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Address: 701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Phone Number: +1 612-332-1775
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First Visit First Avenue

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Noe G
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Houston, Texas
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 do tours of First Avenue now...

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wear parts of Purple Rain was filmed.

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Thank Noe G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 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 performed there. Went here during the day to take great outdoor pics of the venue,... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 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 a great venue, as a club and a live music venue. The staff is very... More 

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Thank Patricia W
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

My sole purpose for going here was to see where Prince started his career, to see where Purple Rain was filmed and to see Princes Gold Star. I didn't go in to see a concert or the venue though I would love to. I hope to on my next trip back to Minneapolis. This was definitely one of my favorite... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I finally got to see the venue in which Purple Rain was filmed! The history here is palpable. The energy was just adrenaline inducing. I was fortunate enough to get tickets for one of The Revolution's Prince Tribute Show. It looked pretty much just like it did in the movie. The general admission main floor has no seating, so if... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This place has tons of rock history especially with Prince and The Replacements. However, it's still relevant today with new bands at the main room and 7th St. Entry.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Of course, the past few times I have been here have all been related to Prince events but this past weekend I saw The Revolution in concert and I am so impressed with the whole event, from checking ID while in line, to the pat downs and purse checks. I always felt safe and secure. Not to mention, the energy,... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Sure, I could write a one-star review of the 7th Street Entry. GG Allin in the 80's, a surly bartender in the 90's--but nothing equals this Midwestern Mecca for live music venues. First Ave has endured for decades and hopefully shall continue. Great sound system. The Entry--a great armpit for amazing shows. This is like reviewing the Grand Canyon. It's... More 

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Thank Jonathan H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The best place to experience music in a non-arena setting and meet the band at the merch table. The music is loud and mix is more hit than miss. Arrive at doors open time and get a front row place or balcony seat (they go fast). Plenty of watering holes and be amazed by the beer man who walks around... More 

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