Plans are now in motion to open a new location for Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, a restaurant, bar, and music venue, at the ICON Orlando 360 complex in Orlando, Fla.
Inspired by Shelton’s song, “Ol’ Red,” Ole Red Orlando is expected to open in the first half of 2020, with construction slated to kick off in 2019. The venue will offer southern food, hospitality and live country music to the people of Orlando.
“We are delighted to expand the Ole Red dining and live country music experience to the top tourism destination in the country,” said Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, who plans to open the location. “The development site we have identified is in a prime entertainment zone that will put the Ole Red brand in front of more than 70 million people who visit Orlando each year.”
Soon to be located at ICON Orlando, the $15 million Ole Red Orlando is expected to be 15,000 square feet over two levels and will seat 500 guests. The venue will offer live music with state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics for a concert-quality music experience, as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas.
Once opened, this new venue will join the likes of other Ole Red locations in Tishomingo, Okla.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Gatlinburg, Tenn. (opening in spring 2019).
“We’ve brought Ole Red to some of my favorite places, and I’m excited to have another spot for country music fans to have fun with their friends and family,” said Blake Shelton. “I think it’s impossible to visit Orlando and not have a good time, and that’s why I know Ole Red is going to fit right in.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ole Red to the complex,” said Cindy Campbell-Taylor, vice president of marketing, sales and public affairs for ICON Orlando 360. “We look forward to providing an additional dining and entertainment option for our visitors and locals alike.”