Chef Tim Love is expanding his entrepreneurial footprint in the Stockyards with his biggest venture yet, a 26,000 square foot two-story music hall that will seat more than 1,000 people, a press release said Tuesday after- midday.
The Tannahill Tavern and Music Hall will mark the Stockyards’ newest concert venue, as well as a restaurant and private event space with a full catering kitchen. It will open later this year in the Mule Alley development.
The venue, named after Love’s son, is the result of a partnership between Love and California-based Live Nation.
In addition to his Lonesome Dove Western Bistro on North Main, Love’s other establishments in historic Fort Worth include the White Elephant Saloon, Love Shack, Atico and the recently opened Paloma Suerte.
“Our team is thrilled to bring our 20-year knowledge of the Stockyards and vast experience in hospitality and live music to add another layer of richness to Fort Worth’s legendary and robust live music scene,” said Love in a release. “We are so grateful to have Live Nation as our booking partner – we plan to bring some amazing acts to Fort Worth.”
Additionally, the iconic mule barn will be equipped with expansive kitchen facilities designed to accommodate pre-event dining, full concert concessions and multi-course dining for up to 500 guests, for weddings, meetings family and other social and corporate events.
By the time of grand opening, the venue’s 26,000 square feet will have been completely renovated by Studio 11 Design, a full-service interior design firm based in Dallas. Its ground floor will include a main stage, a restaurant, a retail merchandise store and a large double-sided bar. Upstairs, a mezzanine houses the three VIP suites that can accommodate 20 people each, a separate lounge area and a private bar, all with a view of the main stage.
A full concert schedule will be announced at a later date.
“We look forward to bringing even more diverse artists and bands to the growing Fort Worth market,” said Anthony Nicolaidis, President of Live Nation Dallas. “We believe this partnership with Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall will only bring exciting new opportunities to the market and complement Fort Worth’s historically vibrant music scene.”