Murfreesboro Mayor Announces $40 Million Amphitheater Partnership with Notes Live, Inc.

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and JW Roth, chairman of Notes Live, INC, recently unveiled plans to open a 4,500-seat state of the art open-air amphitheater in the Murfreesboro Gateway called The Sunset Music Colosseum on the River.

Colorado Springs-based Notes Live is a rapidly growing live-entertainment company that projects by the end of 2023, will be operating a half dozen large and mid-sized premium music venues across the west and south.

The proposed $40 million music, entertainment and dining project also includes a Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern, an upscale, casual dining restaurant, while an adjoining Boot Barn Hall will hold up to 1,400 people indoors, according to a press release by the city of Murfreesboro.

“We are excited to announce another high-quality entertainment venture to our City featuring live music in both indoor and outdoor settings,” McFarland said in a statement. “Providing final agreements are approved by Council, the amphitheater will be a public-private partnership adding a significant amenity to the area and elevating Murfreesboro in the Nashville music scene. As mayor, I am delighted, along with the City Council, to welcome Notes Live to Murfreesboro in making this substantial investment and we look forward to Notes Live contributing to the community in many ways.”

In total, the venues are expected to hire 200 full and part-time employees featuring weekly concerts, according to the press release. Additionally, Notes Live expects to see approximately 800,000 patrons per year across Bourbon Brothers, Boot Barn Hall and the Sunset on the River.

Notes Live, Inc. and city officials have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding and will continue to negotiate binding development agreements that will be brought for Murfreesboro City Council approval, the press release notes.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be full steam ahead in building our new Murfreesboro campus,” Roth said in a statement. “We love Murfreesboro and plan to build one of the most luxurious music campuses in the country. We expect our live streaming and content strategy to make ‘Live from Murfreesboro’ a household name in every living room in America.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Shane McFarland” by Mayor McFarland. Background Photo “Sunset Music Colosseum” by Notes Live.


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2 Thoughts to “Murfreesboro Mayor Announces $40 Million Amphitheater Partnership with Notes Live, Inc.”

  1. Jay

    They never disclose taxpayer contributions. And where will the workers come from?

  2. 83ragtop50

    I wonder how much this is going to cost the taxpayers for the construction and the never-ending maintenance.