Blake Shelton Says He’s Opening Ole Red Las Vegas To Give Country Fans A Place To Chill Out

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I’m not gonna lie… Blake Shelton is making sense.

I’ve never been to Las Vegas, I’ve never even really wanted to go to Las Vegas…

Waiting in line for hours to get into clubs that I can’t stand, to hear music I don’t want to hear, to pay $27 dollars for Bud Light isn’t exactly my jam.

And sure, there’s a ton of other stuff to do there too, but I’d imagine I’d spend most of time gambling and drinking, lose a bunch of money, and go home broke with a nasty hangover. It’s just not for me…

Blake Shelton recently announced that he’ll be opening his 5th Ole Red location in Las Vegas, and I have to say, I like the reasoning. He explained the move in a recent interview with People Magazine:

“I’ve been going to Las Vegas for 20 years now, and the one thing that I’ve noticed, and people talk about, is there’s not enough country music venues.

There’s especially nothing right down in the midst of the strip and in the center of everything.”

And he’s not expecting people to go to Las Vegas looking for country music, but if you’re there for a five days, and you go pretty hard on three or four of them, maybe you’d want to chill with some country music one night.

Once again, it’s not a bad approach:

“I don’t think that people are going to be dying to get in there just to hear some country music, especially when you come to Vegas. You want to see all kinds of things, but at some point, I think it can be a little overwhelming and tiring.

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.”

And don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’ll ever set foot in the upcoming Ole Red Las Vegas, but I totally understand the logic. I’ve been to cities like Miami and Los Angeles and much like Vegas, not a whole lot of country music going on there, especially in the hot spots.

Every once in a while, it’s nice to just kick back with a cold beer and hear a country song.

Featuring a 4,500 square-foot rooftop, Ole Red’s Las Vegas Strip location will be there biggest one to date, with approximately 27,000 square feet and a planned 686 seats.

The spot will be located in front of Caesars Entertainment’s Bally’s Las Vegas at the Grand Bazaar Shops on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

Ole Red Las Vegas joins the other locations in Orlando, Florida; Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and there’s a much smaller spot coming to the Nashville airport next year as well.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock