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Frisco’s live music scene is one step closer following a groundbreaking ceremony for Music Street Frisco on June 26.
The 6.7-acre, Nashville-inspired entertainment complex will include a 1,024-seat indoor performance hall, a 400-seat outdoor performance stage as well as multiple restaurants. There will also be studio-quality recording capabilities to produce commercial music.
The project’s co-founders are Steve Morriss and Rodney Haggard, according to a release.
Hodges Architecture, a Dallas-based firm that designed Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, was selected to design Music Street Frisco.
The complex will host an assortment of live music, symphonic, festival and theater acts, Hodges Architecture founder Charles Hodges said at the groundbreaking.
“Frisco will be the cutting edge of that live music,” Hodges said.
The project’s name was originally announced as Frisco Music City, but Mayor Jeff Cheney said the name change better creates a connection, or road, from Frisco to Nashville.
Located east of Dallas Parkway in Frisco’s North Platinum Corridor, the complex will be minutes from the Dallas Cowboys headquarters at The Star in Frisco. Cheney said Music Street Frisco will complement the city’s existing sports scene.
“We’re known as Sports City USA, so we have a large commitment to sports,” Cheney said. “Sports and music go hand-in-hand. Every athlete wants to be a musician, and every musician wants to be an athlete, but that’s the same for a city, too.”
Frisco residents have long awaited a music hall, Cheney added.
“Once they get to experience this… it’s really going to be an incredible asset to our community,” Cheney said.
Music Street Frisco is projected to open in early 2020, Cheney said.