Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play the venue’s opening night Sept. 27, followed by Death Cab For Cutie Oct. 3, Garbage Oct. 16 and Lake Street Dive Oct. 30. Additional acts include Greta Van Fleet, Big Gigantic, The Glitch Mob, Jenny Lewis, Kamasi Washington and Shakey Graves, though the dates for those shows have yet to be announced.
“We wanted to have a varied calendar and make sure that all genres are represented,” FPC Live president and talent buyer Scott Leslie told Pollstar. “We want this to be a venue that will attract everyone – college students, young professions, people from out of town – we want everyone to be excited to attend a show.
“From an artist’s perspective, it’s great because The Sylvee offers amenities not seen anywhere else. From a fan’s perspective, the venue has top notch technology making it the most advanced venue in the Madison music scene,” he said.
Tickets for the announced dates go on sale May 4.
The opening of the 2,500-capacity venue, named in honor of Frank family matriarch Sylvia Frank, arrives after Live Nation purchased a controlling stake in FPC Live in January.
Of the Live Nation partnership, Leslie said that things have been “business as usual.”
“The Madison market has grown beyond the venues that we already have so we are excited to expand and bring along venues that will meet demand,” Leslie said, adding that the The Sylvee will allow the Orpheum Theater to focus on booking more comedy and spoken-word acts.