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First Avenue

701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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Drive 6 hours from Canada to come to shows here

One of the best venues around. Excellent acoustics, great sight lines - we regularly drive down... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Michael L
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Winnipeg, Canada
Classic

This is the world classic style concert venue that is hosted many concerts including some that I’ve... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Alzor S
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
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“purple rain” (17 reviews)
“gold star” (4 reviews)
“prince fan” (4 reviews)
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701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Downtown
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+1 612-332-1775
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

One of the best venues around. Excellent acoustics, great sight lines - we regularly drive down from Canada to see shows here because it's so great!

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is the world classic style concert venue that is hosted many concerts including some that I’ve been to and it is really cool and I recommend going there for a concert

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Very good concert venue. Audio is great as well as the services (Bars and bathrooms) Located in Downtown Minneapolis this is a great option for live entertainment.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Worst customer service I have ever received. Asked for a Manager for technical issue and she took over 30 minutes to arrive. Staff were incredibly rude and unprofessional. I do not recommend this place.

1  Thank Nicole U
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I've been here many times over the years for a variety of shows and it's always awesome. I've never seen this place empty no matter who is playing. It's got a dingy, old school dive bar feel with modern amenities. The parking situation has always...More

1  Thank valerier746
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

For my money, this is the best place to see a concert in the Twin Cities. You obviously won't be seeing a huge star at this venue, but they have a steady menu of fantastic music acts from an array of musical genres. The history...More

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great music and dancing, several bars, just an all around excellent place! Excellent atmosphere, friendly employees. Had an amazing Friday night there!

Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came this weekend for a concert. It was a great venue to hear music. Small and intimate, great sound. There's a small bar with, at least this weekend, one bartender. Line was a little long but moved pretty fast.

Thank Erin E
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I was at a show and was dragged out due to no fault of my own. I was next to the mosh pit and was blamed to be to intoxicated but in turn only had 1 beer. I would have had 2 if the bouncer...More

Thank ee85erik
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a must see location where the movie, "Purple Rain" was filmed. The stars who have played there are listed on the outside walls. Prince is the only one with a gold star. There is plenty of parking lots nearby.

Thank KeepnItFunkyInTN
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mamadura
5 October 2017|
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Response from TheSheepMan28 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are only open during shows/events. The wall of stars is on the outside of the building though so it’s still worth stopping by!
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Fyzer60
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Response from philjonesminneapolis | Reviewed this property |
First Avenue is mainly a standing room only venue. There are tables and chairs on the second floor that are reserved seats but they are very limited. The main floor consists of a large area where people stand to watch the... More
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