Eric Church Announces ‘One Of A Kind’ 19-Show Residency At His Nashville Bar, Chief’s

“It’s the most unique show I’ll probably ever do, and I’m excited to enjoy this chapter of what Chief’s will be,” Church explains.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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March 12, 2024

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Eric Church; Photo by Anthony D’Angio

Eric Church has announced his plans to celebrate the grand opening of his six-story downtown Nashville establishment, Chief’s, in a big way. He will kick things off with a 19-show run dubbed, Eric Church: To Beat The Devil, which is set to begin April 5, 2024, and take place at The Neon Steeple, a two-story live music venue located inside Chiefs. The singer shared the news with his loyal fanbase, known as the Church Choir, on Tuesday morning (Mar. 12). 

Eric Church - To Beat The Devil - The Nashville Residency
Eric Church – To Beat The Devil – The Nashville Residency

What Can Fans Expect From These Unique Shows?

When in the beginning stages of development for his establishment on Music City’s famed lower Broadway, the singer/songwriter/entertainer partnered with Ben Weprin, founder and CEO of Adventurous Journey’s (“AJ”) Capital Partners. Together, they put plans in place to renovate the 19,350 SF building so that it could accommodate a live music venue that would house intimate pop-up shows from Church himself. Next month, he will finally be able to put this space to use in the way it was always intended. 

 “These shows at Chief’s will be one of a kind, only for Chief’s and with some songs that will only ever be performed during these shows,” says Church. “It’s the most unique show I’ll probably ever do, and I’m excited to enjoy this chapter of what Chief’s will be.”

Chief's The Neon Steeple; Rendering Courtesy of Chief's / AJ Capital
Chief’s The Neon Steeple; Rendering Courtesy of Chief’s / AJ Capital

How To Get Tickets For “Eric Church: To Beat The Devil”

The “Heart On Fire” singer has always made a conscious effort to protect his fans from buying tickets to his concerts from scalpers and he will continue to do so with his upcoming residency. For these shows, Tickets will be offered first to premium Church Choir members via a sign-up system beginning today, March 12. Those who are not already premium members of the Church Choir can sign up here

It’s important to note that signing up for the presale does not guarantee that every premium Church Choir member will get access to the sale. Additionally, getting selected from the sign-ups and getting access to the sale also does not guarantee tickets as they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are non-transferable and will be available for pickup at the venue box office the evening of the show immediately prior to entering the venue. Name changes on orders will not be permitted.  
 
All seats are reserved seating with pricing ranging from $99 to $499 (with no additional ticketing fees) and a portion of proceeds from every ticket benefits Church’s non-profit, Chief Cares

Eric Church; Photo by Robby Klein
Eric Church; Photo by Robby Klein

Eric Church: To Beat The Devil Dates:


       Friday, April 5 (Grand Opening)
       Wednesday, April 17
       Thursday, April 18
       Monday, April 29
       Tuesday, April 30
       Wednesday, May 1
       Tuesday, May 7
       Wednesday, May 8
       Friday, May 10
       Saturday, May 11
       Tuesday, May 14
       Wednesday, May 15
       Friday, May 17
       Tuesday, May 21
       Wednesday, May 22
       Thursday, June 6
       Friday, June 7
       Saturday, June 8
       Sunday, June 9

Fans Receive Deeds To Bricks That Make Up Chief’s

This news comes on the heels of Eric Church offering fans the unique opportunity to be a part of the building of Chief’s, as a way to dedicate the establishment to his community of listeners. Last week, tens of thousands of fans received deeds to individual bricks that make up the downtown Nashville building, making them a vital part of this new business venture. This initiative creates both a physical and digital fan club dynamic because, in addition to being given deeds, these lucky members of the Church Choir also received digital versions of their brick, which acts as a key to open exclusive content. These unique fan perks include the first of an ongoing series of digital collectibles such as never-before-heard demos, unreleased video footage, and priority entry to Chief’s.

Digital Rendering of Chief's
Digital Rendering of Chief’s

“You’ve helped me build my career brick by brick, and I want the whole world to know that the building is yours,” Church shared directly with fans. “This is not just another club downtown. This is our house. I’ve been involved in every step of restoring this historic building into a place we can call our own and, because you’ve been with me every step of my career, I’m proud to dedicate a physical brick of the Chief’s building to each and every one of you.”

With the new launch, fans were also provided with other digital collectibles including a “Vinyl for Life” which entails an exclusive first-edition vinyl of Church’s complete catalog and a copy of every subsequent vinyl release, including all color variants.

Chief's Interior; Courtesy of Chief's, AJ Capital
Chief’s Interior; Courtesy of Chief’s, AJ Capital

The New Bar Pays Homage To Eric Church’s Career

In early 2022, Church first shared plans to open a new establishment at the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and Broadway at 200 Broadway in historic downtown Nashville. At the time, he also revealed that it be named after 2011’s third studio album, Chief. From the moment these plans were in place, Church has offered direct input to ensure that the same care and consideration he puts into his music also goes into this project. Chiefs has been dubbed a “gathering place for all,” meaning as soon as the doors open, all those who enter the building can claim the six stories as their own place where they will hopefully make lifelong memories. 

Not only does it pay homage to his life and career, but the building is also expected to offer fans “an unparalleled entertainment experience in Music City” with a ticketed music venue and additional live entertainment throughout the building. Additionally, many decorations will be displayed across the establishment, including over 4,000 concert posters that span the North Carolina’s iconic career. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.