First Avenue

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 2020, First Avenue is one of the longest-running independently owned and operated clubs in the United States, as well as one of the most celebrated. San Francisco has the Fillmore. New York has the Bowery Ballroom. D.C. has the 9:30 Club, and Minneapolis has First Avenue & 7th St Entry.

First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence; it is, quite simply, what a music club should be.

Upcoming Shows


Dec
7
th
First Avenue
Dec
7
th
First Avenue

Caroline Polachek

HEART IS UNBREAKING Tour
with Oklou
Dec
8
th
First Avenue
Dec
8
th
First Avenue

42nd Annual John Lennon Tribute

with Curtiss A with a little help from his friends
Dec
9
th
First Avenue
Dec
9
th
First Avenue

GWAR

with Napalm Death and EyeHateGod

Past Shows


Nov
4
th
2021
First Avenue
Nov
4
th
2021
First Avenue
Nov
26
th
2021
First Avenue
Nov
26
th
2021
First Avenue

Gear Daddies

with Miles Nielsen
Nov
1
st
2021
First Avenue
Nov
1
st
2021
First Avenue

Silversun Pickups

with Zella Day

Private Events

Have an event to remember at First Avenue, the Turf Club, Fine Line, or the Palace Theatre!

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Venue Tours

Go behind the scenes of Minneapolis’ historic nightclub!

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