Wisconsin's The Sylvee Venue Unveils Initial Lineup, With Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats on Opening Night

Malia James
 Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Madison, Wisconsin’s newest venue The Sylvee has announced its first round of artists, including a grand-opening performance from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

Other announced artists include Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Glitch Mob, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Jenny Lewis. More than a dozen artists have been announced so far with dates and ticket information expected shortly.

Frank Productions and FPC Live have also announced shows with Garbage, newcomers Greta Van Fleet, Big Gigantic, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Lake Street Drive and Umphrey’s McGee. 

“The Sylvee is being built out of a deep love for live music and the city of Madison,” Frank Productions COO Larry Frank said in a release.

Set to open in late September, The Sylvee is the newest Midwest establishment from Frank Productions and FPC Live. The 40,000-square-foot music hall broke ground in May 2017 and is named for the matriarch of the family, Sylvia Frank. Sylvia Frank co-founded Frank Productions with her husband Herb in 1964.

The Sylvee will be a flexible venue, able to accommodate 1,200 to 2,500 guests, and features a balcony with VIP seating and a GA floor.

“After so many years of planning we’re just excited to finally get some artist names out there,” COO Fred Frank said in a release. “It’s going to be an incredible start to a new era of live music in Madison.”

The venue, which has been in the works for several years, will be located in Madison’s Cap East District that is part of a city-led redevelopment of an industrial space. Frank Productions will also move their offices to the space once construction is complete.