New This Year in Nashville

Discover what's new in Nashville for 2022. 

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

We've been busy creating more music, food, and fashion. We have more hotels, restaurants, and attractions too! Simply put, we're better than we were before. And we're ready. So come on back when you're ready.

Things to Do
New Experiences
  • Centennial Park Revitalization
    The Park underwent revitalization that includes the Great Lawn in front of the Parthenon, the West End entrance road, more walking paths, lighting, and landscape improvements near the Parthenon, and other areas of the park.
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
    Explore new exhibits like Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice and Chris Stapleton: Since 1978.
  • Fifth + Broadway
    Boasts an impressive roster of local and national restaurants (Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Slim & Husky’s, Edley’s BBQ, Thai Esane, Prince’s Hot Chicken, and more), retailers (Nash Collection, Revv, Ariat, Ray-Ban, and more), office space, and residences.
  • Frist Art Museum
    Explore new exhibits like Knights in Armor and Elise Kendrick: Salon
  • L&L Market
    A new one-stop destination for shopping, eating, and wellness is located off Charlotte Pike.
  • Lighthouse Artspace
    Experience the immersive exhibition, Van
  • Music City Brewhop
    Travel in a vintage trolley on a convenient loop for a Nashville beer tour unlike any other.
  • Nashville SC
    The Nashville SC team has a brand new stadium in Wedgewood-Houston. Its double-tiered stands are designed to hold 30,500 people.
  • National Museum of African American Music
    Educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans played in creating the American soundtrack. The museum’s curated collections cover 50 genres and subgenres and are displayed throughout five galleries.
  • Sylvan Supply
    Vintage buildings have transformed into bright and modern creative office spaces along with a carefully selected mix of retail and dining concepts.
Upcoming Experiences
Food to Eat
New to the Food Scene
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All People Coffee (February 2022)
    A new Black-owned cafe, All People Coffee, is now open in East Nashville at 347 Douglas Ave.
  • Boqueria (February 2022)
    Boqueria is a new tapas bar and restaurant which opened at the Fifth + Broadway development.
  • Dutch Bros Coffee (February 2022)
    Dutch Bros Coffee opened in Hermitage at 4001 Lebanon Pike.
  • Drusie & Darr (January 2022)
    Internationally celebrated chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened Drusie & Darr at the historic Hermitage Hotel.
  • The Electric Jane (Janaury 2022)
    A modern-day dining and live entertainment club that opened in the Gulch at 1301 Division Street.
  • Le Loup (January 2022)
    The team behind the Optimist has opened Le Loup in Germantown.
  • The Velvet Taco (January 2022)
    Now open in Midtown, Velvet Taco a one-of-a-kind taco concept serving premium food in a unique & funky fast-casual setting.
  • Bringle's Smoking Oasis (December 2021)
    Legendary pitmaster Carey Bringle opened Bringle's Smoking Oasis in The Nations.
  • Punk Wok (December 2021)
    Punk Wok, an American izakaya restaurant opened in Sylvan Park at 4101 Charlotte Ave.
  • Carne Mare (November 2021)
    An Italian Chophouse by Chef Andrew Carmellini located in the W Hotel offers prime cuts of steaks, fine seafood, and Italian specialties.
  • The Hart (November 2021)
    The Hart, a restaurant that features Hawaiian and Peruvian dishes, opened at 321 Hart St.
  • Stationairy (November 2021)
    Stationairy is now open at The Union Station Hotel Nashville Yards at 1001 Broadway.
  • Audrey (October 2021)
    Sean Brock opened Audrey, a new restaurant that is Appalachian-focused and located in East Nashville.
  • The Butter Milk Ranch (October 2021)
    The Butter Milk Ranch, a new breakfast, lunch, and bakery concept, is now open in 12South.
  • Eastside Bowl (October 2021)
    Eastside Bowl, a bowling alley, arcade, diner, and live music venue, opened at 1508 Gallatin Pike South.
  • Egghill (October 2021)
    Egghill, a new breakfast restaurant specializing in craft breakfast sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients, is now open in Edgehill Village. Read more from Nashville Scene.
  • Little Blue Menu (October 2021)
    Chick-fil-A's new delivery kitchen concept, Little Blue Menu, is now open in midtown. It offers hundreds of menu options across four restaurants bundled in one delivery order.
  • Red Perch (October 2021)
    Red Perch, an Australian-style fish, and chips joint is now open in Sylvan Park at the Sylvan Supply building.
  • Sadie's (October 2021)
    Sadie’s, an American cuisine restaurant, opened at 1200 Villa Place in Edgehill Village.
  • Urban Farmer Steakhouse (October 2021)
    Urban Farmer, a modern steakhouse with a down-to-earth setting, opened in the Hutton Hotel at 1808 West End Avenue.
  • Church & Union (September 2021)
    A casual, yet refined dining experience with a sophisticated ambiance opened in Downtown Nashville.
  • The Dutch Nashville (September 2021)
    This eatery is one of two restaurants with Chef Andrew Camellini located in the W Nashville Hotel.
  • Emery Wood Fired (September 2021)
    Emery Wood Fired can be found in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood.
  • Twelve Thirty Club (September 2021)
    Sam Fox, the 12-time James Beard Award Nominee and founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, along with Justin Timberlake and friends took the best elements in hospitality, music, design, and entertainment and brought it to Lower Broadway. The result is the iconic Twelve Thirty Club.
  • Red Perch (September 2021)
    The Arcade’s essential fish and chips shop, Red Perch, moved to a larger location and an expanded menu at 4101 Charlotte Avenue G120 in Sylvan Park.
  • Lola (August 2021)
    A new Spanish restaurant, Lola, opened in Sylvan Park at 4401 Murphy Road.
  • Burger & Company (August 2021)
    Burger & Company, which offers award-winning unique burgers, opened a new location in East Nashville's Five Points at 1106 Woodland St.
  • Condado Tacos (August 2021)
    Condado Tacos, a build-your-own taco joint, opened at 418 11th Ave N. in Capitol View.
  • Parlor Doughnuts (August 2021)
    The craft doughnut and coffee shop, Parlor Doughnuts, opened in Midtown at 1720 West End Ave.
  • Up-Down (August 2021)
    Up-Down, an arcade bar, opened at 927 Woodland St in East Nashville.
Coming to the Food Scene
  • Golden Pony
    A cocktail bar is planned for East Nashville’s Highland Heights neighborhood, with an early 2022 opening date. Read more from Nashville Post.
  • Sinatra Bar and Lounge
    In early 2022, 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.
  • Buds & Brews
    Buds & Brews is slated to open in the Germantown neighborhood in July 2022. It will be Tennessee's first-ever legal cannabis bar and restaurant with upscale bar fare paired with cannabis-infused condiments. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Greeno and Shorty's
    In collaboration with meat-master Pat Martin, this sports bar and family-friendly spot will open in Donelson in 2022. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Salento Italia
    The Darsino family will open an Italian restaurant in Donelson in 2022. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Take Me Out to the Brewery (TMOTTB)
    A new craft beer bar is slated to take the downstairs space in the building by First Horizon Park, beside Brooklyn Bowl and below Third and Home, at 915 Third Avenue North. Read more from the Nashville Post.
  • Taco Mamacita
    The Germantown building long home to the since-closed Little's Fish Market will see Mexican restaurant Taco Mamacita open within its space at 1234 Sixth Ave. N. in the summer of 2022. Read more from the Nashville Post.
  • Mimo Restaurant and Bar
    Blending Southern Italian cuisine with Southern influences, this restaurant is set to open alongside Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in September 2022. Read more from Nashville Lifestyles.
  • Doughbird Pizza & Chicken
    Fox Restaurant Concepts plans to bring Doughbird Pizza & Chicken to Hill Center Green Hills in fall 2022 at 4031 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 901. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • Tiger Bar
    With a planned opening in the early fall of 2022, Tiger Bar will take over 2909 B Gallatin Pike, previously occupied by Walden Bar. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen
    A fast-casual, build-your-own bowl Italian Kitchen that focuses on our fresh pasta, made from scratch is opening another location in Donelson in early fall 2022. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • Scout's Pub
    A. Marshall Hospitality announced the second location of Scout's Pub in Nashville's Midtown neighborhood with plans to open in fall 2022. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • Pullman Standard
    A new cocktail bar is expected to launch in the fall of 2022 in the iconic Cummins Station building near downtown Nashville. Read more from Nashville Post.
  • Luogo Restaurant
    Opening in Nashville in late 2022, Luogo is a new Italian restaurant by Anthony Scotto located in the Gulch. Read more from Nashville Lifestyles.
  • Sip SoBro
    Cummins Station is slated to get a cocktail bar and restaurant opening in SoBro in late 2022. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • St. Vito Focacciaria
    Nashville-based sfincione pizza and Sicilian street food concept is making its way to the Gulch in later 2022. Read more from Nashville Business Journal.
  • Joe Muer Seafood
    Detroit-based Joe Vicari Restaurant Group announced Tuesday it will open Joe Muer Seafood in January 2023 at Capitol View in the North Gulch. Read more from the Nashville Post.
  • Andiamo Presto
    Detroit-based Joe Vicari Restaurant Group announced Tuesday it will open Andiamo Presto in January 2023 at Capitol View in the North Gulch. Read more from the Nashville Post.
  • 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.
  • Bad Idea
    Wine pro, Alex Burch, plans to open a new East Nashville restaurant in the Spring of 2023. Read more from Nashville Scene.
  • 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.
Places to Stay
New Hotels

New hotels include:

  • The 1 Hotel Nashville
    Opened July 2022
    710 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
    215 rooms | The 1 Hotel is an 18-story luxury hotel.
  • Conrad Hotel
    Opened July 2022
    1600 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
    234 rooms | A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel in Midtown.
  • 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.
  • Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport
    Opened November 2021
    44 Rachel Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
    This upscale hotel opened near Opry Mills and the Grand Ole Opry with 130 rooms.
  • W Hotel
    Opened October 2021
    300 12th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203
    Marriott's new hotel is located in the heart of The Gulch with 346 rooms, two restaurants, and a rooftop bar.
Hotels Opening Soon

In 2022, hotels opening include:

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.
  • Goblins & Giggles
    This fall, guests are invited to Gaylord Opryland Resort to experience a memorable family vacation by enjoying a new Goblins & Giggles celebration, occurring September 10-October 31, 2022.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is traditionally observed from September 15 to October 15, by honoring the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
  • Cheekwood Harvest
    Celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest happening September 17-October 30, 2022. The changing of the leaves is one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors.
Upcoming Events
  • Artober
    Celebrate the Arts, together! Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in middle Tennessee. Each October, Nashville celebrations include hundreds of events in visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, and more.
  • The Nashville Film Festival
    One of the longest-running film festivals in the country is happening from September 29-October 5. This year, there will be a full range of in-person screenings at venues throughout Nashville. Festival-goers can enjoy more than 125 films, Creators Conference panels, Q&As with filmmakers, the annual Music Program, and other exclusive content.
  • Oktoberfest
    Nashville's Annual Oktoberfest takes over 10 city blocks in Historic Germantown in Nashville, TN from October 6-9. Listen to music, eat some delicious food, drink German beer, check out the Tennessee arts and crafts, slide down the beer slide, and play with little ones in the Kids Zone. General Admission is free and families are welcome.
  • Tennessee Craft Fair
    Over October 7-9, artists of Tennessee Craft showcase their handmade treasures on the newly renovated Great Lawn by the Parthenon in Centennial Park for anyone looking for that one-of-a-kind piece.
  • Southern Festival of Books
    The Annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word offers readers and writers from across Tennessee, and the world, to celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning with more than 100 authors.
  • 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.
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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Swoop Airlines
    Edmonton, Canada (started June 19, 2022)
    Toronto, Canada (started May 26, 2022)
Upcoming Ways to Travel

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

  • Allegiant Air
    Jacksonville, Florida (starting November 18, 2022)
    Melbourne, Florida (starting November 18, 2022)
    Palm Springs, California (starting November 17, 2022)
  • Breeze Airways
    New York/Westchester, New York (starting November 2, 2022)
    Norfolk, Virginia (starting November 2, 2022)
  • Southwest Airlines
    Hayden, Colorado (starting December 17, 2022)
    Long Beach, California (starting November 6, 2022)

The Nashville Airport (BNA)
Currently undergoing major renovations that include plans for three six-story terminal garages, an on-site hotel, 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. Renovations will be complete by 2023.

Anniversaries & Milestones to Celebrate

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

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage | 255th
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage celebrated the president’s 255th birthday on March 15, 2022, with an address from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. There was a wreath-laying ceremony, remarks from Judge Andrew Jackson VI, and a presentation by the Tennessee National Guard at the president’s tomb. 

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is one of the largest, most visited presidential homes in the United States and one of Nashville's top-rated attractions. This 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark features more than 30 historic buildings, a seasonal wagon tour, walking trails, beautiful gardens, and grounds, and much, much more.

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Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery | 215th
Belle Meade Site & Winery

Belle Meade started in 1807 with a log cabin and 250 acres. It grew into a beautiful Greek Revival Mansion and one of the largest private estates in Nashville covering over 5400 acres and was the center of hospitality. 

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Ryman Auditorium | 130th
Ryman Auditorium

Since 1892, Ryman Auditorium has been a hallowed ground for artists, seekers, rebels, and trailblazers that offers an experience and acoustics like no other. From Houdini to comedian Charlie Chaplin, Teddy Roosevelt to MLK, and from Dolly Parton to Lizzo, this stage has welcomed diverse acts and music of all genres, creating the ‘Soul of Nashville.’ Celebrate the Mother Church's 130th anniversary this year with more residencies, shows, new tour experiences, events, giveaways and so much more!

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The Parthenon | 125th
Nashville Parthenon

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Parthenon is proud to present Looking Back - 125 Years After the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, on display in the Parthenon’s West Gallery from May 12 through January 8, 2023.

This exhibit and the educational activities surrounding it, aim to provide an immersive experience for visitors. Previously unseen photographs of the Exposition will reach from floor to ceiling in the galleries. Musical compositions created specifically for the Exposition will play as visitors explore rarely exhibited items relating to the fair celebrating Tennessee’s 100 years of statehood. The story of the Exposition will be told through items treasured by the visitors in 1897.

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Tennessee State Museum | 85th
Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum is home to 13,000 years of Tennessee art and history. This year, the Museum celebrates its 85th anniversary.

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Nashville Symphony | 75th
Nashville Symphony

The Nashville Symphony is commemorating its 75th anniversary all year long with stories from the orchestra’s rich and fascinating history, looking back at some of the highlights that have shaped their journey, and the season will culminate with a spectacular musical celebration featuring Beethoven’s exultant Ninth Symphony.

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Historic RCA Studio B | 65th
Studio B

Studio B provides a glimpse into the heart of the Nashville Sound during one of its most exciting and classic periods. This year, Studio B is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

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CMA (Country Music Association) Awards | 55th
CMA Awards

The CMA Awards is an annual event honoring the best in country music, with star-studded performances, presenters, and more.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | 55th
Country Music Hall of Fame

Fifty-five years the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tennessee. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the definitive home of American music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more.

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Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) | 55th

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and professional members spans the United States and foreign countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. 

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The Bluebird Cafe | 40th
Bluebird Cafe

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of Nashville’s smallest and most beloved venues; The Bluebird Cafe.

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Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival | 30th
Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival and it's celebrating 30 years in Nashville! Dedicated to songs and those who write them, Tin Pan South is an event where fans get a unique experience with the music they love.

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Thistle Farms | 25th
Thistle Farms

For 25 years, Thistle Farms has operated as a social enterprise run by women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. By hand, the women have createc natural body care products that are as kind to the earth as they are for the body. Proceeds from the purchase of products benefit the women of Thistle Farms and its two year residential program, Magdalene.

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Music City Walk of Fame | 15th
Music City Walk of Fame

For 15 years, the Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville's Music Mile has been a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City.

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 15th
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Located in Music City's SoBro district, Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the GRAMMY®Award-winning Nashville Symphony and has played host to a wide range of concerts and special events for 15 years.

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