It usually begins with a murmur. You notice that people keep looking back and around the room. That's when you hear it for yourself: "Prince just walked in." It happens a lot here. Local music legends have made their hangouts legendary, and touring artists make it a point to visit these legendary bars.
Not to say the music scene is all about rock and rap. Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vänskä has earned raves for his incisive conducting and the orchestra's ravishing recordings of Beethoven's symphonies.
But to really get a sense of the local music scene, it's best that you wander into one of the many bars and music venues without knowing anything about the artists. It's a nice little adventure that will be rewarding, no matter where you find yourself. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping your toes and nodding your head through the day; that happens a lot here too.
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Stand on the same stage that Prince, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga and many other local and national artists have performed on for the past 25 years! The historic Fine Line Music Cafe is filled with cherished memories and now you too can create your own timeless experience. For event information, please contact 612.564.3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Barrio is a classy-casual restaurant and tequila bar specializing in chef driven Latin-American cuisine. Barrio offers made to order guacamole, salads, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and tamales along with snappy ceviches and bigger plates such as roasted red snapper and achiote chicken. Their focus is on high quality local and sustainable ingredients when ever possible. The extensive beverage menu displays over 100 tequilas and authentic cocktail and wine selections.
Mill City Nights is downtown's newest music and event establishment! The multi-level venue opened its doors in March 2012 and is operated by AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG. With recent improvements throughout the entire space, Mill City Nights is a smaller, more intimate venue that delivers on customer expectations - both for live concerts and special events. With in-house amenities including a full service kitchen, three bars, state-of-the-art sound/lights/video, and full-service event planning, Mill City Nights is unlike anything else in downtown Minneapolis for all types of parties, fundraisers, meetings and weddings.
The acoustically-excellent, state-of-the-art Ted Mann Concert Hall offers 1,100 comfortable seats, a flexible presentation area and a three-story glass wall-in lobby that overlooks the Mississippi River.