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


Apr
1
st
2023
First Avenue
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)
Oct
31
st
2021
First Avenue
Oct
31
st
2021
First Avenue

First Avenue's Annual
Halloween Party and Costume Contest

The Best Halloween Party in Town
Over $1,000.00 in cash prizes
featuring DJs Sophia Eris, Keezy, Rowsheen, and Izzie P
hosted by Nur-D
with Roy Freedom
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, DJ 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, DJ FooLProoF (of ELECTRIC FEEL and FOREVER YOUNG), 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, Caroline Smith, DJ KEVIN BEACHAM and more!
Dec
31
st
2014
Mainroom + Record Room
Dec
31
st
2014
Mainroom + Record Room

Get Cryphy

with DJ FooLProoF (of ELECTRIC FEEL and FOREVER YOUNG), 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 DJ FooLProoF (of ELECTRIC FEEL and FOREVER YOUNG), CHRIS CLOUD, DJ Espada and more!
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

First Avenue’s 44th Anniversary Party

with Hipshaker DJs, DJ Jake Rudh, Get Cryphy and more!
Dec
31
st
2013
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2013
Mainroom

Get Cryphy

with DJ FooLProoF (of ELECTRIC FEEL and FOREVER YOUNG), 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 DJ FooLProoF (of ELECTRIC FEEL and FOREVER YOUNG), 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!

More Shows

Apr
30
th
Fine Line

KNOWER

Jun
21
st
Fine Line

Middle Kids

May
24
th
7th St Entry

Me Nd Adam

Sep
13
th
Fine Line

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists