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.