• Dawn Sabato


Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. and Opry member Blake Shelton to bring best of Southern food, hospitality and live country music to ICON Park

Ole Red Orlando now hiring for select positions; all positions to be posted beginning Feb. 24

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2020) – Bringing the best of Southern food, hospitality and live country music to the No. 1 travel destination in the United States, Ryman Hospitality Properties is set to open Ole Red Orlando at ICON Park™ on International Drive April 14.  With venues in Nashville, Tennessee; Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Ole Red Orlando is the fourth establishment of the Ole Red brand, a lifestyle and entertainment concept inspired by Shelton’s clever hit, “Ol’ Red.”

Ole Red Orlando will feature live music with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue will also be equipped with a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens. Programming will include showcases for up-and-coming talent and live music throughout the week hand-picked by Opry Entertainment Group’s programming team.

The $15 million venue will offer 17,289 square feet on two levels and seat approximately 500 guests. It will provide extensive event space for private dining, corporate events, weddings and group outings.

A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature Ole Red signature items such as “Champagne of Fried Chicken,” along with specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine and Orlando-only specialties.

Ole Red Orlando is now hiring for select positions, and all other positions will be posted beginning Feb. 24. The venue will be hosting a Grand Hire event March 16 – 21. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online in advance to secure an interview time and day. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit olered.com/orlando/jobs.

About Ole Red Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” You can currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in three locations in the United States, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, the very first location in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and a third location in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Company is also bringing its fourth location to Orlando, Florida in spring of 2020. Ole Red is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division. For additional information about Ole Red, visit us online at OleRed.com.

About Blake Shelton Country Music Association’s 2019 Single Of The Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. The award winning “God’s Country” became his 26th No. 1 on country radio, where it remained for a multi-week run, in addition to marking his 16th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the fastest country single in the past year to reach one million track equivalents. His newest single “Hell Right” featuring Trace Adkins and penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy, is Top 15 and climbing. Today he released both songs as well as new music and previous hits on his album Fully Loaded: God’s Country. Shelton has also teamed up with the legendary Garth Brooks for rapidly climbing single “Dive Bar,” which earned the highest chart debut in seven years.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Platinum-selling entertainer has earned a host of honors throughout his career including CMA Entertainer Of The Year and five consecutive wins for Male Vocalist Of The Year. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality. The newest addition to the collection of restaurant and entertainment venues will open in Orlando this year and joins locations in Tishomingo, Nashville and Gatlinburg.

For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.

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