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Best Music Venues In The Twin Cities

November 7, 2010 11:58 PM

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First Avenue

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When a big-time band or great local band is going to play in Minnesota, these music venues will likely host them. Check out the list of great music venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Target Center, Minneapolis, Music Venue

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Target Center

600 North 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 673-1600

The Target Center, along with the Xcel Energy Center, hosts many of the biggest acts that come into Minnesota.

First Avenue

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First Avenue

701 First Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 338-8388

Made famous by Prince, First Avenue is considered the cornerstone of the Midwest music scene.

Cabooze, Music, Venue, Minneapolis

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917 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404
(612) 338-6425

The Cabooze is a great place for low- to-medium sized shows. Don’t let that fool you — this place can rock. A bunch of well-known bands play here.

Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, St. Paul

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Xcel Energy Center

175 Kellogg Blvd W
St Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 265-4800

St. Paul, you need more venues that can secure well-known bands! The Xcel, although one of the few, attracts a great deal of big-time acts.

Varsity Theatre

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Varsity Theater

1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, Minn. 55414
(612) 604-0222

This smaller-sized venue, located in Dinkytown, offers a great atmosphere with pretty respectable bands!

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  • Kim

    The Twin Cities has one of the most vibrant music scenes in the midwest. You can see huge shows at the Target Center or Xcel, but the twin cites also offers smaller high energy venues such as First Avenue or the Cabooze. My friends and I usually find the best tickets from We us TicketTrump because they have tickets for all the venues and you can pick where you sit.

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