Leaders of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Fraport USA gathered for a special meeting toast with Ole Red Ale to mark the first Ole Red at a major US airport and a fifth location. Singer-songwriter and country artist Bailey Callahan also lit up the stage throughout the day as a featured musical guest.
“On behalf of the Ryman Hospitality Properties team, I want to commend the Nashville Airport Authority and Fraport for crafting an airport experience that showcases the best that Nashville has to offer in such a welcoming environment,” said Pete Weien, SVP & Chief Operating Officer for Opry Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled that Ole Red is now helping BNA passengers get the most out of their experience from the moment they set foot in Nashville until they board their flight home at the end of their journey. stay in Music City.”
A satellite location of its flagship on Lower Broadway, live music is a centerpiece of Ole Red’s new space in Concourse C. It’s home to the largest stage of any restaurant/bar at the airport, seating nearly 200 customers and concert-quality acoustics. The venues feature hand-picked country artists.
“We are extremely proud to have Ole Red as part of our newly redesigned franchise program,” said Doug Kreulen, President and CEO of BNA. “BNA is the first and last impression passengers have of our city, and it’s important for us to have consistency in what we offer to both Music City and BNA. Ole Red is a great example of our city’s culture: country music, great food and southern hospitality. We are delighted to welcome Ole Red to BNA!
With the same menu items, signature drinks and Shelton flavors as other Ole Red locations, the airport offers travelers a unique experience. Chef Jason “Punchy” Stuart has created a new menu for the airport location featuring Ole Red favorites like Redneck Nachos and Austin Brisket Sandwich along with new specialties and, for the first time, dishes for the breakfast items including The Big Ole Breakfast Burrito, the Avo Smashville Toast, and L’Abeille. Fans can visit nearby The Opry Shop for Ole Red merchandise and Music City memorabilia.
“We are delighted to welcome Ole Red’s fifth location to BNA. This Music City icon is what our program is all about – bringing an authentic Nashville and Tennessee experience to the airport,” said Matt Jennings, Fraport Tennessee Vice President, Concessions Program Developer and Manager. “Through Ryman Hospitality, guests can enjoy the flavor and flair of Ole Red’s flagship Lower Broadway right at the airport. It’s been an incredible journey with our partners at Ryman, MNAA and our team. Thank you for providing an exceptional music and dining experience for BNA customers and a great taste of Music City.”