"First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom" Exhibit Opening

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"First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom" Exhibit Opening

Sat., May 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

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 features guest DJs Papersleeves, Cyn Collins, Lazerbeak, and The Current's Andrea Swensson and Jake Rudh. 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.

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