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New $40M music, entertainment, dining venue proposed for Murfreesboro

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Posted at 8:00 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 11:49:07-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — City leaders and organizers announced Thursday the plans for a new amphitheater in the Murfreesboro Gateway.

Notes Live, Inc. wants to build a $40 million music, entertainment and dining development that could host touring acts and live music for 4,500 fans. Ideally, the facility will go on an 18-acre parcel located off of Medical Center Parkway and Gateway Boulevard.

New 4,500 seat amphitheater proposed for Murfreesboro

"We are excited to announce another high-quality entertainment venture to our City featuring live music in both indoor and outdoor settings,” said Mayor Shane McFarland. “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."

The proposed project also includes a Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern, an upscale, casual dining restaurant. The full-service restaurant will include a high-quality tasting room, rooftop patio and an integrated large outdoor patio hosting with outdoor fireplaces.

For perspective, the 4,500-seat amphitheater is about double the number of fixed seats of Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville.

Developers believe having that kind of venue in Murfreesboro means the sky's the limit for the musical entertainment they can bring to the city.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be full steam ahead in building our new Murfreesboro campus. 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,” said JW Roth, Notes Live Founder and CEO.

It's slated to be called The Sunset Music Colosseum on the River. It will be built to accommodate large touring acts and feature amenities like 32 firepit suites with stadium-style seating and casual lawn seating.

Neighboring the outdoor amphitheater will be a separate indoor venue called the Boot Barn Hall, which would be able to hold 1,400 people.

Final approval for the project must still pass the Murfreesboro City Council.