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Madison’s Majestic Theatre Closes Doors

MADISON, WI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The long-embattled and controversial Majestic Theatre dance club in concert hall in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, has shut down most of its operations, and will operate only as a bar for one day per week.

The club’s marquee is bare, and any concerts on the books have already been relocated to nearby venues. Promoter Frank Productions, who has been booking shows in the venue since it shed its role as a dance club last September, was informed of the closure after the fact.

“We were informed last week by Majestic management that they were no longer going to host live music anymore,” promoter David Maynard told The Daily Page. “We were also told they were just going to stay open one day a week as a tavern.”

Owned by Nick and Jim Schiavo, the club has been at the center of arguments, rumors and debates surrounding safety in downtown Madison, following a string of high-profile violent confrontations outside its doors over the summer. This past fall, the brothers placed the club up for sale, but it remains on the market for $1.6 million.

Maynard said Frank Productions handled all concert rescheduling and cancellations, moving fours shows, Melissa Ferrick, Matt Wertz, Glen Phillips and Brett Dennen to the nearby Orpheum Stage Door. A performance by Marty Stuart was cancelled. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers