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, breaking the newest funk, rap and R&B to hungry Twin Cities clubbers. It was NBD to see Prince, Jimmy Jam and other Minneapolis Sound wizards regularly slip Roy their latest creations in a funky undercover stakeout to gauge how the MFers would gravitate to a hit that had yet to be lit. "Erotic City," on a hot July 1984 night, is just one of those many future funk faves that made its debut at MF.

Past Shows


Oct
31
st
2019
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2019
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with DJ ESPADA, Mike 2600, DJ ROWSHEEN and more!
Oct
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2018
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with DJ ESPADA, DJ Keezy, Mike 2600 and more!
Jun
9
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
9
th
2018
Mainroom

Real Estate

with Habibi, FLAMIN’ OH'S, Last Import and more!
Apr
21
st
2018
Mainroom
Feb
4
th
2018
Mainroom
Feb
4
th
2018
Mainroom

PURPLE PARTY

Late Night Tribute to the Minneapolis Sound
with Lenka Paris, DUDLEY D, GREENERY and more!
Dec
31
st
2016
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2016
Mainroom

Plain Ole Bill and DJ LAST WORD

with ANDTHATSBREON, ROY FREEDOM, DJ SMITTY and more!
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with CHRIS CLOUD, GREENERY, DJ ESPADA and more!
Jun
9
th
2016
Mainroom
Jun
9
th
2016
Mainroom

MORE FUNK ‘16

Hosted by ALAN FREED and SCOTTY P
with ROY FREEDOM, DJ Cowboy, DJ ROCK-IT-T and more!
Apr
23
rd
2016
Mainroom
Apr
23
rd
2016
Mainroom

ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY ( SATURDAY )

NO COVER / AFTER BOB MOULD
with ROY FREEDOM, DJ Verb X, DJ DON GREENE and more!
Dec
31
st
2015
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2015
Mainroom

Get Cryphy

with Slamdunkapher, ROY FREEDOM, DJ SMITTY and more!
Oct
31
st
2015
Mainroom + Entry
Oct
31
st
2015
Mainroom + Entry

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with CHRIS CLOUD, FooLProoF, DJ ESPADA and more!
Apr
3
rd
2015
The Record Room
Apr
3
rd
2015
The Record Room

First Avenue 45th Anniversary Celebration

with TIIIIIIIIIIP, YOUR SMITH (fka Caroline Smith), DJ KEVIN BEACHAM and more!
Dec
31
st
2014
Mainroom + Record Room
Dec
31
st
2014
Mainroom + Record Room

Get Cryphy

with FooLProoF, CHRIS CLOUD, ROY FREEDOM and more!
Oct
31
st
2014
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2014
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with FooLProoF, CHRIS CLOUD, DJ ESPADA and more!
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

First Avenue’s 44th Anniversary Party

with HIPSHAKER DJ’S, DJ Jake Rudh, Get Cryphy and more!
Dec
31
st
2013
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2013
Mainroom

Get Cryphy

with FooLProoF, CHRIS CLOUD, ROY FREEDOM and more!
Oct
31
st
2013
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2013
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with FooLProoF, CHRIS CLOUD, DJ ESPADA and more!
Dec
31
st
2012
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2012
Mainroom

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCETERIA

with ROY FREEDOM, DJ SMITTY, Sovietpanda and more!
Oct
31
st
2012
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2012
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with Sovietpanda, DJ ESPADA, DJ SMITTY and more!
Dec
31
st
2011
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2011
Mainroom

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCETERIA

with Get Cryphy, Sovietpanda, ROY FREEDOM and more!
Oct
31
st
2011
First Avenue
Oct
31
st
2011
First Avenue

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with Sovietpanda, DJ Jake Rudh, DJ SMITTY and more!
Dec
31
st
2010
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2010
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCETERIA

with Get Cryphy, Sovietpanda, DJ SMITTY and more!
Dec
15
th
2010
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2010
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2010
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with Sovietpanda, JONATHAN ACKERMAN, DJ SMITTY and more!

More Shows

Mar
4
th
7th St Entry

Ratboys

with Ellis and Double Grave
Nov
12
th
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams

Mar
20
th
Turf Club
canceled

HOLY FUCK

with Moon King
Nov
16
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Vundabar