Ole Red Nashville, the highly anticipated partnership between Ryman Hospitality Properties and Opry member, Blake Shelton, will officially celebrate its grand opening June 6-10, welcoming fans to CMA Fest. The restaurant, bar and music venue will host multiple events throughout the week, including a “Blake Shelton and Friends” concert.
On Wednesday, June 6 Blake Shelton will christen the Ole Red Nashville stage with an exclusive late night “Blake Shelton and Friends” concert following the CMT Awards. Tickets for Shelton’s performance will not be available for sale to the public. However, fans who want to attend this can’t miss evening will be able to enter for a chance to win tickets to the show.
Fans who want in on the action can enter to win at olered.com/grand-opening-sweepstakes/ or by listening for a chance to win on local country radio. A select group of lucky fans who enter will be chosen at random to attend. Special guest performers joining Shelton will be announced at a later date.
Fans who don’t win a coveted slot to “Blake Shelton and Friends” can stream the first three songs from the event live on Ole Red Nashville’s Facebook page at 11 p.m. Central: facebook.com/olerednashville or catch Shelton’s Grand Ole Opry performance on June 7. To purchase tickets, visit opry.com.
“Lower Broadway is the centerpiece of Nashville. There’s so much great music and fun going on down there all the time and it’s exciting to now be a part of it – it’s a dream come true,” said Shelton.
Everyone is invited to join in on the fun as celebrations continue all week long with live music programming presented by Spotify. During select hours, guests can experience the restaurant’s highly anticipated menu under the direction of James Beard Award Nominated Executive Chef Garrett Pittler. Highlights include everything from traditional southern favorites (hot chicken, fried pickles and skillet cornbread) to high-end cuisine (oysters, pimento cheese burrata and charcuterie), with a few clever, Oklahoma-inspired specialties like catfish corndogs as well as specialty, hand-crafted cocktails, local brews and a curated wine selection.
“Ole Red is an experience unlike anywhere else on Broadway – from the live entertainment quality to the food, drinks, décor and retail,” said Ryman Hospitality Properties Chairman and CEO Colin Reed. “We are excited to celebrate its grand opening with the thousands of fans and visitors that join us in Nashville for one of the most exciting weeks of the year, CMA Fest.”
Ole Red Nashville is a multi-level, 26,000 square foot entertainment epicenter at the intersection of city chic and southern roots, and is raising the bar on Broadway. The venue features a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor, private VIP booths for small groups as well as a large, upscale private event space – The Hall at Ole Red. The performance space is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and acoustics tailor-made for event programming, including intimate concerts, live-band karaoke, showcases for up-and-coming talent and more.
Topping off Ole Red Nashville is a 6,000-square-foot rooftop with an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant called The Lookout at Ole Red, which provides unmatched views of historic lower Broadway and downtown Nashville.
The Ole Red concept first came to life in Shelton’s adopted hometown of Tishomingo, Okla., last fall. Nashville is the second location, with a third planned for Gatlinburg, Tenn., set to open in 2019.