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Honky-tonk bar 'Nashville North' opening next month on Brady Street

It's time to dust off your dancing boots and get ready for the long-awaited grand opening of Nashville North, a new honky tonk-style bar headed for Brady Street.

Opening Wednesday, June 15 — a nod to Nashville's 615 area code — the bar will feature live music, food and an extensive beverage list.

Marketing manager Marie Schneider says the bar draws inspiration from the many honky-tonks that line Nashville's famous Broadway, while the goal is to feature about 60 percent country music and 40 percent other genres.

"The vibe is very Broadway, but in terms of how we support the music industry is very Blue Bird Café and old-school Nashville," Schneider says.

The fully redone building at 1216 E Brady St. will have two stages — one in front and a larger concert stage in the back — and a dance floor, with capacity for up to 120 people. Schneider says there are plans for garage windows that invite the public to hear live music, much like at bars you'd find in Nashville. And if you're looking for a dancing fix, two-step and line dance lessons are in the works.

Charcoal Grill founder Jeff Marsh planned to open Nashville North last fall, but COVID, building permit and construction setbacks all contributed to a delayed opening.

Marsh's menu will feature handhelds including smash burgers, turkey legs and, of course, Nashville hot chicken sandwiches. The bar has six taps with a cocktail menu and an extensive canned beverage list, according to Schneider.

The grand opening on June 15 will begin with Milwaukee-based country band Road Crew Acoustic at 3 p.m. followed by Wisconsin-based band Bella Cain headlining at 6 p.m. Find the full opening weekend lineup and more at

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