NOW OPEN! Ole Red, named after singer Blake Shelton’s hit Ol’ Red, is a new, fun, laid-back restaurant in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains (511 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 37738). It fits right in with that warm Southern vibe of the Smokies, and it brings some major star power with it. You can always count on comfort foods, a relaxed atmosphere, and some good music for a great time. If you’re a big Blake fan, or if you have a Blake fan at home, be sure you pick up some gear to take home. Grab t-shirts, hats, drinkware, posters, and more!
Ole Red Gatlinburg Menu
The Ole Red Gatlinburg menu has an impressive lineup, with fried pickles, deviled eggs, chili, wings, burgers, nachos, fried chicken, salads, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, a twist on classic Southern sides (like their Pimento mac ‘n’ beer cheese and chargrilled okra), and decadent desserts like the Ole Red Velvet Stack Cake, Turtle Funnel Cake, and Lucky Charms™ Banana Pudding!
It wouldn’t be a Blake Shelton restaurant without some good drinks, so you’ll find plenty to wash those dishes down with. Along with sodas, coffee, iced tea, sparkling water, and energy drinks, you can sip beer and “Blake-approved cocktails” like Ole Red Buckshot, Redneck Martini, or The Warden.
The Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg
Ole Red just wouldn’t be a Blake Shelton-approved restaurant without some great live music. Day and night, Ole Red features live music from popular and up-and-coming country artists. You can always check their calendar to see who’s coming up, but below you’ll find April’s lineup if you’re heading to the Smokies soon!
Chad Bearden | Kevin Jaggers | Matt Stillwell
Firewater Junction | Emily Miller | Steven Metz | Kason Layne
Track 145 Band | Shaun Abbott | Monroeville Band | Kelby Costner
Zach Ray | Larry Frick | Anna Vaus | Billy Brown Band
Victoria Gibson | Kameron Marlowe | Billy Brown Band
Firewater Junction | Billy Brown Band | Cole Sitzlar
Sara Collins | The Dugger Band
Thomas Cassell | John D. Neal | Michael Roberts
Stephen Goff | Shaun Abbott | Matt Stillwell | Sunburned Willy
Will Shepard | Chad McWilliams | The Dugger Band | Brett Westgrove
Matthew Hickey | Temper Evans | Anna Vaus | Brett Westgrove
Sam Hatmaker | Johnathon Cochran | Johno Clayton
Firewater Junction | Kameron Marlowe | JD Shelburne
The Reunited | Larry Frick | Matthew Hickey | Brad Hudson
Ole Red in Gatlinburg isn’t the only thing new popping up in the Smokies. Pigeon Forge has its share of excitement too, including the new Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. And because it’s produced by the incomparable Dolly Parton, you know it’ll be good! Her shows and attractions always impress, and because she’s a Smoky Mountains native, each attraction she produces is clearly created with love for the area!
Opening in May 2019, Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge is “Fun, Fest & Adventure™.” During this action-packed dinner adventure, you’ll follow the pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack as they take the Crimson and Sapphire crews into battle – with full-sized pirate ships, a lagoon, and more! From mermaids to birds to your hearty 4-course meal, it’s a night out you won’t soon forget!
Need to Know
• Get there early and check out Pirates Village.
• FREE for kids 2 and under (unless they want their own seat)
• NO strollers
• 1 ticket = admission to Pirates Village, 4-course meal, dinner show
• Vegetarian meals available
• Full accessibility for special needs and hearing impaired
• NO video recording or flash photography
• Tickets are $49.99 + tax for adults and $29.99 for kids
A Hands-On Experience for the Kids
Get really immersed in the pirate culture and take full advantage of the show by arriving early for pirate-themed drinks, snacks, and shopping. Plus, kids can get mermaid and pirate makeovers! Head over to Pirates Village for face painting, costume accessories, and flags! Pirate and mermaid packages are $19.99 + tax, and booking ahead of time is highly suggested (800.433.4401).