Grand opening celebration will be held on June 21
WHAT: On June 21, a Music City icon will take center stage at Nashville International Airport® (BNA®). Ole Red will celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Concourse C. The live music entertainment venue and brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s hit song “Ol’ Red” promises travelers plenty of food, fun, and live music at BNA®.
The summer celebration will include a toast with special guests to mark the first Ole Red in a major U.S. airport and live music by country recording artist, singer/songwriter Bailey Callahan.
A spinoff of its flagship on Lower Broadway, the new 5,500-square-foot restaurant and bar will feature live music by emerging country music artists as a centerpiece. Ole Red offers the biggest stage of any restaurant/bar at the airport and concert-quality acoustics.
Shelton-inspired dishes like the Redneck Nachos and Pulled Pork Sandwich are on the menu, plus new specialties, and breakfast items including The Big Ole Breakfast Burrito, the Avo Smashville Toast and The Honeybee.
Fans can also visit The Opry Shop for additional Ole Red merchandise and Music City keepsakes.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony and Toast with special guests including:
- Colin Reed, chairman and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
- Doug Kreulen, president and CEO, Nashville International Airport®
- Bill Casey, COO, Fraport USA Inc.
- Matt Jennings, vice president, Fraport Tennessee Inc.
2:20 p.m. – Photo op
2:30 p.m. – Program concludes
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Bailey Callahan
WHERE: Ole Red at Nashville International Airport – Concourse C, One Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
About Ole Red
Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” Its bar, restaurant and live music venues showcase hand-selected country music talent alongside concert-quality production and a Shelton-inspired menu for a unique experience that is “served all day and night.” You can currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in four locations in the United States: Nashville, Tennessee, where the flagship, multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue is located on famed Lower Broadway; Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Blake’s hometown; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains; Orlando, Florida, which opened in 2020 at Icon Park; and in the Nashville International Airport. The sixth location is set to open in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2023. Ole Red is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division. For additional information about Ole Red, visit us online at OleRed.com.
About Fraport USA®
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage programs at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal B. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information, visit fraport-usa.com. Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at some 30 airports on four continents around the globe. Visit Fraport AG at fraport.com.