may, 2019

04may10:00 am4:00 pm"First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom" Exhibit Opening


Event Details

Song, swag, and book signings—it’s all access and all ages for opening day of First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom. Soak up the sights and sounds of the legendary First Avenue throughout the day.

The party gets underway with the music of DJs Papersleeves and Cyn Collins, The Current’s Andrea Swensson, Jake Rudh, and Lazerbeak. Hear singer-songwriter Faith Boblett, one of First Avenue’s best new artists of 2018, and take in the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, who will perform a medley of songs by First Avenue stars. Write your name on a star, create a personalized button, or get your group together for a photo op. Check out the line-up below.

10 AM: Papersleeves vs. Cyn Collins DJ Set
11 AM: Andrea Swensson DJ Set
12 PM: Faith Boblett Solo Acoustic
1 PM: Jake Rudh DJ Set
2 PM: Lazerbeak DJ Set
3 PM: Prairie Fire Lady Choir First Avenue Tribute

Book signings with MNHS Press authors:

12:30-1:30 PM: Chris Riemenschneider, author of First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom, and Daniel Corrigan and Danny Sigelman, photographer and author of Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis

1:30-2:30 PM: Martin Keller and Greg Helgeson, author and photographer of Hijinx and Hearsay: Scenester Stories from Minnesota’s Pop Life, and Cyn Collins, author of Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974-1984

The First Avenue exhibit is made possible in part by presenting sponsor, Baird. Media sponsorship provided by the Star Tribune and The Current.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST


Minnesota History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102


Minnesota Historical Society 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102