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.
First Avenue Absorbs Fine Line Music CafeFirst Avenue is expanding its reach in downtown Minneapolis.
Bernie Sanders Stumps For Keith Ellison in MinneapolisSanders is currently at First Avenue in Minneapolis for one of two rallies today.
Electric Fetus Throws 50th Birthday Bash At First AvenueOne of the Twin Cities' most iconic music stores -- Electric Fetus -- is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.
How Do Artists Get Stars On First Avenue? This Sunday will mark the two-year anniversary of Prince’s death, and there’s a good chance some fans will head down to First Avenue to check out his golden star.
Surly Brewing, First Avenue Craft Beer For Concert-Lovers Bored of PBR? Well, local favorite Surly Brewing has created a new beer for concert-lovers in the Twin Cities.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Music Venue In MinnesotaFirst Avenue has been keeping the beat in Minneapolis for nearly 40 years.