Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Entertainment Venue in Gatlinburg
Blake Shelton chose Gatlinburg for his third Ole Red location. Ole Red Gatlinburg is a $9 million, multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace. It offers a menu featuring a few Nashville classics like Hot Chicken & Waffles as well as BBQ, burgers and additional Southern favorites.
About Ole Red in Gatlinburg
Ole Red Gatlinburg officially opened to the public in March of 2019! This two-story entertainment venue and restaurant features incredible live music and delicious menu options. Ole Red has a little something for everyone. Enjoy a Blake Shelton-approved cocktail or the Blake Shelton restaurant’s famous Champagne of Fried Chicken while you listen to up-and-coming country music starts show off their talent! Before you leave, be sure to check out the Ole Red shop, where you can find Ole Red T-shirts, drinkware, hats, and more.
For more information about Ole Red Gatlinburg, visit the Ole Red website.
Ole Red Entertainment Venue
Ole Red offers an incredible two-story entertainment venue inside with a stage for live bands to perform as well as a dance floor. Many visitors have wanted a nighttime venue such as this for years and Ole Red is set to deliver. Their press release stated, “The venue will be equipped with state-of-the-art performance equipment including concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with LED screens throughout the space. Programming will include curated concert line-ups, showcases for up-and-coming talent and more to be announced as the venue nears completion.”
Blake Shelton Restaurant in Gatlinburg
The restaurant portion of Ole Red in Gatlinburg is a big hit among guests of all ages. Adults love trying the Champagne of Chicken paired with a beer or Blake-approved cocktail, and kids love the items on the menu that are just for them. Some of the most popular items on the Ole Red Gatlinburg menu are the Redneck Nachos, the Clingmans Dome Burger and the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit. While you dine, you’ll love listening to the live music that is constantly playing!
Ole Red Gatlinburg Location
Ole Red Gatlinburg is where the Riverbend Mall was located, which is directly in front of the brand new Margaritaville Resort. It underwent a $9 million renovation as they transformed the building into Ole Red.
Ole Red Gatlinburg
Ole Red Gatlinburg Opening Date
Ole Red Gatlinburg opened March 11 through March 17 with a week-long grand opening event.
What do you think?
What do you think about Blake Shelton opening an exciting new music & entertainment venue in downtown Gatlinburg? Do you plan to visit Ole Red? Let us know in the comments below!
Pam MooreMarch 23, 2018 at 6:56 am
Omg. This is what Gatlinburg needs. We come at least 4 or 5 times a year and I have always wanted a place to dance. I am so excited about this and it is a great addition to Gatlinburg!
Curtis StricklandJanuary 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm
Yes we will be there in June can’t wait.We seen it under construction when were up there late time& wonder what it was going to be. Curtis&Wanda
Bobby smithMarch 23, 2018 at 7:10 am
Oh yes we will be there. !!
Kathie ByersMarch 23, 2018 at 7:32 am
Gatlinburg needs this type of venue, can’t wait to see what kind of entertainment it will bring in….love Blake! Hope he will be there with others of his caliber.
JUDY VADNAISMarch 23, 2018 at 8:11 am
AWESOME! Gatlinburg has been waiting for this! So happy to tell everyone about this amazing new place!!!
Sarah BrilesMarch 23, 2018 at 8:32 am
Sounds exciting! Can’t wait to see the venue line-up for live entertainment. Hopefully, Blake will make an appearance every now and then too, which would be fabulous. I come 5-6 times a year from NC, so this will be a must visit location during each of my trips.
DebbieMarch 23, 2018 at 8:58 am
I love Gatlinburg, but it is getting a bit expensive! The new Ankesster(?) is a waste of good money. Twin Island, the hotel they took down for Margaretville was a favorite place for us to stay. Now, several local small businesses will be forced closed to build this. Yes I agree, a dance hall will be a good thing for the younger crowd, but again, I imagine the prices will be steep. We have started to stay in Pigeon Forge with cheaper prices and just taking trolley over to Gatlinburg and then walk up and down main street, maybe go to Ober Gatlinburg (if we have grandkids) and then go back to PF. More family places. Only negative about PF is it the traffic!!! And really not walkable like Gatlinburg. Will I stop coming—Good Lord NO!!! Gatlinburg is my Happy Place!!
MarleneMay 8, 2018 at 8:41 am
Yes I love Gatlinburg, I have been going there for the past 40 years and twice a year when my husband was alive. Now I still go but its with my kids and grandkids and we use to stay at Twin Island hotel and I loved it hated to see it go. I think Margaretville will a little more on the higher price so won’t be able to go. Its also my Happy Place !!!!
Teresa BryantOctober 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm
I agree with your comment but like you, I will always be back to Gatlinburg like I have for the past 30 years!
TammyMarch 23, 2018 at 9:03 am
Awesome, I absolutely Love Blake . I think this will bring a lot more fun to Gatlinburg. Good luck Blake, hoping to see you there one day soon
BettyMarch 23, 2018 at 9:15 am
I think this is fantastic!!
ShariMarch 23, 2018 at 9:34 am
Great News for the Smokey Mountains!! My family visits a couple of times a year, and will be looking forward to updates!
StaceyMarch 23, 2018 at 10:15 am
Oh boy I can’t wait my girlfriend and I visit twice a year. Can’t wait for the new fun to begin!! Look forward to a fun filled night.
CHARLOTTE JERGERMarch 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm
Im ok with it. Except where it is been built. Lots and lots of traffic there, alot of walking people. Cant hardly drive thru as it is now….be better be built in the woods. Yes, I will go there!?
Randy SloneMarch 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm
Probably good but just hope they have something besides country music all the time. everyone don’t like country.
Gussie EnglandMarch 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm
This is so exciting! This is exactly what Gatlinburg needs. I go 2-3 times every year and absolutely love it there! I go back and forth between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but always stay in Gatlinburg. It’s a place where I can go with either friends or family and equally have fun with either. So happy!!!
JanetMarch 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm
YES!!! Josh Sullivan from Knoxville has three AWESOME up and coming artists that I hope to see on stage here???
Gail LilesMarch 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm
sounds great need something new to do Visit PF every year and drive to Gatlinburg if I want to do something there But what about traffic It is already a nightmare trying to get through Gatlinburg and where is everybody going to park It is very hard to get a parking space in town Why couldn’t it have been in OF instead where there is wide open spaces and more room to park
SherrieMarch 24, 2018 at 2:17 am
Fantastic idea. This kind of venue will draw more people to stay in Gatlinburg and be able to walk to their destination. I can hardly wait to check it out. Blake Shelton will be perfect.?
JohnMarch 25, 2018 at 9:41 am
There is a parking lot and a parking garage right across the street from where this will be.
BobbieMarch 23, 2018 at 11:07 pm
Go to Gatlinburg every year,and certainly i will visit Ole Red,”Good luck”Blake hope to see ya there,from the ❤ of East Texas!
SueMarch 23, 2018 at 11:34 pm
While I do like Blake Shelton I am hoping that Gatlinburg won’t lose too many of its small shops to accommodate his new venue. One of the quaint things about Gatlinburg is being able to walk the Main Street and visit the many shops and restaurants and enjoy the beautiful lights. Certainly hope the arrival of too many big name establishments doesn’t take away from that.
CeaigMarch 29, 2018 at 6:06 am
Riverbend Mall dont get a whole lot of traffic. There’s just a few shops left in there. Plus hopefully this will bring some business to this end of town. The old Ruby Tuesday building and the one next to it, was an Applebees I think last, will hopefully get some new tenants.
MicheleJune 14, 2018 at 11:53 am
The mail didn’t get a lot of traffic, but because of all the big business coming to Gatlinburg, more small shops are having to close up. My shop is one of them. Gatlinburg isn’t what it was. Please don’t turn it into Big Business. The fire already hurt too many people. Think of the mama and papa shops. That is what Gatlinburg was about. =(
Shirley N BennieMarch 25, 2018 at 1:41 am
You bet we will be there as soon as it is open.
Gatlinburg, my happy place!March 25, 2018 at 7:22 am
This sounds great! This is in the hills of Tennessee, so very appropriate! Sounds like fun! Just like Margarettaville, we all know Sheldon and Buffett won’t be there, right? LOL We do love our celebrities!
Aughty ProfittMarch 25, 2018 at 7:38 am
Go to Gatlinburg a few times a year love that place and always live to try a new place.
JohnMarch 25, 2018 at 9:40 am
We visit Gatlinburg every year and we always say that we wish there was a place with good live country music. It looks like this will finally be the case. We are visiting this year in July, I wish it would be there this year.
SheliaMarch 25, 2018 at 11:07 am
Nancy A.March 25, 2018 at 11:45 am
We live in Sevierville, TN. This is a wonderful addition to our community. Will definitely visit. Love Blake Shelton. Wish him well. Also love Gwen Stefani.
Mildred FeltsMarch 25, 2018 at 12:50 pm
THIS SOUNDS WONDERFUL.
YES I PLAN TO VISIT.
debra gilardiMarch 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm
what will be the price to go there thank you we are budget family
JackieMarch 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm
yes yes yes
Bruce SelfMarch 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm
All I can say is…………. FINALLY!
Kim BanksMarch 25, 2018 at 4:36 pm
Is this place going to be family friendly?
Scott KennieMarch 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm
We were just in downtown Nashville and saw where an Ole Red was now hiring there too! I just want to thank Blake Shelton for creating some good jobs as well as making for somewhere to have fun as well! I’ll be the first to spin my chair around and try to get him on my team!!!
Ed BitnerMarch 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm
Just what Gatlinburg needs. ANOTHER BAR! Seems like they have enough alcohol in that town. It is no longer a family destination. We’ve started hanging in Pigeon Forge where there are much better shows and fewer drunks to walk out in front of cars. Gatlinburg is getting to be the nations DRUNK TANK and I feel it’s time to stop going there.
Susan cobbMarch 26, 2018 at 12:08 am
Yes I love the idea too! Can’t wait to go I do hope to run into Blake there some day he’s my favorite on the voice and wouldn’t it be something to see Gwen too ! OMG that would be so awesome I hope the food is good too so it will stay around some other country starts tried this too didn’t go over hope this does really fingers crossed Blake good to you and gatlinburg my husdand and I come there a lot can’t wait till this is done❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️?????????
Deb DodsonMarch 26, 2018 at 9:57 pm
Usually in April. Will definitely come to check it out. Can’t wait!!! I, too, Hope Blake will be there now & then, especially when I’m there to visit!!!
M.GreenApril 2, 2018 at 9:45 am
debraApril 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm
how much is this going to be to get in a lot of people are on a budget that’s why they come here to have fun and and be able save money
Karen WellsOctober 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm
From one Okie to another, I love Gatlinburg!!
PamNovember 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Love Gatlinburg… Love Blake Shelton…. would love to be there for their grand opening!…. we are from Michigan and for 7 days every year! I’ve been going almost every year for 50 + years… and I’m 58….❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Daniel HumphreyDecember 20, 2018 at 9:23 am
I could see this coming where he will get a chance to create a house band to accompany all the ex Voice contestants at very low price. Great entertainment at a very low overhead. Still he would have some headliners come in to keep the interest up.
Curtis StricklandJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:19 pm
Curtis We will be up in June hope it will be open by then.
Wanda LiffordFebruary 14, 2019 at 8:19 am
This is AWESOME news! I look for any excuse to travel to Gatlinburg, so this has just added to my list. I visited “Ole Red” in Nashville this past November with two of my sisters and three of my nieces…….we had a blast! Anyone who loves country music, good food and great service will be in for a treat! For those who are skeptical about Blake Shelton ever visiting his restaurants, I follow Nashville news – YES he does visit!!
Mary LouFebruary 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm
Wlll be there in November and we will definitely check it out!