In 2010, on the day of the club's 40th anniversary, Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak declared April 3rd to be First Avenue Day. Celebrations were planned throughout the year along with new ventures including a bar and restaurant, The Depot Tavern, which opened to rave reviews in June 2010.
As First Avenue goes through more growth and transitions every year, one thing remains true: we will keep our doors open to the thousands of music lovers who are First Avenue's past and its future.
First Avenue will provide a unique and innovative cultural environment. Our musical vision will not be limited by fashion, fortune or fame.
First Avenue welcomes people of any age, race, sex, or sexual orientation. We strive to bring together people with diverse interests and backgrounds.
As the longest continual entertainment and music venue in the Twin Cities, First Avenue's roots in the community are deep and far-reaching. We will work to strengthen these ties and connect with the next generation of music fans.