiger Bar has taken over 2909 B Gallatin Pike in East Nashville. The bar offers a menu of classic cocktails from the 1930s era.

  • The Iberian Pig (September 2023)
    The Iberian Pig serves a modern Spanish menu offering traditional tapas, charcuterie, and queso.

  • Sports & Social Green Hills (September 2023)
    A one-of-a-kind sports bar at The Mall at Green Hills boasts a 33-foot LED media wall and 20+ HDTVs, making it the next best thing to watch the game at the stadium.

  • Pelato (August 2023)
    An Italian concept by two New York City restaurateurs opened in Germantown.

  • Iggy’s (July 2023)
    Italian-inspired restaurant and wine bar centered around fresh pasta in Wedgewood-Houston.

  • Ophelia’s Pizza + Bar (June 2023)
    Italian-inspired cuisine created by Chef Partners Jamie Lynch and Adam Hodgson utilizing imported Italian ingredients as well as local Nashville products in the heart of Downtown.

  • Present Tense (June 2023)
    Co-owned and operated by Michelin-starred restaurant veterans Rick Margaritov and Ryan Costanza, Present Tense brings Southeast Asian dishes and sake to Wedgewood-Houston.

  • Marble Fox Brewing Company (June 2023)
    From beer tastings and food pairings to live music and trivia nights, there’s always something going on at this brewery.

  • St. Vito Focacciaria (May 2023)
    Nashville-based sfincione pizza and Sicilian street food concept open in the Gulch.

  • Black Tap (May 2023)
    With award-winning burgers, iconic Crazyshake® milkshakes, and downtown NYC vibes, Black Tap puts a southern spin on its menu while adding new locally-inspired offerings.

  • Riviere (May 2023)
    Offering a fresh, modern menu atop the Four Seasons Hotel.

  • Hero Doughnuts (May 2023)
    Started as a pop-up shop, Hero has opened a location in Sylvan Heights.

  • Sinatra Bar & Lounge (April 2023)
    Sinatra Bar & Lounge is an intimate and elevated dining experience offering a Manhattan meets Palm Springs ambiance featuring classic Italian dishes, craft cocktails, and live music daily.

  • Bills Sandwich Palace (April 2023)
    A small batch, regionally inspired sandwich shop with a rotating menu.

  • Hand Cut Chophouse (April 2023)
    Finest chops, burgers, pasta, and more using modern recipes and quality ingredients with a full mixology bar and world-class wine list.

  • Salt Grass Steakhouse (April 2023)
    An open-campfire style steakhouse with Shiner Bock beer bread made from scratch daily to Certified Angus Beef® steaks chargrilled to perfection opened in Opryland.

  • Hearts (March 2023)
    An all-day, Australian-inspired breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot in 12South featuring all your breakfast favorites plus some unique and exciting dishes inspired by the Melbourne cafe culture.

  • Kisser (March 2023)
    Located in East Nashville's Highland Yards, Kisser opened in March 2023.

  • Noko (March 2023)
    Asian-inspired, wood-fired restaurant influenced by the wanderlust and simplicity of the region, nestled in the heart of East Nashville.

  • Streetcar Taps and Garden (March 2023)
    Chef Carter Hach serves seasonal menus, beer, wine, and cocktails in a turn-of-the-century brick building that once housed West Nashville's first grocery.

  • Teddy’s Tavern (March 2023)
    A locally-founded bar and restaurant aimed at bringing some of the old to new Nashville.

  • Velvet Taco (March 2023)
    A one-of-a-kind taco concept serving premium food in a unique & funky fast-casual setting opened in East Nashville.

  • Doughbird Pizza & Chicken (February 2023)
    Fox Restaurant Concepts opened Doughbird Pizza & Chicken at Hill Center Green Hills.

  • TMRW (February 2023)
    Located blocks from the historic Music Row and steps from Vanderbilt, TMRW is one of the top bars in Nashville.

  • Harriet's, 1 Hotel rooftop (January 2023)
    Located on the hotel's 19th floor, the 7,255-square-foot bar has indoor and outdoor lounge seating that can host about 260 people.

  • Pullman Standard Bar (January 2023)
    Cummins Station welcomed an upscale cocktail bar with James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper at the helm.

  • Gully Boyz (November 2022)
    Serving fresh and boldly spiced Indian and Pakistani cuisine in a fast-casual format, Gully Boyz is now open in East Nashville.

  • Mimo Restaurant and Bar (November 2022)
    Blending Southern Italian cuisine with Southern influences, this restaurant is open alongside Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences.

  • Two Hands (November 2022)
    A community-focused restaurant based in Australian cafe culture.

Coming to the Food Scene
  • Upbeet
    An Atlanta-based counter-serve fast-casual concept offering vegetarian and organic-focused grain bowls and smoothies is slated to open a location in the Gulch in 2023. Read more from Nashville Post.

  • Chief's
    Eric Church's six-story Lower Broadway bar has plans to open in 2023. It will feature an intimate, seated live music venue and a whole hog barbecue restaurant on the rooftop, serving meats from pitmaster and James Beard Award-winner Rodney Scott. Read more from Nashville Eater.

  • Friends In Low Places
    Garth Brooks is opening a bar on Lower Broadway in 2023, featuring three floors, live music stages, and multiple bars. Read more from Nashville Eater.

  • Café Momentum
    Award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility for justice-impacted youth opening in 2023. Read more from the Nashville Scene.

  • Momotaro
    Opening in 2023 in Wedgewood-Houston, this modern Japanese restaurant will use local ingredients and traditional methods. Read more from the Nashville Scene.

  • Pastis
    The famed New York City bistro from Keith McNally will open in 2023 next to Soho House Nashville. Read more from Nashville Eater.

  • Good People Brewing Company
    Birmingham-based Good People Brewing Company is eyeing a late 2023 opening in East Nashville's Cleveland Park neighborhood. The taproom will offer a small brewing component at the historic McGavock House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more from the Nashville Post.

  • Joe Muer Seafood
    Detroit-based Joe Vicari Restaurant Group announced Tuesday it will open Joe Muer Seafood at Capitol View in the North Gulch in late 2023. Read more from the Nashville Post.


  • Barracuda Taco Stand
    Based in New Orleans, Barracuda Taco Stand will take Silo Studios' outdoor amenity space in early 2024. Read more from the Nashville Post.

  • Brotherly Love
    Nashvillian John Hoffman owns Brotherly Love, which will focus on Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks. This will be Hoffman’s first Brotherly Love, which will operate from an outdoor dining patio in the Nations beginning in early 2024. Read more from the Nashville Post.

  • Fancypants
    An Honest to Goodness Hospitality concept is opening at 917 Dickerson Pike in East Nashville in early 2024. Led by chef Weaver, the kitchen will offer a unique grid-style menu that features a seasonal tasting of dishes that can be mixed and matched, shared or not. Read more from Nashville Lifestyles.

  • Fogg Street Lawn Club
    A multilevel entertainment venue with rooftop British lawn bowling and a rugby and soccer pub is opening downtown Nashville in the Spring of 2024. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.

  • Andiamo Presto
    Detroit-based Joe Vicari Restaurant Group announced Tuesday it will open Andiamo Presto at Capitol View in the North Gulch in late 2024. Read more from the Nashville Post.

Places to Stay
New Hotels

New hotels include:

Hotels Opening Soon

In 2023, hotels opening include:

  • Radisson RED Nashville Arts District
    333 Union St
    A 120-room upper upscale hotel will open in Downtown Nashville in November 2023.
  • Cambria Hotel
    1610 Church Street
    A full-service hotel with 181 rooms will open in the West End neighborhood in December 2023.

In 2024, hotels opening include:

  • Hilton BNA International
    1 Terminal Drive
    Nashville's International Airport (BNA) is adding a new hotel in February 2024. This hotel will be full-service, 16,500 square feet, with 298 rooms
  • Hyatt Place Green Hills
    3818 Bedford Avenue
    Bringing 127 rooms to the Green Hills neighborhood, this full-service hotel will open in February 2024.
  • Residence Inn MetroCenter
    251 Venture Cir
    Coming to MetroCenter in March 2024, an upscale Residence Inn will open with 124 rooms.
  • Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown Nashville Yards
    127 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
    A full-service upscale hotel with 306 rooms will open in Downtown Nashville in April 2024.
  • The Printing House (Tapestry Collection by Hilton)
    501 3rd Avenue South
    A full-service upscale hotel coming to Downtown Nashville will open in April 2024 with 180 rooms.
  • Canopy by Hilton Downtown
    910 Division Street
    The Gulch will welcome an 181-room full-service hotel in July 2024.
Events to Attend
Current Events
  • Fall in Nashville
    Thinking of visiting Nashville in the fall? Fall is the perfect time to take in Music City while enjoying the milder temperatures and brisk autumn air. You can expect music and film festivals, food and wine celebrations, sporting events, and more.
  • Halloween
    Join us in Music City this Halloween season. It's a magical time filled with laughs and screams of joy. There will be plenty of family fun events to get you in the spirit of things. If you are looking for a thrill check out the many haunted houses, Halloween tours, or festive parties perfect for celebrating a spooktacular All Hallows Eve in Nashville.
  • CMA Awards
    The CMA Awards is an annual event honoring the best in country music, with star-studded performances, presenters, and more.
Upcoming Events
  • Winter in Nashville
    The colder months don’t mean the good times stop in Music City. Nashville shines in the winter with millions of holiday lights on display and seasonal entertainment. Check out all the ways Nashville has fun during the winter season.
  • Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun, and food. Nashville has a great landscape for all of it this Thanksgiving weekend.
Ways to Get Here
New Ways to Travel

The Nashville Airport (BNA) has announced new nonstop flights:

New nonstop flights include:

  • Allegiant Air
    Palm Springs, California (started November 17, 2022)
    Jacksonville, Florida (started November 18, 2022)
    Melbourne, Florida (started November 18, 2022)
    Akron, Ohio (started February 15, 2023)
    Provo, Utah (started February 15, 2023)
  • Southwest Airlines
    Hayden, Colorado (started December 17, 2022)

The Nashville Airport (BNA)
Major renovations included three six-story terminal garages, an on-site hotel, a spacious terminal lobby, expanded ticketing and baggage areas, additional security screening lanes, a new concourse, retail, and dining, additional airline gates, state-of-the-art International arrivals facility, and a future multi-modal transit connector.

Upcoming Ways to Travel
  • Allegiant Air
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida (starting November 16, 2023)
  • Alaska Airlines
    Portland, Oregon (starting March 14, 2024)

The Nashville Airport (BNA)
Currently undergoing major renovations that include plans for three six-story terminal garages, an on-site hotel, a spacious terminal lobby, expanded ticketing and baggage areas, additional security screening lanes, a new concourse, retail, and dining, additional airline gates, state-of-the-art International arrivals facility, and a future multi-modal transit connector.

Anniversaries & Milestones to Celebrate

While we're excited to welcome new things, we're also honored to celebrate several major anniversaries including:

Belmont Mansion | 170th
Belmont Mansion

Completed in 1853 by Adelicia and Joseph Acklen, Belmont Mansion is one of a few historic sites whose story centers on a woman. This year, the mansion celebrated 170 years.

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Zanies Comedy Night Club | 40th
Zanies Comedy Night Club

Zanies Comedy Night Club is the Premier comedy club in Nashville. Creating laughter and excitement for over 33 years, Zanies books the best talent in the country and is constantly discovering new, local talent.

More About Zanies Comedy Night Club

Nashville Shores | 25th
Nashville Shores

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a 385-acre family recreation destination located on J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN, just 10 miles from downtown Nashville.

More About Nashville Shores