More than just a building or a stage, meet the people behind the scenes at First Avenue.
The people who work here get it.– Conrad Sverkerson, 30+ years
You could travel the world over and never get a faster drink.– Pete “The Bartender” Rasmussen, 35+ years
Our sound system and sight lines make us the ideal room to see live entertainment. Our goal is to bring up-and-coming attractions, as well as those that have already ‘Made It’.– Nate Kranz, 20+ years
We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams; Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.– Damon Barna, 15+ years
(From the poem “Ode”, by Arthur O’Shaughnessy)
We’re very progressive. It’s not a bad place to work.– former general manager Jack Meyers, 30+ years (1979)