PB&JJ’s pickleball venue to open in Fayetteville

Photo: Courtesy, PB&JJ’s

A new venue for one of the fastest-growing sports in the country is coming to Fayetteville this spring.

The folks behind JJ’s Grill and JJ’s Live this week announced Fayetteville’s first pickleball venue, called PB&JJ’s, will open to the public on March 1.

The new venue will be attached to the new JJ’s Live music venue (formerly JBGB) at 3615 Steele Blvd. in north Fayetteville.

There are four pickleball courts that will be available to reserve online beginning on March 1. In addition, a new food truck serving PB&J-themed items and an Airstream-trailer bar will be available with refreshments for pickleball players and spectators at the new venue.

The menu for the new food truck will include items like the PB&J burger, the Elvis Presley sandwich (banana and peanut butter on Texas toast), an avocado Cobb salad, and other items.

Another food truck or two may also make appearances at the venue from time to time, officials said.

The new venue will open with a ‘Dink and Drink’ tournament on March 5-6.

“The tournament is going to be a great opportunity for the community to check out our new spot,” said PB&JJ’s Director of Entertainment Louie Moran in a press release issued this week. “We really encourage any and everybody to sign up. The cool part about pickleball is that it’s a really easy sport to pick up and play.”

The courts will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, and can be reserved for $20/hour from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and for $40/hr from 5-9 p.m. The courts are open-air to start, but plans are in the works for a covering that would allow for year-round, all-weather play.

The food trucks are scheduled to be open daily from 11 a.m. until close.

The website for PB&JJ’s is currently in development, and court reservations for opening weekend will be available at a later date.

JJ’s officials also revealed more about their plans for the new JJ’s Live music venue that opened to the public last year. The venue has already hosted over a dozen concerts, including Parker McCollum, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Clay Walker, Jelly Roll, and others.

The 10,000-square-foot space that had previously been open as a restaurant and outdoor music venue plans to focus primarily on concerts and events moving forward.

“We envision JJ’s Live to be used for more than just live music,” Jody Thornton said in a press release. “We hope to use the space for more charity and community-driven events as well.”

There are currently 17 live music shows already announced, with others in the works, officials said. Upcoming shows include Nelly, Flatland Cavalry, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and others.

In all, JJ’s Live hopes to host about 70 shows per year. For more, including the full lineup and ticket information, visit jjslive.com.