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The Sylvee’s story begins in 1964 when Herb and Sylvia Frank packed their young family in the back of their beloved white Rambler and moved to Madison, Wisconsin. In the decades that followed, the Frank family have helped bring thousands of live events to our city and have been an integral part in shaping its music and performance heritage.

Sylvia Frank – or Sylvee as she was affectionately known – passed away in 2006 and to honor her legacy and bring even more live music to Madison, Frank Productions opened The Sylvee in September 2019.

The Sylvee has become a venue for emerging artists, established cultural icons, and community events right in the heart of Madison’s East Washington corridor – a place known for its history of industry, grit, and work ethic.

In just a few short years, The Sylvee stage has hosted music icons including Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Billy Strings, Shinedown, Vampire Weekend, Lil Wayne, Zeds Dead, Smashing Pumpkins, Greta Van Fleet, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Ghost, Noah Kahan, The Head And The Heart, and so many more. Beyond live music, The Sylvee has also become a space for book fairs, craft markets, trade shows, weddings, fundraisers, and private events.

Sylvia Frank is still with us. Her values, work ethic and passion have passed to generations of talented believers in the show….