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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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Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen

Winner of multiple restaurant awards, Hell’s Kitchen offers "Damn Good Food" by celebrated chefs. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch are on-tap, with private catering/events welcome. Live music during weekend brunch, dinner hour and late…

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Dakota Jazz Club

The Dakota's inspired menu of innovative regional Midwestern fare paired with the best jazz in the Twin Cities guarantees visitors come for the food, and stay for the music.

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First Avenue

First Avenue

The legendary concert venue in Minneapolis, MN. Your Downtown Danceteria since 1970. San Francisco has the Fillmore. New York has the Bowery. D.C. has the 9:30 Club. And Minneapolis has First Avenue and the 7th St Entry. Anyone who knows about music in this…

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Mill City Nights

Mill City Nights

Mill City Nights is a concert and special event venue operated by AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG. Mill City Nights features; state-of-the-art sound/lights/video, a full service kitchen, three full bars, professional event…

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REV Ultra Lounge

REV Ultra Lounge

REV Nightclub in Downtown Minneapolis represents the evolution of Twin Cities Nightlife. Subtle, sophisticated, and elegant, REV is the premiere Minneapolis Nightclub, DJ venue, and Dance Party. Great dance music, great cocktails, and the great people! Join us…

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Shout House Dueling Pianos

Shout House Dueling Pianos

ROCK-N-ROLL, SING-ALONG DUELING PIANOS It's the great music hits of all time combined with great showmanship, energy, and comedy. CELEBRATE LIFE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS!

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Ted Mann Concert Hall

Ted Mann Concert Hall

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.

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The PourHouse

The PourHouse

Prohibition themed retaurant, sports bar & event space located in the historic Lumber Exchange Building. Features 24ft HD screen, state of the art sound & groups up to 700. Join us every Friday and Saturday Night from 10pm-2am for The Sh*tshow. Ask about our party bus!

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