upon closing their doors in 2010 with intent to make room for growth, The Record Room first received its epoch-making moniker, having been named after a storage room, (more-so a walk-in closet), used to store crates of records, turntables & deejay gear.
These spaces make up Just two of the many rooms within First Avenue, the 7th St. Entry & the Depot Tavern, all in which make up mazes leading to haunted bathrooms & hallways. A Building where one can feel the energy Minnesota's music history radiates from wall to wall within this old bus station gone nationally acclaimed, superstar venue celebrating its 50th anniversary this past spring.
Formerly known as the VIP Room, The Record Room was a hot spot for dance nights & intimate capacity events for local & touring artists until it was remodeled so that First Avenue Productions may facilitate more office space, as they’ve executed efforts of expansion within the means of operations within a multitude of venues in which have recently been obtained by First Avenue Productions, with the construction of a riverfront amphitheater in motion.
We can't wait to continue to celebrate First Ave's historical efforts invested in making music history, representing what it means to be an independent music business, respectfully so, given the last 50 years spent facilitating events downtown Minneapolis on the corner of N 7th Street & N 1st Avenue.