Country superstar and Opry member Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties announced plans for a new Ole Red location in the Nashville International Airport, expected to open in the first half of 2022. Ole Red is a live music entertainment venue and brand inspired by Shelton’s hit song “Ol’ Red.”
The planned 5,500-square-foot Ole Red BNA will join a host of new dining and shopping options at the Nashville International Airport, which is undergoing a $1.4 billion expansion plan designed to accommodate more than 23 million passengers by 2023. The planned $4.5 million project is scheduled for the C Terminal and will be the largest single operation at BNA with 190 seats, concert-quality acoustics and the largest stage in the airport. The company plans to offer daily live music to travelers alongside Ole Red menu favorites and location-specific specialties, including breakfast items. The company has also reached an agreement to operate a Grand Ole Opry-themed retail shop, which will sell products from across the company’s entertainment brands, including Ole Red. Ole Red BNA will join four existing locations in Orlando, Florida; Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.