Jason Aldean Celebrates Grand Opening of Kitchen + Rooftop Bar In Gatlinburg With Family And Surprise Performance

The new location boasts more than 21,000 sq. feet and three levels, and will bring 125 new jobs to the area. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 4, 2023

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Jason Aldean, Brittany Aldean and Family; Photos Provided

Jason Aldean was on hand for the grand opening of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in downtown Gatlinburg, TN, on Thursday evening (Aug. 3). 

Joined by his wife, Brittany Aldean, and youngest children, Memphis and Navy, Aldean commemorated the opening alongside the Mayor of Gatlinburg, the honorable Mike Werner, with a ribbon cutting. 

Jason Aldean, Brittany Aldean and Family; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean, Brittany Aldean and Family; Photo Provided

The new location of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, which boasts more than 21,000 sq. feet and three levels, will bring 125 new jobs to the area. 

After the ceremonial ribbon-cutting event, Aldean surprised attendees with a 35-minute set that featured several of his chart-topping singles as well as “Try That In A Small Town,” his current Billboard Hot 100 No.1.

Jason Aldean; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean; Photo Provided

The multi-level establishment encompasses a restaurant floor, which boasts the renowned John Deere 4020 Tractor Bar, paying homage to the artist’s iconic song “Big Green Tractor,” as well as a rooftop deck offering picturesque views of the smoky mountains.

Each level will showcase photographs and memorabilia from Jason Aldean’s career, while also housing a breakfast diner and a boutique gift shop.

Jason Aldean; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean; Photo Provided

Collaborating with Chef Tomasz Wosiak, the vice president of culinary development for TC Restaurant Group, Jason Aldean meticulously curated the menu, which includes hearty, beloved family favorites from his childhood such as “Mama Aldean’s Peach Cobbler” and “Grandma’s Pot Roast.” 

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar will be situated in the heart of Gatlinburg, just one block away from the popular breakfast eatery, Pancake Pantry.

Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Gatlinburg; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Gatlinburg; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Gatlinburg; Photo Provided
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Gatlinburg; Photo Provided

The Parkway, also known as U.S. Highway 441, is a popular tourist area in the Smokey Mountains that also features dozens of small shops, theaters, attractions, eateries and more. 

The new East Tennessee location follows the 2018 opening of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville, which was formerly the home of Tequila Cowboy. The Nashville location is located at 307 Broadway and boasts over 27,000 square feet with four levels and six bars. 

The bar and restaurant is one of the most popular stops on Broadway. The main menu was created by Jason Aldean with Chef Tomasz Wosiak and includes Southern-style dishes such as Jason’s Mac & Cheese, Southern Meatloaf, Country Cornbread, Chicken Wings, and a Nashville Hot Chicken salad. 

Additionally, The Food Basket menu includes bar favorites like Fried Pickles, Dry Rub Wings, and a Classic Cheeseburger.

This marks the second location of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar. Additional locations are expected to be announced later in 2023. 

Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jason Aldean is currently in the midst of his Highway Desperado Tour, which kicked off on July 14 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY.

Produced by Live Nation, the 39-city headlining tour will make stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix and more. The trek is expected to come to a close in Tampa at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on October 28.

Mitchell Tenpenny and Corey Kent serve as support on the run. 

Jason Aldean; Photo by Theo Wargo
Jason Aldean; Photo by Theo Wargo

Additionally, Jason Aldean is also scheduled to perform at A Covenant Knight at the Grand Ole Opry House in support of The Covenant School. The benefit will feature performances by Aldean, Morgan Wallen, Anne Wilson, Brandon Heath, Jeffrey Steele, Lee Brice, Maddie & Tae, NEEDTOBREATHE, Old Dominion, and Zach Williams.

Hosted by Storme Warren, the two-hour event comes just nearly five months after The Covenant School tragedy and marks the beginning of a new school year for the students and faculty.

A complete list of Jason Aldean’s upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.