See Inside Blake Shelton’s Newly-Opened Ole Red Las Vegas

The new location is a 27,000-square-foot establishment that seats 686 people with four stories including a 4,500 square-foot rooftop bar.

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Posted on January 16, 2024

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Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo Courtesy of Facebook

Blake Shelton‘s Ole Red officially has a new location, opening its doors in Las Vegas on Monday, January 15. The new venue is just off the Las Vegas Strip in front of Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Las Vegas at the Grand Bazaar Shops in Sin City. Ole Red Vegas, which is operated by Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, is located 3267 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Photos Of Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas

Videos and photos of the new location show it to be visually similar to its fellow venues, with a large main stage on the first floor that’s visible throughout the ground floor as well as from balconies on multiple floors above it. There’s also a large screen behind the stage as well as an upside-down tractor hanging on the ceiling, and each floor has a large number of tables for guests to sit and enjoy food, drinks and live music.

Of course, there are also plenty of Shelton references and Ole Red branding, including a play on the famous “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas” sign that reads “Welcome to fabulous Ole Red Las Vegas.”

27,000 Square Feet Establishment, Marking Shelton’s Biggest Ole Red Yet

The new location is a 27,000-square-foot establishment that seats 686 people with four stories including a 4,500 square-foot rooftop bar that looks out over the skyline of the Las Vegas Strip. Ole Red Las Vegas was a $30 million development that, like its sister properties, will feature daily live music as its cornerstone.

Blake Shelton's Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas
Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas

Shelton first announced that Ole Red would be expanding to Las Vegas in 2021, and told PEOPLE that he wanted to open the space because he felt there weren’t enough country music venues in the city, “especially nothing right down in the midst of the strip and in the center of everything.”

He also shared his hope that the new Ole Red can serve as a place for visitors to relax a little bit amid the bright lights of Vegas. “You want to see all kinds of things, but at some point, I think it can be a little overwhelming and tiring,” he said. “Maybe you just want to have one of your nights in Vegas to just chill out, have a drink and listen to some country music? To have it there, so accessible and right there in the middle of everything, it’s just going to be perfect.”

Blake Shelton's Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas
Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas

Shelton Has Several Other Ole Red Locations Throughout The United States

In November 2023, the country star gave PEOPLE a tour of the under-construction venue, sharing that he “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.”

Along with the Vegas location, Shelton has five other Ole Reds across the country including venues in Nashville, the Nashville airport, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Orlando, Florida and Tishomingo, Oklahoma. While they’re all successful, the former The Voice coach noted that the Las Vegas location feels different to him simply because of its sheer size.

Blake Shelton's Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas
Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Las Vegas; Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Ole Red Las Vegas

“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 are some similarities to… Nashville, with the balcony that looks down on the stage and the bar placement and all that stuff,” he explained.

“But it’s also just so much bigger. 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.”

Gives Shelton A New Reason To Visit Las Vegas More Often

The 47-year-old Oklahoma native also loves that the new Ole Red will give him a reason to be in Las Vegas more often. “I’m in L.A. still a lot and this is awful close to not be stopping in a lot, so I’m sure you’ll see me here quite a bit,” he said. “Everybody looks for an excuse to be in Las Vegas. There’s not a better reason than if you own a bar here, and they can’t kick me out of my own bar.”

Blake Shelton; Photo by Katherine Bomboy/NBC
Blake Shelton; Photo by Katherine Bomboy/NBC

For more information on Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Vegas, visit the official website HERE. To see a full menu of the food offered at the location, click HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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