How Blake Shelton’s new I-Drive restaurant doubles as a world stage

How Blake Shelton’s new I-Drive restaurant doubles as a world stage
The $15 million, two-story southern food eatery, which opened June 19 at I-Drive's Icon Park complex, is inspired by country music star Blake Shelton's "Ol' Red" song. (WFTV Graphics Dept.)

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Good news, country music fans — the live entertainment now being served at the new Ole Red Orlando restaurant and music hall on International Drive will be showcased across the world.

The $15 million, two-story southern food eatery, which opened June 19 at I-Drive's Icon Park complex, is inspired by country music star Blake Shelton's "Ol' Red" song.

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The 500-seat, 17,289-square-foot restaurant also doubles as a concert hall with state-of-the-art acoustics. And it’s that musical element that will make the new venue something to behold for Orlando locals and travelers — as well as a global audience.

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