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First Avenue

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701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
+1 612-332-1775
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Came for Prince

They have a behind the scenes tour, and I wish it was available when we were there. Being on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
diznyprincessdi
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Prince!

You can't go to minneapolis without visiting First Ave....so many greats have performed here and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa H
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
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“purple rain” (20 reviews)
“prince fan” (5 reviews)
“gold star” (4 reviews)
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701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Downtown
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+1 612-332-1775
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a behind the scenes tour, and I wish it was available when we were there. Being on a weekend trip to see everything Prince, this was one of our first stops. We went back trhe next night to see a band and being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go to minneapolis without visiting First Ave....so many greats have performed here and you just gotta be a tourist and take a photo with the Prince star, if not, did you really go to the city?!

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love live music and attend many types of concerts. We attend shows everywhere from restaurant patios to large arenas. First Avenue has been one of my favorites so far. I loved the atmosphere, was able to be close to the stage...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

As a huge Prince fan, we went to Minneapolis to visit Paisley Park. While there we attended a concert here, mainly just to see the place where Purple Rain was filmed. The outside stars are very cool and it was neat to see where Prince...More

Thank NcGhiagirl
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Even if you do not see a show here, it is a must do for any rock and roll fan. Loved the wall of stars!! Next time, will catch a show here!!

Thank coachee1313
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I had the TIME OF MY LIFE at First Avenue! Attended last weeks' Celebration 2018 for Prince and attended a separate party given by First Avenue on Saturday. Not only it is the venue where Purple Rain was recorded/filmed, it's just a great atmosphere. This...More

Thank Monica A
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

One of the best venues around. Excellent acoustics, great sight lines - we regularly drive down from Canada to see shows here because it's so great!

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This is the world classic style concert venue that is hosted many concerts including some that I’ve been to and it is really cool and I recommend going there for a concert

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Very good concert venue. Audio is great as well as the services (Bars and bathrooms) Located in Downtown Minneapolis this is a great option for live entertainment.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Worst customer service I have ever received. Asked for a Manager for technical issue and she took over 30 minutes to arrive. Staff were incredibly rude and unprofessional. I do not recommend this place.

1  Thank Nicole U
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mamadura
October 4, 2017|
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Response from TheSheepMan28 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are only open during shows/events. The wall of stars is on the outside of the building though so it’s still worth stopping by!
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Fyzer60
July 2, 2017|
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Response from philjonesminneapolis | Reviewed this property |
First Avenue is mainly a standing room only venue. There are tables and chairs on the second floor that are reserved seats but they are very limited. The main floor consists of a large area where people stand to watch the... More
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