Blake Shelton-inspired bar, restaurant and music venue Ole Red brings 200 jobs to Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg, Tenn. – Ole Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this year. With a planned spring 2019 grand opening, the team at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. is preparing to open the doors of the bar, restaurant and music venue by filling the property with knowledgeable and professional staff. The company will hold daily job fairs Jan. 14 -21, on site at Ole Red, located at 511 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738.
Organizers are hiring both full-time and part-time positions with an extensive list of benefits that includes paid parking for employees during their shifts, health insurance offerings and eligibility to participate in the company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan.
Ole Red is hiring for a full range of restaurant, bar and retail positions, including server, host/hostess, bartender, prep cook and security. Visit olered.com/jobs for a complete list of positions and to apply for open positions. All candidates are encouraged to apply in advance of the job fair.
Ole Red Gatlinburg is a multi-level, 13,500 square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace. The venue will seat 325 and be open daily, year-round.
The Gatlinburg location of Ole Red follows the opening of Shelton’s original location in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma (2017) and a second on historic Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee (2018). Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. and Shelton are set to bring Ole Red to Orlando, Florida’s ICON Orlando 360 in 2020.
About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. The Company is a joint venture owner of the 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which is also managed by Marriott International, Inc. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com.
About Ole Red
Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” You can currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in two locations in the United States, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, the very first location in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The Company has announced additional locations in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (2019) and Orlando, Florida (2020). 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 Blake Shelton
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. In November he released his album Texoma Shore, which became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. With 25 #1 singles to his credit, Shelton’s Texoma Shore has yielded the hit songs “I’ll Name The Dogs,” “I Lived It” as well as his current single, “Turnin’ Me On.” In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and the Top Country Artist title at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show “The Voice“, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, Shelton has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name. The first location in his Oklahoma hometown Tishomingo opened its doors in September 2017,while the space on Nashville’s lower Broadway hosted a week-long grand opening in June of 2018. Locations in Gatlinburg, TN and Orlando, FL are due to follow.
For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.
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