Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas Teases January Grand Opening
The upcoming establishment in Sin City will be the sixth and largest Ole Red across the nation.
Blake Shelton; Photo by Matt Jylha
In just a few short weeks, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red will officially open on the Las Vegas strip. The Sin City location will mark the sixth and biggest Ole Red in the country.
Ahead of the much-anticipated grand opening, Shelton, 47, spoke with People about the launch of an Ole Red in Las Vegas and what fans can expect from the establishment.
Ole Red Las Vegas Will Be The Largest Ole Red Yet
Ole Red Las Vegas will boast a whopping 27,000 square feet amid four stories, including a 4,500 square foot rooftop bar. This will allow patrons to see a clear view of the Las Vegas skyline and infamous city lights.
Where Is Ole Red Las Vegas?
Ole Red Las Vegas will be located at 3267 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
“We’re in the thick of things down here, dead center,” Shelton told People of Ole Red’s newest location, which lies across from the renowned Bellagio fountains. “I couldn’t be more excited about this spot and what we have to offer people coming to Las Vegas looking for entertainment versus really anywhere else.”
How Many Ole Red Locations Are There?
Shelton is no stranger to opening Ole Red locations. The bar, food, and entertainment venue has five other locations, including two in Nashville (one on Broadway and one at the airport), one in Orlando, Florida, another in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and one in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. However, this spot is on an entirely different scale.
“I’ve seen this phase of the process enough times to know that I can picture it now and there’s similarities to all the Ole Reds, and there’s some similarities to… Nashville with the balcony that looks down on the stage and the bar placement and all that stuff,” the country superstar explained.
“But it’s also just so much bigger,” he pointed out. “I mean, this is a giant, and so I don’t know that I would say I’m emotional, but it is overwhelming and it’s hard for me to take it all in right now and just accept that this is really happening and we’re almost to the finish line.”
When Is Ole Red Las Vegas Opening?
While a specific opening date has yet to be announced, Ole Red Las Vegas is officially set to open its doors this month, according to the official Ole Red Instagram.
One of the latest posts on the Ole Red Instagram reads, “We know you’re itchin’ to have a little fun, Las Vegas! Ole Red is comin’ January 2024! 🐾 🎲 Just in time to start the new year off on the right foot… or should we say, paw? 😉”
One thing’s for sure: Shelton hopes to perform in honor of the grand opening.
“I don’t want anybody singing on this stage before I do. I want to break it in,” he told the publication.
But don’t expect that to be the only time Blake Shelton performs at Ole Red in Las Vegas. The “God’s Country” singer often pops up at Ole Red locations around the country. Sometimes, he also dials in on the big red phone to say hello to customers via video chat.
The only official event listed on the Ole Red Las Vegas website is set for February 11. The venue will host “The Big-Ass Game On A Big-Ass Screen” in honor of Super Bowl LVII.
Following the January 2024 opening of Ole Red Las Vegas, Shelton will launch his Back to the Honky Tonk Tour with special guests Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts. The trek is set to kick off on February 22 in Hershey, PA, and runs through March 29 in Wichita, KS.
Shelton said he’s “looking forward to hitting the road again” following the first leg of the tour, which ran February 16 through March 25, 2023.
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