The Sunset named to Billboard's Venues to Watch list

September 19, 2022

The Sunset Amphitheater in Colorado Springs, CO and the Sunset on the Stones River in Murfreesboro, TN were both named to Billboard 29 New and Renovated Venues to Watch in 2022.

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December 2, 2022

The Murfreesboro Pulse chats with VENU CEO JW Roth about what is coming to Middle Tennessee.

VENU CEO jw roth named 2022 VENUES NOW ALL-STARS

October 3, 2022

The 2022 VenuesNow All-Star class celebrates those who have made their mark in the live sports and entertainment business.

VENU featured on

September 12, 2022

VENU CEO JW Roth joins John Iaccheri of to talk about the VENU campus coming to Murfreesboro, TN. The campus will feature a 4,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, indoor music venue, and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern.

Murfreesboro City Council approves $40 million amphitheater project

August 11, 2022

The Murfreesboro, TN City Council voted Wednesday to approve a finalized development agreement with VENU for a new live entertainment campus.

VENU featured in the wall street journal

July 24, 2022

First Came the Urban Transplants. Now Come the Concerts. Amphitheaters and music clubs are popping up across the U.S., making it easier for fans to see acts near home.

VENU discusses Murfreesboro venture in radio interview

June 28, 2022

VENU CEO & Founder JW Roth talks with Chip Walters of WGNS Radio on the multi-million dollar entertainment venue in Murfreesboro, TN.

Colorado Springs company behind planned amphitheater announces next move

June 13, 2022

VENU, the entertainment company founded by Colorado Springs businessman J.W. Roth that's proposed an 8,000-seat outdoor amphitheater on the city's north side, aims to become a publicly traded company this year as part of a long-term growth strategy that includes multiple new venues.

Springs positioned for a-list acts

July 22, 2022

The Colorado Springs Business Journal explains how Colorado Springs is becoming a destination for live music, featuring the Sunset Amphitheater as a draw for A-list artists.

Nashville-Adjacent $40 Million Amphitheater Planned for 2023

May 20, 2022

For music fans in Music City, it’s a weekend of sad and possibly promising news. Developers have announced a plan to build a $40 million amphitheater and adjacent entertainment complex in Murfreesboro, a city within easy driving range of Nashville.

Developer of $40M Sunset amphitheater aims to pull Colorado Springs out of its entertainment desert

April 7, 2022
Developer JW Roth expects the 8,000-capacity venue to be a luxurious addition to the ultra-competitive live-music scene


April 19, 2021
VENU is working in partnership with City of Gainesville, Georgia & Gainesville Redevelopment Authority to bring world-class music venue and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern to North Georgia

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