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First Avenue Minneapolis History

First Avenue was originally built in the 1930s as a Greyhound Bus stations known as The Depot, though eventually The Depot closed, and in the early 1970s a young entrepreneur named Danny Stevens turned the old bus station into a nightclub. With the help of Allan Fingerhut, they owners started bringing in top musical talent from the surrounding area and from other parts of the country. Their first showcase was a two-set evening with Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Local music fans were hooked, and "Uncle Sam's" as it was called then, became a hot spot for live music and entertainment.

The nightclub was a big hit in the 1970s, but it became an even bigger sensation during the 1980s when Prince began playing live sets at the concert venue. He used First Avenue as his main stage and even shot scenes in the venue while filming his movie "Purple Rain." As the club turned the corner into the 90s, house music and DJs were becoming popular, though it also has become known as a place where lots of bands got their start. Revolution, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Dosh, The Jayhawks and Curtiss A. are just a few of the great acts who played at First Avenue Minneapolis on their way to musical stardom, and this is a venue that has gained a reputation for bringing in the best throughout the year.


First Avenue Minneapolis Events

One look at the schedule and you'll see what First Avenue Minneapolis is all about, as here is a great venue that is never lacking in entertainment options. You might find a concert from Interpol, a show featuring Ani DiFranco or maybe Atmosphere, as this is a venue with an eclectic schedule of events that always has entertainment-seekers around town buzzing. Once you're there in the middle of an epic show that you've been waiting for all week, you'll be reminded that there is nothing better than a live show at an historic venue like First Avenue Minneapolis.


First Avenue Minneapolis Trivia

Did you know that U2 wrote parts of their celebrated album "October" at the First Avenue Minneapolis?

During sound-check all the way back in the early portion of the First Avenue Minneapolis musical history, iconic rock band U2 was so inspired by the atmosphere at First Avenue Minneapolis that part of the groundwork for their famous album "October" ended up being the result.


First Avenue Minneapolis Experience

This one-of-a-kind concert hall, that holds around 1,500 people, has been lighting up audiences for a long time at this point, and that's not likely to change anytime in the near future. Though there are lots of different options for entertainment these days, none can hold a candle to seeing a live show featuring a favorite band, particularly if it's at a renowned club like First Avenue Minneapolis. Be there for all of the most exciting shows and you'll get a clear reminder of what it's like to see a talented musician captivate a live audience, as it makes for an experience that simply can't be duplicated elsewhere no matter how hard you try.

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Sep 22, 2014 8:00 PM
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