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$220M Amphitheater Development Approved By McKinney City Council

Construction is expected to begin in late 2024

The McKinney City Council gave the green light to the development deal for the 20,000-person capacity Sunset Amphitheater during a meeting this week.   

Projections suggest the Notes Live project will generate more than 1,300 jobs, both directly and indirectly, and is anticipated to inject approximately $3 billion into the local economy within the initial decade of operation.

Anticipated to raise McKinney's profile as a leading stop for renowned national acts on tour, the outdoor amphitheater aims to set a new standard for Texas music venues. Every seat will provide maximum comfort and unimpeded views of the stage, promising immersive shows with top-notch sound quality. Aimed at providing stunning views of the sunset framing the stage, the venue draws inspiration from Notes Live's thriving food and music hub in Colorado Springs. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing our biggest venue to date to McKinney, Texas,” JW Roth, founder and CEO of Colorado-based Notes Live, previously said. “They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and for the Sunset Amphitheater in McKinney, that was our guiding principle — bigger, and better. McKinney is an incredible community, and we can’t wait to build the most over-the-top venue on earth.”

Spanning 46 acres, the project will feature more than 250 deluxe fire pit suites, along with traditionally reserved seating in the mid and lower bowl sections, a landscaped grass berm and exclusive Owners Club suites.

The venue is planned for northeast of the junction of U.S. 75 and S.H. 121. Construction of the Sunset is slated to commence in late 2024 and be completed in time for the 2026 concert touring season.

“This world-class music venue is a game-changer for our entertainment offerings in McKinney and will be a boon for our economic growth and tourism sector,” Mayor George Fuller previously said. “This new addition to our community will bring even more life and energy to our already thriving arts scene and undoubtedly continue to set McKinney apart as an entertainment and cultural hub in the region.”

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