Second Location Of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar Confirmed

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar is opening a second location in Gatlinburg, Tenn.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 20, 2023


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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar is getting a second location in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

Visit Gatlinburg confirmed the news via social media on Wednesday (April 19) and shared a photo of the new space.  

“Guess what’s coming to Gatlinburg? ↖️ @Jason_Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar,” the city’s tourism department wrote on Twitter. 

The news comes after fans spotted the bar’s logo on the side of a building on Parkway in Gatlinburg. Excitement swirled throughout social media as fans began posting video clips to TikTok of Jason Aldean’s new bar and restaurant. 

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.

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. 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. 

Photo Courtesy Jason Aldean
Photo Courtesy Jason Aldean

The mezzanine level of his Music City bar includes a gift shop full of memorabilia, t-shirts, hats, jackets and much more. 

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, which was formerly the home of Tequila Cowboy, has the largest outdoor patio on Broadway and also features two floors of live music daily. 

“It’s pretty cool to finally have my own spot downtown where people can go and have a good time,” said Jason. “We’ve been working on this for a while and I’m looking forward to having everyone in town for CMA Music Fest help break it in.”

The country singer and his wife, Brittany Aldean, often visit Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar. 

The location gained popularity in late 2021 when Lil Durk teamed up with Morgan Wallen to release the song “Broadway Girls” as they shoutout the bar within the lyrics. 

“I met her down at Aldean’s,” they sing. 

The song sparked a TikTok trend where people would dance along to the song and pose in front of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar on Broadway. 

At this time, it is unclear when Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Gatlinburg, Tenn. will open.  

Photo Courtesy Jason Aldean
Photo Courtesy Jason Aldean

Later this summer, Jason Aldean will embark on his 41-city headlining trek, dubbed the Highway Desperado Tour

Produced by Live Nation, the Highway Desperado tour will kick off on July 14 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY, making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix and more before wrapping up in Tampa at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on October 28.

Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and Dee Jay Silver will serve as support on the trek.

The tour comes in support of his double album, Macon, Georgia. The project, which pays tribute to his hometown and serves as his tenth studio album, features 10 live tracks and 20 new originals, including the chart-topping hits “Trouble with a Heartbreak” and “If I Didn’t Love You” with Carrie Underwood as well as his current single “That’s What Tequila Does.”

Additionally, Jason is also scheduled to perform at several festivals later this year, including Country Jam, Nebraskaland Days, Country Thunder Wisconsin, Tidalwave Festival and more. 

Jason Aldean; Photo by Brian Higbee
Jason Aldean; Photo by Brian Higbee

Highway Desperado 2023 Tour Dates


14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre

16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

27 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center


4 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium

5 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

6 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

11 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

19 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Amphitheater

24 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena

25 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater


7 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

8 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

9 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

16 –Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

21 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

22 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

29 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

30 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater


5 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

6 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

7 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

12 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center+

13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

14 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

19 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center

21 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center

27 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

28 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

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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 and her work being featured on 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.