First Avenue Among Struggling Music Venues Praying That 'Save Our Stages' Act Is In Next Stimulus BillThere is hope that help could be on the way for one if the industries hit hardest by COVID-19.
Klobuchar Bill Strives To Throw Lifeline To Small Music, Theatre VenuesFor many, it is the lifeblood of a vibrant downtown. Live music, performances and comedy acts packed into small, independent establishments like First Avenue.
Minneapolis Park Board, Park Police, First Avenue, Walker Art Center Join List Of Those Cutting Ties With Minneapolis PoliceSeveral entities are cutting ties with the Minneapolis Police Department a week after the death of George Floyd.
Coronavirus Impact: Mpls’ First Avenue Joins Group Of 1,200 Independent Venues Urging Congress For Assistance, ‘We Have No Revenue’Downtown Minneapolis’ iconic venue, First Avenue, has joined a group of 1,200 independent venues across the country urging congress for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Music Venues Silent As Concert Season ApproachesFirst Avenue was set to celebrate its half-century run this month, but instead it sat silent and empty under the state’s shelter in place order.
Finding Minnesota: First Avenue Celebrates 50 YearsIn this week's Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen shows us the little-known gems that have helped shape First Avenue.
Fillmore Minneapolis Announces 3 Nights Of Brandi Carlile To Open VenueThe Twin Cities' newest concert venue, Fillmore Minneapolis, will open its first week of business with a three-night run of Brandi Carlile in February.
First Avenue To Donate All Profits To Planned Parenthood The Night Of Trump RallyWhen President Donald Trump holds his “Keep America Great” rally at Target Center on Thursday, First Avenue says it’ll donate all of the night’s profits to Planned Parenthood.
First Avenue Exhibit Debuts At Minnesota History CenterThe legendary First Avenue is on display at the Minnesota History Center.
First Avenue Tests Out Reusable Beer CupThe beer hasn't changed, but lately, the cups it is served in look a little different at First Avenue.
Final Four Guide: Best Places To Catch A Music Act In Twin CitiesTo the untrained ear, the Twin Cities’ music scene is often overlooked on the national level. But it is a surprisingly vibrant and unique community – and one deserving of recognition. I mean, if Prince loved it here, that speaks volumes. So, from large arenas, to intimate open mics, here’s a list of great venues to check out both local and national acts while you’re visiting the Twin Cities.
Rolling Stone: First Avenue, Electric Fetus Among Best Music Institutions In AmericaThis should come as a complete shock to precisely no one, but Rolling Stone magazine has declared First Avenue one of the ten finest music venues in America, and also called Electric Fetus one of the nation's best record stores.
MPR To Sell St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater To First AvenueMinnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" was based. MPR President and CEO John McTaggart announced Wednesday that the radio network is selling the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue.
Prince’s Band The NPG Set For Triumphant First Ave. ReturnThe group Prince called "the best band ever" is reuniting Thursday night at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
The NPG, Prince’s ‘Best Band Ever,’ Set To Rock First AvenueOne of Prince’s bands is getting ready to play at First Avenue Thursday night -- and WCCO has an exclusive sneak peek.