Whether you are visiting Minneapolis or you are a life long resident, the city of Minneapolis has a lot to offer including a stellar music scene. There is music for all tastes, from contemporary to classical music; from symphony orchestra to rock 'n roll bands. Minneapolis likes to think of itself as an oasis of cool in the upper Midwest offering big name national music acts and little known regional names every night of the week.
Minneapolis has many fine establishments for viewing concerts. Large music venues in Minneapolis include the Target Center, Xcel Energy Center and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Minneapolis area is also home to several small and medium venues, including the 7th Street Entry, Fine Line Music Café, Northrop Auditorium, Orchestra Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Quest Club, State Theatre and the Varsity Theater.
However, the most historic and influential small musical venue in Minneapolis and in the entire state of Minnesota is First Avenue, a nightclub that initially opened as The Depot in 1970. A trip to see a concert at First Avenue is a unique music experience not matched by any other venue.
The music of Minnesota has played a role in the historical and cultural development of Minnesota and, of course, Minneapolis. As with the culture of Minnesota in general, the state's music scene centers on the Minneapolis - Saint Paul area. No doubt Minnesota and specifically Minneapolis has something fundamentally tuneful going for it, Minneapolis has produced a number of famous performers, such as Bob Dylan, who was born in Hibbing and began his musical career in the Minneapolis area, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who eventually formed The Time and produced for Gladys Knight and Janet Jackson.
Minnesota's modern music scene includes rock, hip hop and electronic music, and is especially known for punk rock and hardcore. Prior to the evolution of punk in the 1970s, there was little rock and roll tradition from Minneapolis, which author Steven Blush attributed to a lack of anything to "rebel against", noting that it was Minneapolis' friendly atmosphere that made future hardcore punk musicians "crazy and rebellious. "
The Minneapolis music scene is definitely hot and Minneapolis concert goers will not be disappointed with the selection of stars or venues to watch them in. Minneapolis concert tickets go fast so reserve them quickly and be prepared for an evening of music greatness!