Eastside Bowl Unveils New Music Venue: The ’58

Eastside Bowl in Nashville introduces The '58, a new 225-capacity music venue.

Nashville’s Eastside Bowl has announced the transformation of its former diner space into The ’58, a new music venue with a capacity of 225. This new venue aims to meet the demand for rock clubs in East Nashville and beyond. The name “The ’58” comes from its color concept, which uses the actual gold paint mixture of the 1958 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, specially provided by Gibson Guitars. The ’58 is expected to complement the existing 600+ capacity main venue and the Low Volume Lounge stage, which continues the “neighborhood stage” tradition of The Family Wash.

Eastside Bowl is also pleased to welcome veteran talent buyer, John Bruton, back to the booking team after two years of retirement. Since November 2022, Santo Pullella has been serving as both senior talent buyer and venue operations manager. Pullella expressed his enthusiasm for the new vertical venue model in the city, aimed at providing spaces for artists to express themselves and for fans to discover new music. Bruton shared his excitement about joining Eastside Bowl and The ’58, feeling it would be a perfect fit for him post-retirement.

While the former diner space no longer functions as a sit-down restaurant, the kitchen continues to serve an upgraded menu to the Lounge, the bowling lanes, and the limited tables in the back of The ’58. The venue also features a new billiards room, replacing the former arcade area, alongside the current 16 lanes of bowling and multiple live music stages.

Eastside Bowl is gaining momentum in Nashville, following a successful 2023 that included high-profile concerts from artists like Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, Jenny Lewis, and The Dead South. It was also named one of “The World’s 13 Most Unique Bowling Alleys” by Architectural Digest.

The initial calendar for The ’58 includes:

– 7/16: The Wise Man’s Fear

– 7/24: John Mailander’s Forecast

– 7/25: The Georgia Thunderbolts

– 7/27: Sparta

– 8/2: Muscle Shoals Review

– 8/3: Muscle Shoals Review

– 8/7: Breaking Sound

– 8/16: Sheldon Smith + Florine

– 8/22: India Ramey

– 8/30: REZN

– 8/31: Mostly Dead: Grateful Dead Tribute

– 10/4: Kid Ramos

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