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Of Course Downtown Nashville is Getting a Johnny Cash Restaurant and Bar

The Man in Black gets a 15,000-square-foot spot serving Southern fare in his honor


Adding to that lengthy list of downtown restaurants and bars coined after country singers, Johnny Cash’s Kitchen and Saloon will open at 121 3rd Avenue South in spring of 2019.

Icon Entertainment’s Bill Miller announced yesterday that in collaboration with the Johnny Cash estate, the 15,000-square-foot downtown bar will be located beside the Johnny Cash Museum.

In collaboration with the Swett family, a Nashville name known since 1954 for its cafeteria-style Southern fare, Johnny Cash’s Kitchen and Saloon will serve traditional meat-and-three fare, with a little soul food thrown in.

Miller, a former fan who became a friend of Cash, opened the Johnny Cash Museum in 2013, and has since opened the Patsy Cline Museum, Nudie’s honky-tonk on Broadway, magic-laden House of Cards, and taken over Skull’s Rainbow Room.

Downtown’s current roster of bars named after singers or owned by one: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, AJ’s Good Time Bar, The George Jones, FGL House, Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Nashville Underground, Ole Red, Redneck Riviera, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk.