Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day
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Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day

On Monday, five days after his Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk opened on Nashville's Lower Broadway, Garth Brooks commemorated St. Patrick's Day and his love of Ireland and its people by turning the massive sign in front of his bar green for the entire week to honor the holiday.

"The sign, for the first time in its existence, did its job (on Monday) and is designated all green," Brooks said. "As it gets darker outside, you'll see that the entire sign is green, and it will be all week for our Irish friends."

Garth's dedication to Ireland stretches back to his first tour of the country in 1994 when he played a record-setting eight nights in the Point Depot – now called 3Arena – in Dublin for nearly 70,000 fans.

He sold out Croke Park in 1997 and returned to the venue for five sold-out shows—selling 400,000 tickets—in 2022.

The colossal blade sign is a feature unique to Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk as it is the most prominent sign in Lower Broadway's Neon Neighborhood. Garth inherited it when he moved into the building. Even though the sign exceeds the size limitations now in place, it was grandfathered in because the vertical blade hung from the decades-old building before laws were enacted.

"It's the same shape of sign as this building has always had," said Camille Tambunting, Chief Operating Officer at Strategic Hospitality. "As long as we don't change the shape, we can keep this huge sign."

Always one to make the most of an opportunity, Garth ensured the outdoor sign was as engaging as the indoor entertainment.

"It can do tons of fun things," Camille said, explaining the sign has 12 different programs and can accommodate new ones. "But it really is special that it's the largest sign on lower Broadway and the first use of an infinity mirror."

Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, located at 411 Lower Broadway in Nashville, is open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily.

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