Frisco Music City Gets the Green Light – Fast Facts

Frisco City Council has officially approved a new outdoor Commercial Amusement Facility to be named FRISCO MUSIC CITY. The nearly-7 acre site will be located on the northeast side of the Dallas North Tollway and McCandless Way.

Dallas-based firm Hodges Architecture, known for designing theaters and entertainment venues, created and presented preliminary plans on this unique style venue to the Planning and Zoning Commission in early May. Charles Hodges, Founder of Hodges Architecture explained,

This venue will cater to families as much as being utilized for business entertainment and will feel comfortable to anyone who steps inside. It’s important for us to ensure we can cater to any audience.”   

A culmination of 3 years of planning, Frisco Music City has been described as nothing Frisco has ever seen – a destination spanning interests for every age group and demographic. Hodges commended the City staff for their cooperation on all aspects of the project.

What can we expect from the new entertainment venue?

Layout Overview

Dining Options

Types of Events

The venue has been designed for all kinds of events including concerts, movies and wine festivals with flexible seating arrangements.

Think Food Truck on Steroids” feel, Hodges explained. “Only difference being that the test kitchens are permanent structures.”

How this venue will be different from the proposed Performing Arts Center…

The Planning and Zoning commission voted unanimously to approve the development and Chairman Robert Cox took a moment to point out the proposed venue is not a replacement for the proposed Performing Arts Center explaining,

There’s a different set of requirements for a music venue than for a performing arts center, I think we have a need for this in our city.

We all know the difference between fine arts and live entertainment. While there’s a desire for both, stakeholders acknowledge that a fine arts performance facility requires different accommodations for visual arts displays, etc.

Just as there are multiple venues for a variety of sports in Frisco, the symphony, ballet, theater, and visual arts should be housed in a dedicated fine arts space. We look forward to seeing that type of space come to life in Frisco, also, to enhance and build upon the Frisco Music City project,” said Tammy Meinershagen, Executive Director of Frisco Arts.

Frisco Music City will provide a new, unique venue to feature our local bands, musicians, and regional talent for the entire family to enjoy in a casual setting. The project is expected to break ground this year.