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First Avenue

701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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All-night dance party

On Saturday, April 22nd I attended an all-night dance party in celebration of the life and music of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacqueline W
Long Beach, California
via mobile
Come for the music

Yes there is a bar, but First Ave is all about music. Who knows if the opening act will be a... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“purple rain” (14 reviews)
“prince fan” (4 reviews)
701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 14 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 10 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 7 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
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Purple Passion right off the plane to rental car, strait downtown MLPS , would have been the same if I was driving. Great Place to get into the Music Vibes and many destinations near by to visit. Had to see Prince golden star and feel...More

Thank Noe G
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Traveled to Minneapolis to visit this famous spot where Prince filmed many Purple Rain scenes. Didn't realize Prince had a GOLD star so that was a pleasant surprise! Also amazing to see the numerous other stars on the wall representing the great artists who have...More

Thank 1999Talia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Being a huge Prince fan for 30+ years, First Avenue was always a place that I wanted to see. I was blessed to see Prince perform there on 7/7/2007. In September 2016, I got to see The Revolution reunite to honor Prince. First Avenue is...More

Thank Patricia W
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sherri h
Going in October. I want to see a show in the First Avenue side AND hear the dj late night on the 7th Street side. Will I need to purchase tickets for both or once I'm in, I'm in? Are the two clubs easily accessible from inside or will I need to exit one and go to the other? Thanks!
27 July 2016|
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Is first avenue a good & safe place for a teen to go see a concert?
26 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
Candace B
What hotels are within walking distance?
16 July 2015|
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Response from 366kyleb | Reviewed this property |
Of course the big question is what is walking distance. Weather, fitness, the person your walking with? All kidding aside you have several choices. Listed in order of distance. Hope you have a great time. The place... More