Sunset Amphitheatre

The Sunset Amphitheatre in Colorado Springs

Notes Live has announced plans to construct The Sunset amphitheater – an 8,000 seat state-of-the-art open air venue – in southern Colorado and it has generated much debate.

Polaris Pointe will host 50 concerts annually and is projected to draw top touring acts, such as Red Rocks and Fiddler’s Green, while simultaneously boosting local businesses in Polaris Pointe.


On August 9th, an 8,000-capacity music venue north of Colorado Springs called Notes Live will officially open with an inaugural concert by platinum-selling local pop band OneRepublic and promises to be more than your typical outdoor concert venue. Boasting top-of-the-line audio/visual technology, self-draining grass berm, and 90 luxury fire pit suites that sold out two years prior to its debut date, Notes Live promises to become a crown jewel of Colorado Springs-based entrepreneur JW Roth’s entertainment empire known for creating several premium entertainment campuses like Notes Live.

Roth’s company Notes Live says The Sunset will be located near Boot Barn Hall on Bass Pro Drive and feature large touring acts, while also housing high-end restaurants such as fine-dining seafood and chophouse, top-shelf rooftop bar carrying more than 150 rarest bourbons from around the world, and several high-end specialty shops and eateries.

But Notes Live hasn’t been free from controversy; nearby homeowners are suing both the city and Notes Live over claims the venue will cause unwanted noise, traffic and parking in their neighborhoods. Notes Live has revised their plans several times in response to feedback from neighbors and planners; it remains confident its final plan will be approved at a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at which Notes Live will present both its revised plan and traffic and access management study.


At The Sunset’s site will be a separate 45,000-square-foot building featuring a fine dining seafood/chophouse restaurant, bar and event space suitable for weddings and other celebrations. There will also be two outdoor lounges and a rooftop terrace providing stunning views of Pikes Peak and its surroundings mountain ranges.

Closest to the stage will be 3,940 premium seats that offer wider and more legroom than standard stadium seating, followed by areas for general lawn seating and 12 natural gas-powered fire pit suites that seat eight. Furthermore, guests will have access to food and drinks from concession stands as well as pre-show and during-show catering by local restaurants.

Notes Live is on a mission to fill entertainment deserts where populations have few quality entertainment options; Colorado Springs already counts Boot Barn Hall among their venues.

Notes Live has received near unanimous approval from the City Council; however, some nearby homeowners have filed suit accusing it of noise pollution and decreasing property values. Notes Live has responded by promising to work closely with neighbors in order to mitigate impacts as best as possible; an independent sound study by New York-based LSTN Consultants shows the stage at the venue is set back and below ground level, decreasing noise projection levels in neighboring neighborhoods.


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Polaris Pointe in Colorado Springs will soon see an 8,000-seat state-of-the-art amphitheater called “The Sunset”, supported by $40 million financing and designed by industry acclaimed architects. This venue will include berm seating areas, premium hospitality suites for 90 luxury fire pit suites and four five-star restaurants including seafood and chophouse as well as top shelf bourbon bar service.

OneRepublic, founded by Ryan Tedder of Colorado pop group OneRepublic has sold more than 100 million albums globally and currently tops Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.

Notes Live CEO JW Roth has touted The Sunset as the highlight of their entertainment campus, which also includes Boot Barn Hall and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern. Roth anticipates The Sunset will compete with other world-class outdoor amphitheaters across the United States while potentially expanding into western and southern markets. Revenue for The Sunset should come from ticket sales percentages, concessions sales revenues and parking fees.


Amphitheater visitors should take time to enjoy exploring and taking in its picturesque views before attending any shows at this stunning amphitheater. Parking can be found in the Upper North Lot, which provides easy access to the venue with shorter walking times from here; additionally, this lot is frequently preferred by concertgoers who like tailgating before shows.

Planned parking space requirements will meet city code for sold-out shows with an audience of 8,000 people during its initial two years of operation, according to Compassion International and Discovery Canyon School respectively; additional temporary lots at each venue will also provide parking; shuttle buses will transport concertgoers between these lots and the amphitheater itself.

Roth released a statement, in which she stated that Notes Live will work closely with the city to reduce noise from concerts and other events held at The Sunset. An analysis conducted by LSTN Consultants indicated that seating could be built under the surrounding terrain – creating a natural barrier against projected noise levels.