Blake Shelton / Luke Bryan

Ryman Hospitality Properties Celebrates Doghouse Opening with Performances by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton

Photo Credit: Erika Goldring

Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton celebrated the grand opening of The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, a music hall and events venue expansion to the Shelton-inspired bar and restaurant located in downtown Tishomingo, with special performances by country music mega-stars Luke Bryan on Thursday, May 23 and Shelton on Friday, May 24. 

Festivities kicked off Thursday evening with Shelton welcoming Bryan to officially christen the new venue. He delivered a 90+ minute set that included a breadth of songs from his extensive catalog of hits with Bryan noting to the packed crowd, “this is the one time it is good to be in the ‘Doghouse.’ He delivered a spirited performance that included current single “Knockin’ Boots” as well as fan favorites “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Strip It Down” and many more. 

Big Al Mack from Oklahoma radio station 106.1 KISS FM served as Friday’s host. Prior to Shelton’s performance, Big Al invited JD Strong, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Richard Hatcher, President of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation and Jean Kates, Treasurer Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation to the stage. Shelton presented the group with a check for $144,500 benefitting the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation where he is a board member. Big Al also surprised Shelton with an additional $1,000 donation to the foundation. The funds were raised by tickets sales to Thursday and Friday’s performances and will support conservation enhancement projects in Oklahoma a cause important to Shelton and Bryan, both avid outdoorsman.

An enthusiastic Strong shared with Oklahoma’s NBC affiliate KTEN last week, “Not only is it awesome that Blake Shelton has decided to be a founding member of this foundation but to donate the proceeds from these concerts for the grand opening of the Doghouse is just icing on the cake.”

“I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I like to hunt and fish, but even if you don’t hunt or fish, the outdoors I swear… in Oklahoma…it’s heaven,” shared Shelton. “And the money we raised at the Doghouse grand opening will help make sure everyone can enjoy it.” 

Following Friday’s check presentation, the festivities continued with hometown hero Shelton taking the stage to perform some of his biggest hits including “Austin,” “Honey Bee” and “Boys Round Here.” Over the course of the rowdy and energetic 2+ hour set, Shelton was also joined on stage by Andrew Sevener, season 16 contestant from NBC’s “The Voice” and Team Blake member.

Grand opening celebrations for The Doghouse continue with a weekend of unforgettable entertainment. 

  • NBC’s “The Voice” Contestant Red Marlow– Saturday, May 25 
  • Local Oklahoma Favorite Jackson Tillman – Sunday, May 26 (Tickets available at the door)

The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo’s weekly programming will include “Thursday Night Jams,” “Live in Concert” on Friday nights, the “Shindig,” weekly dance party on Saturday nights, and more to be announced throughout the year. The space will also be available for private events beginning in June. For venue hours, private event information, programming and upcoming special events, visit

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