Minnesota Historical Society
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First Avenue

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

Books are available through our online store. While the History Center is closed, shop the First Avenue shop directly for shirts, hats, and other great gift items celebrating First Avenue's 50th Anniversary!


Since 1970, First Avenue and 7th Street Entry have been at the heart of the Minnesota music scene. The First Avenue Exhibit takes you inside the scenes, sounds, and stories of a landmark club that put Minneapolis music on the map. Through the lens of music, discover how First Avenue, its staff, and the Minneapolis music scene have changed over five decades.

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