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 Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature (April 7-September 17), Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art (May 26-August 13), Ron Jude: 12 Hz (May 26-August 13), Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage (September 15-December 31), Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West (September 15-December 31), and Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800: Highlights from LACMA’s Collection (October 20, 2023-January 28, 2024).
  • 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. Opening in Spring 2023, the new Komodo Dragon exhibit will be the largest Komodo dragon exhibit in the Americas. 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
  • Kisser (March 2023)
    Located in East Nashville's Highland Yards, Kisser opened in March 2023.

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

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

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

  • Luogo Restaurant (October 2022)
    Luogo is a new Italian restaurant by Anthony Scotto located in the Gulch.

  • Scout's Pub (October 2022)
    A. Marshall Hospitality opened the second location of Scout's Pub in Nashville's Midtown neighborhood.

  • Almost Friday Sporting Club (September 2022)
    Almost Friday is a sports bar, music venue, and restaurant in one.

  • Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen (September 2022)
    A fast-casual, build-your-own-bowl Italian Kitchen that focuses on our fresh pasta, made from scratch has opened another location in Donelson.

  • Buds & Brews (August 2022)
    Buds & Brews opened in the Germantown neighborhood. It is Tennessee's first-ever legal cannabis bar and restaurant with upscale bar fare paired with cannabis-infused condiments.

  • 1 Kitchen (July 2022)
    1 Kitchen opened as part of 1 Hotel Nashville, a luxury hotel brand that claims to be “consciously cultivated.”

  • June (July 2022)
    Sean Brock's newest restaurant is located above its sister restaurant, Audrey.

  • The Rutledge (June 2022)
    The owners of Jonathan’s Grille opened a second location of The Rutledge in the future Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville.

  • Taco Mamacita (July 2022)
    The Germantown building long home to the since-closed Little's Fish Market saw Mexican restaurant Taco Mamacita open within its space at 1234 Sixth Ave. N.

  • Bag Lady's Chip & Fry Co. (June 2022)
    A French fry-focused food truck opened a permanent spot at 1402 Buchanan Street in North Nashville.

  • Overlord (June 2022)
    The Once Upon a Time in France co-owner's stylish bar Overlord is open in East Nashville.

  • 5 Points Diner & Bar (May 2022)
    Located in East Nashville, 5 Points Diner & Bar offers an elevated diner flare.

  • Blue Aster (May 2022)
    As the main restaurant in the Conrad Hotel, Blue Aster focuses on seafood.

  • Dicey's Tavern (May 2022)
    Dark, loud, and fun is the vibe at this new all-day neighborhood bar and cafe, with subs, salads, and tavern-style pizza to accompany the atmosphere.

  • Layer Cake (May 2022)
    Layer Cake Social club is a four-level mix of restaurants and bars, with each floor and space aiming to provide distinct settings and experiences located in Downtown Nashville.

  • Halls Chophouse (May 2022)
    A steak and seafood restaurant opened at 1600 West End Ave.

  • Thistle & Rye (May 2022)
    Conrad Nashville’s third-floor beverage-focused spot offers live music, an indoor-outdoor bar, a spacious patio, and small plates.

  • Pepperfire (April 2022)
    Pepperfire opened its third location in the Nations at 5104 Centennial Blvd.

  • The Wash (April 2022)
    Eastside Pho, Soy Cubano, and more are on tap for the new East Nashville micro-kitchen at 1101 McKennie Ave.

  • Anchorhead Coffee Co. (March 2022)
    Seattle-based Anchorhead Coffee Co. has chosen Nashville for its first location outside of Washington in One Nashville.

  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill (March 2022)
    Housed in Fifth + Broadway, Blue Sushi Sake Grill is a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar.

  • The Pink Hermit Cafe (March 2022)
    A casually elegant all-day café under the direction of Chef Jean-George is open at the Hermitage Hotel.

  • Xiao Bao Biscuit (March 2022)
    East Nashville's Dive Motel is the new home to Xiao Bao Biscuit.

Coming to the Food Scene
  • Chotto Matte
    A high-end restaurant specializing in Japanese and Peruvian fusion Nikkei cuisine is heading to ONE22ONE in early 2023. Read more from Nashville Eater.

  • The Iberian Pig
    Taking over Colt's Chocolate space, The Iberian Pig will offer traditional tapas, charcuterie, and queso in early 2023. Read more from Nashville Post.

  • Salento Italia
    The Darsino family will open an Italian restaurant in Donelson in early 2023. Read more from Nashville Eater.

  • St. Vito Focacciaria
    Nashville-based sfincione pizza and Sicilian street food concept is making its way to the Gulch in early 2023. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.

  • Sinatra Bar and Lounge
    In the spring of 2023, a two-story concept will occupy the first and second floors of the historic Southern Turf building in Printer's Alley. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.

  • Bad Idea
    Wine pro, Alex Burch, plans to open a new East Nashville restaurant in the Spring of 2023. Read more from Nashville Scene.

  • Blind Barber
    A community-hub barbershop and speakeasy, is opening in Paseo South Gulch in the spring of 2023. Read more from Nashville Lifestyles.

  • Iggy's
    Brothers Ryan and Matthew Poli will open their first restaurant this Spring in Wedgewood-Houston. Read more from The Nashville Scene.

  • Chieif's
    Eric Church's six-story Lower Broadway bar has plans to open in the fall of 2023 and 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 that will feature three floors, live music stages, and multiple bars. Read more from Nashville Eater.

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

  • Tiger Bar
    With a planned opening in 2023, Tiger Bar will take over 2909 B Gallatin Pike, previously occupied by Walden Bar. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.

  • 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, which is 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.


  • 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:

  • Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville
    Opened November 2022
    100 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37201
    A full-service, high-end hotel with 235 rooms is open in Downtown Nashville
  • Hilton Garden Inn West End
    Opened October 2022
    3415 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN 37202
    A full-service hotel is open with 103 rooms.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville West End
    Opened October 2022
    100 Murphy CT, Nashville TN 37202
    An upper midscale hotel opened with 69 rooms.
  • Hotel Fraye, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Opened August 2022
    1812 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
    200 rooms | This is a full-service hotel in Midtown.
  • Conrad Hotel
    Opened July 2022
    1600 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
    234 rooms | A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel in Midtown.
  • The 1 Hotel Nashville
    Opened July 2022
    710 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
    215 rooms | The 1 Hotel is an 18-story luxury hotel.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
    Opened June 2022
    708 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
    721 rooms | Over 23,000 square feet of meeting space in Downtown Nashville.
  • Candlewood Suites Nashville South
    Opened May 2022
    4697 Trousdale Dr, Nashville, TN, 37204
    A Midscale hotel opened in South Nashville with 91 rooms.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville MetroCenter
    Opened April 2022
    410 Dominican Dr, Nashville, TN, 37228
    An upper midscale hotel opened with 105 rooms.
  • SoHo House Nashville
    Opened February 2022
    500 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203
    Soho House Nashville is a luxurious hotel in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood with 47 rooms.
Hotels Opening Soon

In 2023, hotels opening include:

  • aloft Nashville Airport
    608 McGavock Pike
    A full-service hotel is opening in January 2023 with 100 rooms.
  • Cambria Hotel
    1610 Church Street
    A full-service hotel with 181 rooms will open in the West End neighborhood in September 2023.
  • Hyatt Place Green Hills
    3818 Bedford Avenue
    Bringing 127 rooms to the Green Hills neighborhood, this full-service hotel will open in November 2023.
  • BNA Airport Hilton Hotel
    1 Terminal Drive
    A 292-room hotel with six luxury suits will open in late 2023 with a grand plaza, open-air dining, bar, and cafe at the Nashville International Airport.
Events to Attend
Current Events
  • Spring in Nashville
    The longer days that come with spring mean more time for fun in Music City. The temperatures start to warm up and the sun stays out a bit longer, making this the perfect time to visit Nashville. Whether you're coming with family or friends, get ready for an unforgettable spring break in Music City.
Upcoming Events
  • Summer in Nashville
    When the sun is shining, so is Nashville. Enjoy the outdoors by hiking, biking, ziplining, or getting out on the water. Summer brings exhibit openings, special events, and the music's always playing - inside and out.
  • National Hockey Leagues Draft
    The 2023 NHL Awards and the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft™ will both take place on June 26 and June 28-29 for the first time in the same city since 2006. Read more from the press release.
Ways to Get Here
New Ways to Travel

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

  • Air Canada
    Montreal, Canada (started June 25, 2022)
  • Allegiant Air
    Dulles, Virginia (started April 21, 2022)
    Providence, Rhode Island (started April 21, 2022)
    Roanoke, Virginia (started April 21, 2022)
    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)
  • Avelo Airlines
    New Haven, Connecticut (started May 6, 2022)
  • Breeze Airways
    Akron/Canton, Ohio (started May 26, 2022)
    Hartford, Connecticut (started June 2, 2022)
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (started June 3, 2022)
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (started June 2, 2022)
    New York/Westchester, New York (started November 2, 2022)
    Norfolk, Virginia (started November 2, 2022)
  • Flair Airlines
    Edmonton, Canada (started April 14, 2022)
    Toronto, Canada (started April 14, 2022)
  • Southwest Airlines
    Portland, Maine (started June 11, 2022)
    Portland, Oregon (resumed June 11, 2022)
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (resumed June 11, 2022)
    Long Beach, California (started November 6, 2022)
    Hayden, Colorado (started December 17, 2022)
  • Swoop Airlines
    Edmonton, Canada (started June 19, 2022)
    Toronto, Canada (started May 26, 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.

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.

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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.

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