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Dayna Frank

Dayna Frank

CEO, First Avenue Productions; Board President & Co-Founder, NIVA

Dayna Frank is President and CEO of First Avenue Productions, Minnesota’s leading independently owned and operated concert venue and promoter. Dayna has expanded the business beyond its star-adorned walls to include the Fine Line, the Turf Club, the Palace Theatre, and the Fitzgerald Theater. Dayna is Board President and co-founder of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) who lobbied Congress and rallied music lovers in all 50 states to secure $16.25 billion dollars to save our stages. NIVA continues to work on preserving the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. Dayna is a strong LGBTQ+ advocate, a 2018 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a firm believer in community building through live music. In all First Avenue Productions events, Dayna aspires to provide a safe space for everyone involved that offers radical inclusion.

Past Panels

RIAA's Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in About an Hour

10/14/20, 6:00 PM

Mondo is proud to once again partner with the RIAA to host their annual series, “Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in One Hour” featuring Kris Ahrend (Mechanical Licensing Collective); Jordan Bromley (Manatt and Music Artists Coalition); Dayna Frank (First Avenue and NIVA); Josh Friedlander (RIAA); Mitch Glazier (RIAA); Sarah Howes (SAG-AFTRA); Prophet (50/50, Black Music Action Coalition); Dr. Portia Sabin (Music Business Association); and Maria Strong (U.S. Copyright Office).