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


May
25
th
First Avenue
May
25
th
First Avenue

Kurt Vile and The Violators

with Natural Information Society
May
27
th
First Avenue
May
27
th
First Avenue

Girl Talk

Tour 2022
with Drelli
Jun
1
st
First Avenue
Jun
1
st
First Avenue

Cradle of Filth

with Frayle, Misfire and Witchden

Past Shows


May
21
st
2022
First Avenue
May
21
st
2022
First Avenue

Shellac

with Loki's Folly
May
20
th
2022
First Avenue
May
20
th
2022
First Avenue

the Mountain Goats

with Will Sheff
May
19
th
2022
First Avenue
May
19
th
2022
First Avenue

Alpha House

A VeeCon Kick-off dance party ft. Austin Millz
with Mickey Breeze, MikeRat, Awa Mally and more!

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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