Blake Shelton and The Voice Alums Preview Ole Red Las Vegas

(L-R) Blake Shelton, Colton Swon and Zach Swon of The Swon Brothers, and Wendy Moten attend an event celebrating the groundbreaking of the future site of Ole Red Las Vegas at Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 19, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas)

Opry member Blake Shelton joined Ryman Hospitality Properties Thursday (Jan 19) at Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Las Vegas to provide a sneak peek of the upcoming Ole Red Las Vegas location, currently planned for a late 2023 grand opening.

The preview event included a moderated Q&A between The Voice coach and Ryman Hospitality Properties Executive Chairman, Colin Reed, as well as live performances by past contestants from The Voice Wendy Moten and The Swon Brothers. Wendy finished season 21 last year in second place, while the Swon Brothers came in third place on season 4 in 2013.

Ole Red Las Vegas has broken ground in front of Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Las Vegas at the Grand Bazaar Shops, on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. At approximately 27,000 square feet with a planned 686 seats, Ole Red Las Vegas is slated to be the brand’s largest location to date and the first in the western United States.

(Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas)

“If you are going to do something here, you’ve got to do it big,” shared Shelton. “Every time I’m in Vegas, I want some country music and Ole Red is the remedy for that.” 

Additional details of the four-story restaurant revealed at the event include:

  • First & Second Floors: Visitors can dig into scratch-made dishes in a laid-back dining area and experience concert-caliber country music from their seats. When the sun goes down, the space transforms into a full-blown honky-tonk with dance floors and designated VIP areas for a Vegas-style Ole Red experience.
  • Third Floor: Decked out with sophisticated lounge seating, advanced audio and visual technology, and high-end decor, the third floor is a versatile and flexible space, which serves as an overflow area for the restaurant, higher end VIP experiences, and a private event space for groups. Bottle service is available and the third-floor menu includes elevated offerings on top of Ole Red favorites.
  • Rooftop: The rooftop offers a casual but swanky restaurant environment during the day and a luxurious rooftop lounge at night. The space features premium cocktail flights, live music and DJ sets designed for private events and VIP guests. The rooftop menu includes Ole Red classics during the day and shareable items in the evening.

Ole?Red?is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired?by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’?Red. Find?Ole?Red?entertainment venues and products in four cities in the United States:?Nashville, Tennessee,?home to the brand’s?flagship multi-story bar and restaurant and a new location at Nashville International Airport;?Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Blake’s hometown;?Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains;?and?Orlando, Florida’s Icon Park. Ole?Red?is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division.

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