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First Avenue

Iconic nightclub and music venue known for launching careers of major artists and hosting a variety of live performances since the 1970s.

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Bonding over music is always a great way to connect with your loved one, and there’s no better place to catch a show in Minneapolis than First Avenue. Made famous for being the recording space for Prince’s iconic ‘Purple Rain,’ First Ave has been headlining everybody who’s anybody (and everyone who’s about to be) for over 50 years. With over 500 shows a year, you and your partner are sure to find at least one concert to jam out to.

abbyvalinski 2 years ago

Prince's Purple Rain was filmed at the First Avenue Club, where Prince now has a gold star dedicated to him on the side of the building.

bloomingtonmn 2 years ago

First Avenue Guides

  • Prince: The Minnesota Experience

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    Just a short trip from Mall of America and Bloomington, you can step into The Purple One’s beloved studio and home and party like it’s 1999. If there is one place Prince loved more than any other, it was his birthplace and lifelong home of Minnesota. His passion for his Minnesotan roots and the local music culture ran so deep that he built his home filled with music, Paisley Park, right near the Twin Cities and was a regular at many local establishments. Read more here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/prince-the-minnesota-experience
  • Most Amazing Live Music Venues

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    Witnessing live music in these impressive venues will bring your listening experience to an entirely new level. We present to you some of the most amazing live music venues across the world, from inside of actual caves to high-end architecture designed with quality of sound in mind. We love discovering local artists while on our adventures and recommend you check out who is playing while you're in town at these insane venues to add a life-changing live music experience to your itinerary.

First Avenue Articles

  • 15 Creative Date Ideas in Minneapolis For Any Budget

    Known for its stunning collection of lakes, eclectic music venues, and of course, some seriously beautiful (if not brutal) winters, Minneapolis is the perfect city to romance your sweetheart. Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth date, there’s no need to settle for the tired old ‘dinner and a movie’ narrative. There are endless options when […]