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Blake Shelton's Ole Red

Inside Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Experience

Raising the BAR on Live Music!

By Chris Murphy / Photos courtesy of Ole Red

Nestled amidst the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg’s honky-tonk hero: Blake Shelton’s Ole Red. Inspired by the country singer’s rowdy anthem of the same name, this bar and restaurant isn’t just a place to eat and drink, it’s a full-blown country music experience.

Step inside and you’re greeted by a rustic-chic atmosphere, a tribute to Shelton’s Oklahoma roots. Walls adorned with guitars and photos tell tales of musical legends, while the bar beckons for boot-stompin’ and good times. The menu is magic – think good old Southern comfort food such as brisket chili mac, country fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, juicy burgers, and much more.

©Ole Red Gatlinburg

The real heart of Ole Red beats on its stage. Local and rising stars take turns belting out country tunes, from classic ballads to catchy contemporary hits. You might even catch a surprise appearance from Shelton himself, who’s known to frequent his namesake establishments.

Beyond the music, Ole Red offers a taste of Shelton’s fun-loving persona. “Buy a drink, keep the glass” for certain signature cocktails like the “She Shed” or the “Dirty Tractor”. Browse the “General Store” for Ole Red merchandise, from t-shirts and hats to hot sauces and grills.

Ole Red isn’t just for die-hard country fans. It’s a place for anyone who appreciates good food, good music, and good vibes. It’s a celebration of life, laughter, and the simple pleasures of gathering with friends and family. So next time you’re in Gatlinburg, head to Ole Red. You might just find your new “honey hole” – a place where the music’s hot, the drinks are cold, and the memories are made to last a lifetime.


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