First Avenue is excited to announce we have entered into a purchase agreement with the Turf Club and will take over as acting managers of the St. Paul, MN venue on October 15, 2013.

As a venue with our own rich and distinct history, we recognize the importance of embracing and maintaining what makes the Turf Club a gem of the Twin Cities. While we plan to keep the charm of the club, we will also be investing significantly in improvements to the venue. And don’t worry; we love the Clown Lounge as much as you do - it’s not going anywhere. 

Building on our 13 years of successful booking and promoting of shows at the Turf Club, we’re excited to continue to bring emerging national bands and favorite local acts to St. Paul. “Whether promoting or enjoying a show, I have spent countless nights at the Turf Club and could not be more excited about this new venture,” said Nate Kranz, General Manager of First Avenue.

We'll see you in St. Paul!