Whiskey Jam, Nashville's beloved weekly music showcase, has announced that it will be changing locations come September 18.
Originally residing in the parking lot of midtown staples, Loser's and Winner's Bar & Grill, the showcase will now be moving its Monday and Thursday night events to the heart of downtown Nashville in Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row.
Whiskey Jam organizers shared the news on Instagram, saying: "We're excited to share the biggest news in Whiskey Jam history - beginning September 18, our regular Monday & Thursday events will take place at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Downtown Nashville."
The post continued: "The downtown area is the epicenter of our city when it comes to energy, excitement, and most importantly, music. So we’re honored to bring our event, that has been established over more than a dozen years and 875 shows, into the heart of Nashville."
Earlier this summer, Whiskey Jam partnered with its new home of Whiskey Row for a special CMA Fest showcase, which may have been the first hint that a move was in the works.
Whiskey Jam was launched in January of 2011, starting as an underground writer's circle on Monday nights. In the last dozen years, the program has become one of Nashville's best kept secrets and a mainstay among country music fans and industry members alike.
The first few months of the event featured artists like OneRepublic, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, David Nail, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch and The Fray. Since then, it has grown to feature the who's who of the genre, almost serving as a rite of passage in the Nashville music scene.
All in all during its time at Winner's, Whiskey Jam saw an excess of 3,000 acts take the stage over the course of more than 500 nights of music.
The first event in its new venue will take place on September 18. The lineup has not yet been unveiled.
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