Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. have partnered to open a $20 million entertainment complex called Ole Red Nashville on Music City’s Lower Broadway in 2018.
Shelton, Ryman Hospitality Properties chairman and CEO Colin Reed, WSM-AM/Nashville’s Bill Cody and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry were on hand for Thursday morning’s (Jan. 5) announcement at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Located two blocks away from the Ryman at 300 Broadway, the 26,000-square-foot space will include a two-story bar, restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and VIP booths for small groups, plus a private event space and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop area featuring an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant.
Shelton and Ryman Hospitality have partnered with Tuck-Hinton Architects and Nashville’s Anderson Design Studio for the project. Currently, the space is the Broadway National Bank building, which is more than a century old, and the home of the Opry Originals retail store.
In May 2016, it was revealed that Shelton purchased the former home of Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol Boutique in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. That property will be the new home of Ole Red Tishomingo opening in late 2017.
“Ol’ Red,” one of Shelton’s signature songs, peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s country airplay chart in 2002.