Blake Shelton To Open Third Ole Red Restaurant in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


After a successful launch of Ole Red Tishomingo and a future launch of Ole Red Nashville, Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitalities have announced a third location for the bar/restaurant.

Planned for Spring of 2019, the new venue will open it’s doors in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, located at 511 Parkway. The multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue will contain a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace.

Gatlinburg is a fun party town but it’s, obviously, got a country atmosphere, Blake said when announcing the venue. “This is one that I think is going to bring more of a late night party fun atmosphere to Gatlinburg.”

Blake Shelton fans are in luck because the chef-driven menu is inspired by country singer. A few Nashville classics will be offered, including Hot Chicken & Waffles, BBQ, burgers and additional Southern favorites.

“With 12 million annual visitors and a rich country music legacy, Gatlinburg is an ideal destination for the Ole Red brand. We know the Smoky Mountain region is tremendously popular with country lifestyle consumers, and we believe Ole Red offers a unique entertainment experience that will attract even more visitors to the area,” said Ryman Hospitality Properties Chairman and CEO, Colin Reed.

Ole Red Nashville, a multi-level 26,000-square-foot entertainment venue, is expected to open in May of 2018.

Blake Shelton Ole Red Gatlinburg rendering
Rendering courtesy Tuck-Hinton Architects