First Avenue and all its venues are getting back in the game and making a big splash for music this Summer.

First Avenue and all of its venues are setting the bar high and have put more than 50 concerts on sale. According to the First Avenue Website, they have some great talent. I looked ahead to July and saw they have the Suburbs. Some people are nodding their head some and shaking their head, some are looking around because they don't know. The Suburbs kick things off with two nights, July 2 and 3, at the 7th Street Entry.

The First Avenue venues include the Turf Club in St. Paul and 7th Street Entry and the Fine Line in Minneapolis. First Avenue was supposed to celebrate its 50th-anniversary last year and never did, so it's doing its best to bring the celebration into 2021.

First Avenue and 7th Street Entry were made largely famous by Purple Rain as the club where Prince (The Kid) starts blowing his chance to make it and then after discovering some things about himself he rallies and plays the perfect song to keep his spot in the line-up. From starting the Funk movement to being the place to play for up and coming bands like the Replacements, it is coming back again from the Pandemic

Here's a list of Bands and Performers and also some prices from the First Avenue Website.

Turf Club
Electric Six with Volk; 7:30 p.m. July 7; $20-$18.
Dessa with Lady Midnight; 7 p.m. July 8-9; $30.
Night Moves; 8 p.m. July 10; $22-$20.
Purple Funk Metropolis, Honeybutter and Sass; 8 p.m. July 16; $15.
Tina and the B-Sides; 8 p.m. July 17; $30.
Space Monkey Mafia with IronStar and Dream of the Wild; 8 p.m. July 23; $15.
Run Westy Run with Lunch Duchess; 8 p.m. July 30; $20.
Martin Zellar; 7:30 p.m. July 31; $25.
Charley Crockett; 7 p.m. Aug. 4; $27-$25.
The Cactus Blossoms; 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7; $25.
Blue Water Highway; 8 p.m. Aug. 20; $15-$12.
A Tribute to Shania Twain; 8 p.m. Aug. 27; $15.
First Avenue
Flip Phone XXL with Gottmik; 9 p.m. July 16; $65-$20.
Flip Phone XXL with Symone; 9 p.m. July 17; $70-$20.
Stupid Horse – A Hyperpop Dance Party; 9 p.m. July 23; $10.
7th Street Entry
The Suburbs; 7:30 p.m. July 2-3; $75.
Horsegirl; 7 p.m. July 8; $15-$12.
Monica LaPlante, EVV and Partial Traces; 8 p.m. July 9; $15.
Blue Felix with Alex Tulp; 8 p.m. July 10; $15.
Zaq Baker and Maria and the Coins; 7:30 p.m. July 15; $10.
Scrunchies with Allergen and WannaBianca; 8 p.m. July 23; $15.
Kokou Kah presents True Fusion Night; 8 p.m. July 24; $15.
Colin Bracewell with Gowns and Durry; 7:30 p.m. July 29; $15.
Bad Bad Hats; 8 p.m. July 30, 4 and 8:30 p.m. July 31; $20.
26 Bats; 8 p.m. Aug. 6; $15.
Mac Irv; 8 p.m. Aug. 13; $18-$15.
Why Not; 7 p.m. Aug. 14; $15-$13.
Lazy Scorsese with the Controversial New Skinny Pill; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19; $15.
Cloud Nothings; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21; $23-$20.
Alien Book Club with Lapdogs, Gramma and Shush; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25; $12-$10.
Emily Blue; 8 p.m. Aug. 26; $12.
Fine Line
Nur-D with Dwynell Roland, Xavier Goodman, and Jaki; 7:30 p.m. July 23; $35-$15.
AG Club; 6:30 p.m. July 28; $23-$20.
Drama with Ric Wilson; 7:30 p.m. July 29; $35-$18.
Love Affair; 9 p.m. July 30; $10.

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