Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. and Blake Shelton to bring best of Southern food, hospitality and live music to ICON Park

Ole Red Orlando announces its plan to open at ICON Park on International Drive on June 19th. Blake Shelton made the announcement Monday morning (June 8th) on social media.

“My birthday is June 18, but Ole Red Orlando is opening June 19, that’s way more important,” Shelton says in the video.

The 17,289-square-foot venue includes two levels with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience, as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue features a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens.

Programming will include curated concert lineups, showcases for up-and-coming talent and live music throughout the week.

A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature Ole Red signature items, specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine and Orlando-only specialties.

With its scheduled open date of April 14th delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ole Red Orlando will open with strict adherence to CDC and local health department safety guidelines. The venue will operate with physical distancing by positioning tables at least six feet apart. Every guest in the restaurant will have a seat at a table, and only groups of six or less will be seated together. There will be no standing in the restaurant, and dance floors will be closed to ensure physical distancing. Food and drink menus, plates, silverware and condiments will be single-use and disposable.

Staff will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and receive temperature checks before shifts. Cleaning protocols and precautions have been elevated above the recommended requirements with proactive sanitary and disinfectant measures. The bathrooms have been renovated with hands-free soap, paper towels and faucets. Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building will be available for guests to use as needed.

Positions are still available, and candidates are encouraged to apply online and pre-schedule an interview to meet with a hiring manager.