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
24
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First Avenue
Jul
24
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Bowling For Soup

Sick 50 Tour
with Keep Flying and Eternal Boy
Jul
26
th
First Avenue
Jul
26
th
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First Avenue’s Rock Lottery

48 hours, 25 musicians, 5 bands, 1 stage

★ Local Show ★
Jul
27
th
First Avenue
Jul
27
th
First Avenue

Past Shows


Jul
20
th
2024
First Avenue
Jul
20
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2024
First Avenue

Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra

Hip Hop Orchestra in Minnesota
Jul
19
th
2024
First Avenue
Jul
19
th
2024
First Avenue
Jul
18
th
2024
First Avenue
Jul
18
th
2024
First Avenue

49 Winchester

Leavin This Holler Tour
with Zandi Holup

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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