What's Next For NOTES LIVE Amphitheater?

Jul 09, 2022 at 05:04 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) What will developers do now that there were not enough Murfreesboro City Council votes to approve the project? Mayor McFarland will be on WGNS this coming Wednesday morning to address this topic? 

Voted AGAINST Project

  • Councilmember Shawn Wright
  • Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris
  • Retiring Councilmember Rick LaLance

Voted FOR Project

  • Mayor Shane McFarland
  • Councilmember Kirt Wade
  • Councilmember Bill Shacklett


  • Retiring Councilmember Ronnie Martin who indicated that the project would be run by future elected invidulals after he leaves office in August.

Councilman Shawn Wright was one of the ney votes. His concern was noise and traffic, since the complex would be diagonally across from the hospital. He is specifically worried that heavy traffic during concerts would create issues for emergency vehicles going to Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.


Wright noted that 154-acres of city land that is proposed for a park, school and firehall on Franklin Road near Veterans Parkway might be a better fit

This past May, Notes Live's Chairman and Founder J. W. Roth made the public announcement in the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall. He described the 18+ acre $40-million development that includes a 4,500 seat amphitheater, restaurant, 32 fire pits and more. During that event, Roth presented guitars to Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarlin and Ciy Manager Craig Tindall. 

What will be the future for the massive SUNSET MUSIC COLOSSEUM ON THE RIVER? 

Tune to WGNS this Wednesday (7/13/2022) morning (8:10-9:00AM Central) and talk with the mayor.  (program accepts phone calls and texts at 615-893-1450)

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