$15 Million Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue coming to Orlando’s International Drive

Ryman Hospitality Properties has just announced its plans to open a fourth Ole Red property in Orlando, Florida. This new location is expected to open in the first half of 2020, and construction is slated to begin in early 2019. Inspired by country music superstar and Opry member Blake Shelton’s satirical hit “Ol’ Red,” Ole Red Orlando will bring the best of southern food, hospitality and live country music to one of the nation’s most exciting tourism markets.

Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties said, “We are delighted to expand the Ole Red dining and live country music experience to the top tourism destination in the country. The development site we have identified is in a prime entertainment zone that will put the Ole Red brand in front of the more than 70 million people who visit Orlando each year.”

Located at the ICON Orlando 360 development, the planned $15 million Ole Red Orlando project is expected to be approximately 15,000 square feet over two levels and will seat approximately 500 guests. The venue 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 a striking view of the complex’s 400ft observation wheel, ICON Orlando. Once complete, the venue will join Ole Red locations in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Nashville, Tennessee and Gatlinburg, Tennessee (opening spring 2019). Though all locations fall under the same name, each Ole Red venue features unique menu items and specialty cocktails, making each location a different yet exciting experience for guests.

Blake Shelton said, “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. 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 at ICON Orlando 360. “We look forward to providing an additional dining and entertainment option for our visitors and locals alike.”