Historic Former Electric Factory has a new name

The Historic Former Electric Factory has a new name.

After more than 5,000 submissions during a naming contest, the Bowery Presents has announced the Electric Factory will now be called the Franklin Music Hall!

"We were thrilled to see such an outpouring of suggestions from the city's most passionate music lovers," said Bryan Dilworth, The Bowery Presents Philadelphia buyer and veteran of 24 years at the venue. "The new title was truly selected by fans, for fans, and honors the spirit of such an iconic Philadelphia music venue. We look forward to the Franklin Music Hall becoming a household name as the legacy of the venue continues to be written."

According to the Bowery Presents, many suggestions from the pool of contest entries took inspiration from Philadelphia's most iconic public figures. They also said the winners will receive two complimentary tickets to every show at the venue through 2020.

All tickets sold under Electric Factory and North Seventh names will still be honored at the new Franklin Music Hall.