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First Avenue


First Avenue is Minneapolis’ historic nightclub, made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain, and listed by Rolling Stone as one of “America’s Best Music Venues”. Internationally recognized as premier concert location, it offers a one-of-a-kind venue that could be the perfect location for your private events.
First Avenue is one of the longest-running independently-owned and operated music venues writers for hire in the united states, as well as one of the most celebrated. First Avenue’s 22,000 square-foot downtown facility includes two levels, two rooms, a 1,000 square foot dance floor, and the legendary mainroom stage.

First Avenue amenities
• In the heart of downtown minneapolis
• Rich in Minnesota history
• Iconic Photo Ops
• Convenient parking options
• State-of-the-art lighting & pa systems
• Superior acoustic room design
• Adjustable truss for lighting
• 1.000 so ft dance floor
• Large Built-In Stage
• 25 ft projector screen
• Upper deck for ample viewing space
• 2 coat check locations
• 6 bar locations throughout venue
• ADA compliant on main floor

7th st Entry Amenities
Separate entrance from first avenue
• Accommodates up to 250 guests
• Large permanent stage
• 1 bar station
• 1 coat check
• ADA compliant

First Avenue


First Avenue and 7th St Entry is a live music lover’s dream. With two separate performance spaces in one building, the historic venue offers something for everyone. The Mainroom, a 1550-person capacity live music venue hosts over 200 concerts a year, while 7th St Entry, a 250-capacity venue hosts over 350 concerts annually.

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 45th Anniversary in 2015, 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.

We’re proud to foster relationships with artists and musicians at all stages in their careers, whether it’s playing their first show at the 7th St Entry, selling out multiple nights in the Mainroom, or shooting one of the greatest music films of all time in our room (Purple Rain, if you couldn’t guess).

By presenting local acts almost every night of the week at the 7th St Entry, First Avenue has been the launching pad for local bands like Atmosphere, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Semisonic, Soul Asylum and more.

First Avenue has additionally been a stepping stone for national musicians including Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Black Flag, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, Lucinda Williams, Metallica and, of course, Prince. Working with bands like these, First Avenue strives to support the best that live music has to offer.

First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence; it is, quite simply, what a music club should be.

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