Blake Shelton On His New Ole Red in Las Vegas: ‘This Is a Giant’

Even Blake Shelton can’t believe how big his new Ole Red, located in Las Vegas, is going to be. The Grand Ole Opry member already has five other Ole Red locations, including two in Nashville, plus Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; and in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

Still, although he is by now accustomed to the process of opening Ole Red, Shelton says the one in Las Vegas is unlike any of the other ones.

“I’ve seen this phase of the process enough times to know that I can picture it now and there’s similarities to all the Ole Reds, and there’s some similarities to… Nashville with the balcony that looks down on the stage and the bar placement and all that stuff,” Shelton tells People.

“But it’s also just so much bigger,” he adds. “I mean, this is a giant, and so I don’t know that I would say I’m emotional, but it is overwhelming, and it’s hard for me to take it all in right now and just accept that this is really happening and we’re almost to the finish line.”

Giant, indeed. The new Ole Red in Las Vegas, is 27,000 square feet, with four stories, and a 4500 square-foot rooftop bar, overlooking the Las Vegas skyline, and directly across from the Bellagio fountains.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this spot and what we have to offer people coming to Las Vegas looking for entertainment versus really anywhere else,” he says.

Although his ranch is in Oklahoma, Shelton hints that he will make regular appearances at the Ole Red in Sin City, and will also be the first to perform there when it finally opens.

“I don’t want anybody singing on this stage before I do. I want to break it in … I’m in L.A. still a lot and this is awful close to not be stopping in a lot, so I’m sure you’ll see me here quite a bit,” Shelton hints. “Everybody looks for an excuse to be in Las Vegas. There’s not a better reason than if you own a bar here, and they can’t kick me out of my own bar.”

Shelton was in Las Vegas earlier this year when they broke ground on the new location.

“If you are going to do something here, you’ve got to do it big,” Shelton said at the time. “Every time I’m in Vegas, I want some country music and Ole Red is the remedy for that.”

Ole Red Las Vegas is slated to be opened in early 2024. He will also embark on his 2024 Back To The Honky Tonk Tour in February, with Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts serving as his opening act. Find all of Shelton’s music and tour dates at