Arena’s Guitar Bar will be finished soon

A new bar under construction on the concourse at Intrust Bank Arena will offer patrons a chance to admire autographed instruments and possibly watch artists at play.

The Guitar Bar will be on the east side of the main concourse by sections 122/123. Arena officials hope it will be open in time for either the Blake Shelton on Oct. 5 or the Eagles on Oct. 7.

The arena staff has been planning the bar for a year and has been gathering signed guitars from visiting artists that will be displayed in glass on the walls. They have 18 cases and already have guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown and more. The bar also will feature a giant guitar hanging from the ceiling.

The bar also will feature a set of bar stools that look out over the arena’s loading dock, and sometimes, fans will be able to see artists and their crews below doing what they do pre-show. It’ll serve drinks only, including specialty cocktails.