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


Jul
1
st
First Avenue
Jul
2
nd
First Avenue
Jul
2
nd
First Avenue
Jul
5
th
First Avenue
Jul
5
th
First Avenue

The Zombies

Life is a Merry-Go-Round Tour
with Altameda

Past Shows


Jun
25
th
2022
First Avenue
Jun
25
th
2022
First Avenue

Flip Phone XXL ⏤ Pride Edition ft. Naomi Smalls

Hosted by Tygra
with Tenderoni, Frozaen Pissás, Priscilla Es Yuicy and more!
Jun
24
th
2022
First Avenue
Jun
24
th
2022
First Avenue

DJ Keezy presents
The Klituation ⏤ Pride Party

featuring Sophia ErisMaria IsaReviiRicki MoniqueDJ K.ReevesJijaChico ChiEnzy RoseNewblackcityTygraEssjay The Afrocentric RatchetRaven Nevermore Ninja • hosted by Destiny Spike
with Gully Boys
Jun
19
th
2022
First Avenue
Jun
19
th
2022
First Avenue

Wrestlepalooza ⏤ A Pride Pre-Party

Drag performances by
SASHA R. CASSADINE and RipTyde
Burlesque performances by
SWEETPEA and EMERALD EVE
Music performances by
SEAN ANONYMOUS & FRIENDS

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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