Apr
1
st
2023
First Avenue
Saturday
Apr
1
st
2023
First Avenue

Danceteria Through the Decades

First Avenue’s 53rd Anniversary with DJ Keezy (The Klituation) • Sophia Eris (Lizzo's DJ) • TML (Too Much Love) • Bryan Gerrard (Beatopia/Dig Deep) • Dean Vaccaro (System33) • Roy Freedom (More Funk)
Doors Open

7PM

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

Tickets (until 3/16)

$10

Tickets (after 3/16)

$15

Both veteran spinners who have put in hundreds of hours behind the turntables at First Ave, [Dean] Vaccaro and [Peter] Lansky (aka Sovietpanda) [aka TML] will return to the Minneapolis music hub’s Mainroom on Saturday for a 53rd anniversary party being billed as “Danceteria Through the Decades.”

Six different DJs have been tasked with representing the different decades since First Ave opened under its first name, the Depot, on April 3, 1970.

Each turntablist will represent one decade at the party, starting with Roy Freedom for the 1970s and ending with Lizzo’s DJ and hypewoman Sophia Eris for the 2010s and hip-hop mainstay DJ Keezy for the 2020s.

Rock club First Avenue celebrates 53 years with a dance party for the ages
Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Performers


DJ Keezy

DJ Keezy is a product of North Minneapolis who has been making waves in the Twin Cities for 7 years. She is a curator of many dance nights within the...

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DJ Sophia Eris

Sophia Eris is a DJ/MC currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Born as a Military Brat, she has moved through many different homes & influences that has left her open minded...

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TML (Too Much Love)

TML’s music matches his DJ sets – a rhythmic collision of acid, electro, and the weirdest, darkest corners of the hardcore continuum. Over more than a decade of gigs, TML...

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Bryan Gerrard

Bryan Gerrard is the owner and operator of the Poplar Haus up the Gunflint Trail. But before he went up north to become a lodge owner, he had spent decades...

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Dean Vaccaro

Dean’s ’80s cred was cemented at the 4th Street downtown haunts, Graffitti’s [proper spelling] and Schiek’s (when it was a disco), along with the hot Pacific Club, plus the groundbreaking...

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Roy Freedom

Roy Freid – one of First Av’s original DJs dating back to Uncle Sam’s – was the heart and soul of MF, guiding the night through its seven+ year run,...

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Venue


First Avenue Mainroom

Since 1970

First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in…

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