DJ Diesel and Murda Beatz Rock Grand Opening of JBJ's Nashville

by Missy Wolf / 16 days ago / Comments
# Shaquille O'Neal (aka DJ Diesel) at JBJ's Nashville Photo Credit: MJ Emerson & Laurén Olson

Last night, JBJ's Nashville, the newest hotspot on Lower Broadway, hosted the final grand opening event that brought together an eclectic mix of music genres and fans. From classic 80's rock to the country stylings of Morgan Wallen, the hip-hop beats of DJ Diesel, and the rap lyrics of Murda Beatz, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

The energy in the room was electric as attendees danced, moshed, and sang along to their favorite tunes. Of course, they delighted fans by throwing in some Bon Jovi too. On the ground floor, a mosh-pit "tornado" erupted, with fans thrashing and jumping to the high-energy beats. Meanwhile, those on the second and third levels were eager to throw their hands up and bang their heads in time with the music.

One of the highlights of the night was the surprise guest DJ Hailey Welch aka "Hawk Tua" girl. The entire performance was the perfect way to wrap up the grand opening of JBJ's Nashville, letting it be known that this venue is ready to party with everyone and perfect for anyone looking to have a good time, not to mention, the addition of Hampton Water for the folks who love a good rosé. They offer a frozen one as well, and yes, it is perfect on these hot summer days we have been faced with.

As the night drew to a close, attendees left with smiles on their faces, already looking forward to their next visit to JBJ's Nashville. With its stunning design, state-of-the-art sound system, and prime location on Broadway, JBJ's Nashville is poised to become a must-visit destination for music lovers from all walks of life. ~Missy




NASHVILLE, TENN. — The electrifying sounds of DJ Diesel, also known as Shaquille O'Neal, and Murda Beatz echoed through the night as they headlined the grand opening of JBJ's Nashville on Sunday, June 30th. The event, which took place at the brand-new venue on Broadway, was a star-studded affair that brought together music lovers from all genres and Center Stage Magazine was there for it all.

Among the notable attendees were country artists Whitney Miller and Julia Cole, who added a touch of Nashville charm to the evening. The event also welcomed Bon Jovi's Hugh McDonald and his wife, Kelli, who enjoyed the spectacular performances and the vibrant atmosphere of JBJ's Nashville.

"Having the opportunity to cover such a grand event thanks to Sydni Joseph of Big Plan Holdings, was thrilling, and adding to the excitement was seeing Whitney Miller and Julia Cole there along with the stunning Kelli McDonald who is always so kind. I adore those ladies and running into them at an event like this made it more special. It was nice being able to see my favorite server Maddi as well. JBJ's Nashville just feels like home." - Missy Wolf, Co-Founder of Center Stage Magazine 

Adding to the excitement of the night was the surprise appearance of Hailey Welch, better known as "Hawk Tua" girl, who had previously graced the stage at country artist Zach Bryan's Nashville show. Her presence at the grand opening of JBJ's Nashville further solidified the venue's reputation as a hotspot for music enthusiasts.


Photo: Hailey Welch aka "Hawk Tua" girl and DJ Diesel 
Photo Credit: FB @dieselakashaq.  


DJ Diesel and Murda Beatz delivered an unforgettable performance, showcasing their unique blend of music that had the crowd on their feet all night long. The dynamic duo proved to be the perfect choice to wrap up the grand opening of JBJ's Nashville, setting the tone for what promises to be a legendary venue.

"The last time that I saw Shaquille O'Neal in person, believe it or not, was on June 22, 1997, at a KISS-FM benefit concert for the Pediatric Aids Foundation that happened to be headlined by Jon Bon Jovi at Irvine Meadows in Southern California," stated Missy.

As the night drew to a close, attendees were left buzzing with excitement about the future of JBJ's Nashville and the incredible talent that graced its stage. With its stunning design, state-of-the-art sound system, and prime location on Broadway, JBJ's Nashville is poised to become a must-visit destination for music lovers from all walks of life.



About JBJ's Nashville: 

JBJ's Nashville is a groundbreaking venue, bar, and restaurant located on Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville. Brought to you by the legendary Jon Bon Jovi and BPH Hospitality, a subsidiary of Nashville-based Big Plan Holdings, JBJ's Nashville offers an electrifying space full of delicious fares, delectable cocktails, and revolutionary live entertainment.

All other JBJ's images below courtesy of:
Lead photographer: MJ Emerson
Assistant photographer: Laurén Olson

1997 Vintage photos courtesy of Missy Wolf.


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!