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


Jan
27
th
First Avenue
Jan
27
th
First Avenue

Semisonic

The Current’s 18th Anniversary Weekend
with Chastity Brown
Jan
28
th
First Avenue
Jan
28
th
First Avenue

Semisonic

The Current’s 18th Anniversary Weekend
with Chastity Brown
Feb
2
nd
First Avenue
Feb
2
nd
First Avenue

Past Shows


Jan
24
th
2023
First Avenue
Jan
24
th
2023
First Avenue

Ani DiFranco

with Peter Mulvey and SistaStrings
Jan
21
st
2023
First Avenue
Jan
21
st
2023
First Avenue

The 16th Annual
Happy Birthday Janis

A Tribute to the Life & Music of Janis Joplin
with The Brothers Allmanac ⏤ Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band
Jan
20
th
2023
First Avenue
Jan
20
th
2023
First Avenue

First Avenue's
Best New Bands of 2022

with Brotherhood of Birdscreeping charlieHarlowkillusonlineMike KotaObi OriginalRaffaella

hosted by Diane (The Current)Sophia Kulow (Radio K)Krista Wax (KFAI)Graves (93X)

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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