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


Jun
22
nd
First Avenue
Jun
22
nd
First Avenue

The Revolution

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Of Purple Rain

★ Local Show ★
Jun
28
th
First Avenue
Jun
28
th
First Avenue

DJ Keezy presents
The Klituation Pride Party

featuring Jax (RuPaul's Drag Race)XINASophia ErisJasmine SpiceMaria IsaEssJay TheAfrocentricRatchetDJ McShellenBigg KiaaFreesiaCoffe • hosted by Micamaryjane • Meet & Greet with Mal, star of The Ultimatum Queer Love

★ Local Show ★
Jun
29
th
First Avenue
Jun
29
th
First Avenue

Flip Phone Pride XXL ft. Morphine Love Dion and Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige

with Domita SanchezThe Widow Von DuOnyaAranyaPriscilla Es YuicyNocturna Lee MissionCariñoLady CummealMyster’eo CassadineJulia Starr

★ Local Show ★

Past Shows


Jun
21
st
2024
First Avenue
Jun
21
st
2024
First Avenue

The Revolution

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Of Purple Rain

★ Local Show ★
Jun
16
th
2024
First Avenue
Jun
16
th
2024
First Avenue

Wrestlepalooza

with Viva Knievel, Sweetpea and Emerald Eve
Jun
15
th
2024
First Avenue
Jun
15
th
2024
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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