Nashville is getting another attraction dedicated to the Man in Black. Johnny Cash's Kitchen & Saloon will open this spring.
The 15,000 square-foot venue will be located on 3rd Avenue South next to the Johnny Cash Museum. The venue is helmed by Icon Entertainment in partnership with the John R. Cash Trust. Icon Entertainment also operates Nudie's Honky Tonk and the Patsy Cline Museum.
"I'm beyond thrilled to expand our extremely successful relationship with the Cash Estate through this ground-breaking food and beverage concept," Icon Entertainment CEO Bill Miller said in a press release. "My relationship with the Cash family extends to nearly my entire life, and there's no greater pleasure for me and my family than continuing our partnership well into the future. The impression Johnny Cash left on Nashville is indelible and this venture further confirms that his presence will be a dominant force here for many years to come."
Icon Entertainment also promises southern hospitality at the venue. The restaurant will partner with the Swett's family to serve a traditional Southern Meat and Three menu.
Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, John Rich, Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line have all launched entertainment venues in downtown Nashville in the last few years, adding to Music City's already tourist-friendly reputation.