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
16
th
First Avenue
Jul
16
th
First Avenue

Flip Phone XXL ⏤ Pride with Gottmik

music by dj izzie p and hosted by Tygra
with Julia Starr, Dick Von Dyke, Sunny Kiriyama and more!
Jul
17
th
First Avenue
Jul
17
th
First Avenue

Flip Phone XXL ⏤ Pride with Symone ( Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 )

music by DJ Fancy Restaurant and hosted by Tygra
with Julia Starr, Sasha Cassadine, Mercedes Iman Diamond and more!
Jul
23
rd
First Avenue
Jul
23
rd
First Avenue

Stupid Horse ⏤ A Hyperpop Dance Party

Celebrating the music of SOPHIE, 100 GECS, ARCA, DORIAN ELECTRA, KIM PETRAS, PC MUSIC, and MORE
with DJ sloslylove and Slamdunkapher

Past Shows


May
24
th
2021
First Avenue
May
24
th
2021
First Avenue

Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Bash Tribute

Live from First Avenue + Livestream

ft. TURN TURN TURN, TERRY WALSH (St. Dominic’s Trio), DEMITRI RALLIS & JOE DUNN (Frogleg), LYNVAL JACKSON (International Reggae All Stars), CURTISS A, ERIK KOSKINEN, DAN ISRAEL, COURTNEY YASMINEH, MARY BUE, GINI DODDS, BECKY KAPELL, JILLIAN RAE, JOSH GRAVELIN, PAUL BERGEN, and "ST. LOUIS PARK WRECKING CREW"
Apr
9
th
2021
First Avenue
Apr
9
th
2021
First Avenue

Yam Haus

Livestream ⏤ Live from First Avenue
Apr
4
th
2021
First Avenue
Apr
4
th
2021
First Avenue

The 4onthefloor

Livestream ⏤ Live from First Avenue

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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