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 Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See.
  • 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 Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is
  • L&L Market
    A new one-stop destination for shopping, eating, and wellness is located off Charlotte Pike.
  • 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.
Food to Eat
New to the Food Scene
  • 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.
  • 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)
    Stationary 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.
  • E G & Mc (July 2021)
    A new concept from the owners of Slim & Husky’s with a menu of cocktails and tapas “with a Southern flair.”
  • Chicken Guy! (July 2021)
    The new Guy Fieri restaurant, Chicken Guy! opened on Second Ave in downtown Nashville.
  • Blue Room Bar (July 2021)
    Third Man Records opened Blue Room Bar, offering cocktails, beer, nonalcoholic beverages, and more.
  • Bearded Iris Brewing (June 2021)
    Bearded Iris Brewing opened a second location in Sylvan Supply development at 4101 Charlotte Ave.
  • Koi Sushi & Thai (June 2021)
    Koi Sushi & Thai has opened a new location featuring a sushi bar, a full cocktail bar, luxury seating, and a complete selection of Asian cuisine at 2214 Elliston Place.
  • Casa Rosa (June 2021)
    Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa, a Tex-Mex bar and cantina, opened on Lower Broadway at 308 Broadway.
  • The Continential (May 2021)
    The Continential, Sean Brock's flagship restaurant located inside Grand Hyatt Nashville, has now opened for dine-in service on May 28.
  • Shokku Ramen (May 2021)
    Shokku Ramen features both traditional and unconventional Japanese ramen bowls, fried rice, dumplings, and more.
  • Emmy Squared (May 2021)
    Emmy Squared, a pizzeria, opened a third location in Germantown at 1121 Fifth Ave. N.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop (May 2021)
    Elliston Place Soda Shop opened to the public at 2105 Elliston Place, directly next door to its original home.
  • Sixty Vines (May 2021)
    Sixty Vines, a wine-focused restaurant, is located at downtown's Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway.
  • Flatiron (May 2021)
    Flatiron, has opened in Midtown and features a dialed-in mix of American classics and modern fare.
  • Smokin Thighs (April 2021)
    An applewood smoked chicken restaurant in West Nashville.
  • Eddie V's (April 2021)
    Eddie V's, known for its prime seafood and steaks, has opened at 590 Broadway at Fifth + Broadway.
Coming to the Food Scene
  • Anchorhead Coffee Co.
    Seattle-based Anchorhead Coffee Co. has chosen Nashville for its first location in One Nashville and will see an early 2022 opening of the café. Read more from Nashville Post.
  • Golden Pony
    A cocktail bar planned for East Nashville’s Highland Heights neighborhood, with an early 2022 opening eyed. 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.
  • Tailor
    A one-of-a-kind, high-touch dining experience from culinary creator Vivek Surti, is relocating to the Taylor Street Development at 620 Taylor Street in early 2022. Read more from the press release.
  • The Wash
    Eastside Pho, Soy Cubano, and more are on tap for the new East Nashville micro-kitchen expected to open in early 2022 at 1101 McKennie Ave. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Xiao Bao Biscuit
    East Nashville will become home to Xiao Bao Biscuit. Projected to open in early 2022. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Bag Lady's Chip & Fry Co.
    A French fry-focused food truck is opening a permanent spot at 1402 Buchanan Street in North Nashville this spring. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Buds & Brews
    Buds & Brews is slated to open in the Germantown neighborhood in spring 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.
  • June
    Sean Brock's newest restaurant will be located above its sister restaurant, Audrey. Opening in late spring of 2022. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
  • 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.
  • Bonchon
    The popular family-friendly South Korean fried chicken chain is headed to the Nashville suburbs 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.
  • Halls Chophouse
    A steak and seafood restaurant planned to open in April 2022 at 1600 West End Ave. 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. The bar is set to be operational by the time the Nashville Sounds open the 2022 campaign on April 5 against the Durham Bulls. Read more from the Nashville Post.
  • Blue Aster
    As the main restaurant in the Conrad Hotel, Blue Aster will focus on seafood. The hotel and its restaurants are expected to open in May 2022. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • Thistle & Rye
    Conrad Nashville’s third-floor beverage-focused spot will offer live music, an indoor-outdoor bar, a spacious patio, and small plates. The hotel and its restaurants are expected to open in May 2022. Read more from Nashville Eater.
  • The Rutledge
    The owners of Jonathan’s Grille will be opening a second location of The Rutledge in the future Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville in May 2022. Read more from Williamson Source.
  • Overlord
    The Once Upon a Time in France co-owner's stylish bar Overlord will open this summer in East Nashville. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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 with two restaurants and a rooftop bar.
  • Hyatt Centric
    Opened July 2021 Downtown | 252 rooms | Restaurant, bar, amenity deck with a rooftop pool, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, and 4,000 square feet of leasable retail space.
  • Staybridge Suites Nashville Midtown 
    Opened in May 2021 | 350 22nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
    An IHG Hotel located in Midtown offers 164 rooms
  • The Gallatin Hotel
    Opened May 2021 | 2510 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
    A vibrant, boutique hotel tucked into East Nashville that offers 25 rooms.
  • TownePlace Suites Nashville Midtown
    Opened in April 2021 | 1500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
    This extended Stay Hotel Near Nashville Midtown offers 192 rooms.
  • Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn 
    Opened in March 2021 | 510 Collins Park Dr, Antioch, TN 37013
    Located in Antioch, Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn has a bar, shared lounge, BBQ facilities, and 82 rooms to choose from.
  • Avid Hotel Nashville Airport
    Opened in February 2021 | 40 Rachel Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
    An IHG Hotel that offers 95 rooms near the Nashville International Airport.
  • Hyatt House Nashville Airport
    Opened in February 2021 | 14 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN 37214
    This convenient hotel near Nashville International Airport offers 128 rooms.
  • Element Nashville West - OneC1ty 
    Opened in February 2021 | 8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s Element brand at oneC1TY offers 175 rooms.
Hotels Opening Soon

In 2022, hotels opening include:

  • Embassy Suites
    710 Demonbreun St | 721 rooms | Over 23,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • 1 Hotel
    710 Demonbreun St | 215 rooms | The 1 Hotel will be an 18-story luxury hotel. Expected to open in 2022.
  • Four Seasons
    151 1st Avenue South | 236 rooms| A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open in April 2022.
  • Conrad Hotel
    1600 West End Ave | 234 rooms | A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel in Midtown. Planning to open in August 2022.
  • Park MGM Hotel
    9th Ave N & Commerce | 315 rooms | This full-service hotel plans to open in the Downtown area in the winter of 2022.
Events to Attend
Current Events
  • Spring in Nashville
    The longer days that come with spring mean more time for fun in Music City. As Spring Break approaches, the temperatures start to warm up and the sun stays out a bit longer, making this the perfect time to visit Nashville.
  • Van Gogh
    The original Immersive Van Gogh exhibit debuts in Nashville from March 24 through June 19. With projections, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of images from Van Gogh's 2,000+ lifetime catalog of masterpieces. Paintings will be presented how the artist first saw the scenes, based on an active life and moving landscapes.
Upcoming Events
  • Nashville SC
    Music City’s up-and-coming Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood will welcome the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States as home base for Nashville’s MLS team on May 1.
  • CMA Fest
    Get ready for amazing live performances, meet & greets, exclusive artist experiences, and more! CMA Fest is coming back to Nashville on June 9-12, 2022.
  • Bonnaroo
    More than 150 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more. It's pretty much an adult wonderland of music and art. And it's coming back to Manchester, TN on June 16-19, 2022.
  • Music City Racing Trifecta
    Three big racing events are coming to Nashville this summer. Start your engines for the NASCAR Cup Series on June 26, the SRX Championship Race on July 9, and the Music City Grand Prix on August 5-7.
  • Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th
    Celebrate Independence Day 2022 with Gramps MorganCassadee PopeLevi Hummon, and more during the FREE Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th event in Downtown Nashville. This 4th of July will feature the largest fireworks show in Nashville history with the pyrotechnics synchronized to a live performance by the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony.
Ways to Get Here
New Ways to Travel

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

  • Allegiant Air
    New Albany, NY (started May 14, 2021)
    McAllen, TX (started May 27, 2021)
    Portsmouth, NH (started May 27, 2021)
    Boise, ID (started May 28, 2021)
    Key West, FL (started June 2, 2021)
    Greensboro, NC (started June 3, 2021)
  • American Airlines
    Austin, TX (started May 6, 2021)
    Orlando, FL (started June 5, 2021)
    Raleigh-Durham, NC (started June 5, 2021)
  • Avelo Airlines
    New Haven, CT (started May 6, 2022)
  • Flair Airlines
    Edmonton, Canada (started April 14, 2022)
    Toronto, Canada (started April 14, 2022)
  • Frontier
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (started June 10, 2021)
  • Southwest
    Destin, FL (started May 6, 2021)
    Myrtle Beach, SC (started May 23, 2021)
    Long Island, NY (started June 6, 2021)
Upcoming Ways to Travel

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

  • Air Canada
    Montreal, Canada (starting June 25)
  • Breeze Airways
    Akron/Canton, Ohio (starting May 26)
    Hartford, Connecticut (starting June)
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (starting June)
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (starting June)
  • Swoop Airlines
    Edmonton, Canada (starting June 19)
    Toronto, Canada (starting May 26)
  • Southwest Airlines
    Portland, Maine (starting June)
    Portland, Oregon (starting summer 2022)
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (starting summer 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