Concerts & Live Music

Minneapolis Northwest is just minutes from downtown, one of the best spots to discover music of all kinds through its creative culture, incredibly talented musicians and outstanding venues. From local favorites to big name bands, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable night out!

Home to music legend Prince, you can expect nothing but the best in local venues in Minneapolis. Catch a show at the historic First Avenue, one of the longest running, independently owned and operated venues in the United States, which has served as a launching pad for artists and bands like the Replacements, Atmosphere, Lizzo, and Prince. Other notable Twin Cities venues include the Palace Theatre, The Fitzgerald Theater, Dakota Jazz Club, Varsity Theater and a variety of other unique and intimate music venues, along with several large-scale venues like The Armory, Target Center and Excel Energy Center.

Looking for a lowkey spot to enjoy outdoor music on a beautiful summer day? You’re in luck with endless outdoor concert series options in Minneapolis Northwest, at the beautiful Centennial Park in Brooklyn Center, outside the Community Center or at the Historic Eidem Farm in Brooklyn Park, and at the stunning Town Green bandshell in Maple Grove.

Nightlife

Minneapolis Northwest is close to all the action in the Twin Cities. Our convenient location off major highways means a smooth trip to and from the area’s most popular attractions, concerts, and events. Plan a night on the town and see a show-stopping performance or get caught up in the buzz...