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


Aug
18
th
First Avenue
Aug
18
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
Peter Hook & The Light

Joy Division: A Celebration
with DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
19
th
First Avenue
Aug
19
th
First Avenue

Nur-D

'HVN' Album Release
with Sean Anonymous, Ka Lia Universe, Bayo and more!
Aug
20
th
First Avenue
Aug
20
th
First Avenue

Chastity Brown

with Omar Abdulkarim Quartet

Past Shows


Aug
16
th
2022
First Avenue
Aug
16
th
2022
First Avenue

Built to Spill

with Prism Bitch and Papas
Aug
12
th
2022
First Avenue
Aug
12
th
2022
First Avenue

Murder by Death and Amigo The Devil

Tour From the Crypt
with Samantha Crain
Aug
8
th
2022
First Avenue
Aug
8
th
2022
First Avenue

MUNA

with Jensen McRae

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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