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First Avenue

701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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Okay venue

I've been there twice now for shows. It can be very overcrowded and impossible to move, even to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kairei V
via mobile
Another stop on the Prince tour

Take a moment to pass by the club featured in Purple Rain. Think about the times Prince performed... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there twice now for shows. It can be very overcrowded and impossible to move, even to get to the bathrooms can take up words of 15 minutes. Security ignored and walked past safety concerns (people milling on stairways) multiple times. The sound system...More

Thank Kairei V
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Take a moment to pass by the club featured in Purple Rain. Think about the times Prince performed there and made the film that helped make him a legend. The place is easy to find and is still operating, so it might be worth catching...More

Thank JustJamesus
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was great to visit this iconic club in the heart of Minneapolis. I was in town for the celebration 2017 event in April this year. I took an obligatory picture outside by the wall of stars as a souvenir and headed inside to appreciate...More

Thank Uzito23
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

On Saturday, April 22nd I attended an all-night dance party in celebration of the life and music of Prince Rogers Nelson! I heard all my favorite songs as well as some that I hadn't heard in decades! Everyone had a great time.

Thank Jacqueline W
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Yes there is a bar, but First Ave is all about music. Who knows if the opening act will be a future headliner or not ? Here's where Prince launched.

Thank russ54001
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Didn't actually get to go INSIDE, so take this review with a HUGE grain of salt, as it is basically a review for people that are Prince fans and just want to see his name on the iconic wall. And to that end, thats exactly...More

Thank Matt_C_NJ
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I can't believe I even have to write a review to convince anyone to go check out First Avenue. One of the best venues in town to see a show it is an intimate place that hosts huge acts. Here is a bit about the...More

Thank philjonesminneapolis
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

First Avenue is probably my favorite venue in the Twin Cities. There are tons of places to stand and move around if you like to see the show from different perspectives. The crowds that First Ave attracts are always really cool, too. They've got two...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was cool reading all of the artists on the side of the building as we waited for our show to open up. I thought the level of security was appropriate. The bartenders were fast and responsive. Not the greatest beer selection, but not bad...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went just to see the outside and go to the restaurant next door. I am a huge Prince fan and it's a must. So many amazing people have been here. Cool place. Get a tshirt at the restaurant and see the pictures inside. The...More

Thank lesliekjack
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2 July 2017|
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
25 December 2015|
Response from Tonnaree | Reviewed this property |
I was worried about this too. So the first concert my daughter went to there, I went with her. But it was clean and safe and fun. As long as the band she is planning on seeing isn't known for being rowdy, I would say it... More