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The Sylvee isn’t finished, but the new 2,500-seat venue has announced an impressive fall lineup: The Decemberists, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Death Cab for Cutie, and Madison’s beloved Garbage. more

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Under the agreement, Live Nation, Frank Productions’ formal rival, gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. Local musicians react to the news. more

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In a shocking move, Frank Productions is selling a controlling interest to Live Nation, its former rival. Live Nation gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. more

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This weekend is jam-packed with huge shows — Against Me!, Ryan Adams and EmmyLou Harris, Modest Mouse and Gogol Bordello. And they’re all hosted by the soon-to-be-merged Majestic-Frank empire. more

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Beloved High Noon Saloon owner Cathy Dethmers celebrated the end of an era with Madison’s musical scenesters. She passes the torch to Frank Productions. more

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The reshaping of Madison’s music venue scene continues. Frank Productions announces it is merging operations with Majestic Live/The Majestic Theatre later this year. more

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As Madison’s East Washington corridor shapes up as a thriving district, a new venue has gained city approval. Aaron Conklin talks to some of the players about what the introduction of the Sylvee, the new Frank Productions venue, means for the growin more

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Joel Plant, a city of Madison alcohol policy coordinator and staffer under Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, will run Frank Productions, Inc. starting in January. more

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A development proposed for the 800 block of East Washington Avenue has caused controversy over a 2,500-person music venue from Frank Productions. But a $16 million parking structure, to be built with public funds, is proving to be another contentious more

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​Madison’s family-owned, three-generation Frank Productions is one of a handful of independents remaining after years of industry consolidation that has seen global giants swallow up or shut down smaller competitors across the nation. more

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