First Avenue & 7th St Entry is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

1. First Avenue & 7th St Entry

9.5
701 1st Ave N (at 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Downtown West · 126 tips and reviews

Dan Z.Dan Zajac: One of the best spots for Live Music in Minneapolis...this is the hot spot!! They're recently re-painting the stars (with band's names on them) on the building and limiting them from 500 stars to 400. Read more.

Dan W.Dan Walch: Great Twin Cities concert venue.

City PagesCity Pages: The quintessential Twin Cities rock club. A true classic. Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages Best of 2014!

Orchestra Hall is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

2. Orchestra Hall

9.0
1111 Nicollet Ave (at 11th St), Minneapolis, MN
Concert Hall · Downtown West · 25 tips and reviews

Rose Marie J.Rose Marie James: If you're a student, don't forget to bring your ID to get student rush tickets before a concert!

Katelyn H.Katelyn Henagin: The annual Concordia Christmas concert is a must. Beautiful music and wonderful performers.

Jana M.Jana Meckler: Young People's concert is a fabulous experience.

Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

3. Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes

8.7
1308 4th St SE (at 13th Ave SE), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Dinkytown · 67 tips and reviews

Sarah A.Sarah Anderson: Great for a more intimate feeling concert. Read more.

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages in 2012! From the lush decor, to the style and color, to the lounge-like bathrooms, to the sound; There is no better way to get pampered than the Varsity.

BingBing: Even though Minneapolis is a cold city, this venue is a magical place! The people who live here love to see live music, and everyone should experience seeing live music at Varsity.” – Andy Grammer

Hell's Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

4. Hell's Kitchen

9.0
80 S 9th St (Btw Marquette & Nicollet), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Downtown West · 294 tips and reviews

Betsey G.Betsey Giles: Great live local music venue AND great food, a rare combination in the Twin Cities.

Brian C.Brian Caauwe: Brunch was fantastic, and included a live band to top off the experience.

DDMcsnatchDDMcsnatch: I love their decor! Amazing artwork. Went during happy hour and it was packed. Service was a bit slow- assuming due to the crowd. Drinks were a bit pricey. Awesome live music!

Cedar Cultural Center is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

5. Cedar Cultural Center

8.9
416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Cedar-Riverside · 30 tips and reviews

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 editors’ pick for best place to see a concert.

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Concert Venue of 2013! It's always all-ages, a true melting pot often finding ways to encourage its artists to present their work in new and unusual ways. Read more.

AmandaAmanda: City Pages Best Concert Venue - 2013

Aster Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

6. Aster Cafe

8.9
125 SE Main St (btwn Central & SE 3rd Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · Marcy - Holmes · 98 tips and reviews

Jaimeson W.Jaimeson Wennerstrum: Go here for the live music; you won't regret it!

METRO magazineMETRO magazine: The Aster complements its elegant aesthetics with live music and an array of cheese plates, salads, sandwiches, local brews and tea-infused drinks. Read more.

City PagesCity Pages: If you find yourself near the river at lunchtime, Aster offers a variety of homemade sandwiches. Those taking in a romantic moonlight gaze at the river can have a cocktail & catch nightly live music. Read more.

Lake Harriet Band Shell is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

7. Lake Harriet Band Shell

9.3
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN
General Entertainment · Linden Hills · 20 tips and reviews

Barbara B.Barbara B: What an awsome place for a concert!

Brent M.Brent Metzler: Great concerts here in the summer

Corryn V.Corryn Vitek: This is my favorite place to spend a summer evening. Bring a picnic supper, pull up a blanket and enjoy some music. Grab some popcorn or an ice cream cone for a treat afterwards.

Icehouse is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

8. Icehouse

8.9
2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Whittier · 92 tips and reviews

Leah M.Leah Michele: Great space, great sound system for live music. Casual atmosphere. Less than stellar service, though.

Sharifa S.Sharifa Simon: Love that the menu changes. If the aerated cheesecake or the rabbit saddle w/ sausage comes back, order it! Brunch is delicious, the live music makes it very unique, the building is a gem.

Albert M.Albert M: Atmosphere: excellent, jazz band, live music. Food: great, the lamb is excellent. Overall it's a great restaurant with very good service, good food and super good music!

Target Center is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

9. Target Center

7.4
600 1st Ave N (6th & 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Basketball Stadium · Warehouse District · 89 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Home of the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and the Minnesota Fighting Pike of the Arena Football League, in addition to being a major concert venue.

Maria H.Maria Heinen: Great place for NBA Basketball and concert and great crowed and nice people are working hard here ❤️😇👼👍👍👍

Lane P.Lane Pelovsky: Good Basketball stadium! Crowded concourses. Good for concerts

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

10. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

9.1
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
Restaurant · Downtown West · 65 tips and reviews

Soul TrainSoul Train: Cover for the shows are waived w/ a $20 per person purchase on Foodie Nights. Live music from folks like Les Nubians, Judy Collins and Bobby Lyle.

Solange G.Solange Guillaume: Best late-night music in town - for $5 Friday and Saturday come see great local musician - some jazz, some not.

Hi M.Hi Me: Live music is great, just get the set menu option, sit back and relax

Northrop Auditorium is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

11. Northrop Auditorium

9.3
84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN
Performing Arts Venue · University · 3 tips and reviews

Nick B.Nick B: Great concert venue.

Jon M.Jon Mayfield: Beautiful space, fantastic paninis in the cafe

Emily J.Emily Johnson: Saw Marina and the Diamonds here, auditorium is lovely.

7th Street Entry is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

12. 7th Street Entry

8.8
701 1st Ave N (on 7th St), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Warehouse District · 36 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages in 2010. It’s small enough topromise an intimate performance but big enough to catch popular acts.

LynhurstLynhurst: The band Lynhurst has a concert here Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m.! Read more.

Sara A.Sara A: My favorite music venue! There isn't a bad spot for a show here!

The Cabooze is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

13. The Cabooze

8.1
917 Cedar Ave S (Franklin Avenue), Minneapolis, MN
Rock Club · Seward · 41 tips and reviews

Josh H.Josh Hardy: Great live music. "Where everbody knows your name" vibe.

Anna L.Anna Lindbeck: Granger smith put on an amazing concert! Great venue.

Brittany F.Brittany Freeman: Good music, cheap dirinks, awesome time!

Mill City Museum is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

14. Mill City Museum

9.0
704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
History Museum · Downtown East · 40 tips and reviews

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Spend a warm night among the ruins at the museum's summer courtyard concert series.

Rachel K.Rachel Kolias: $5.00 concerts every Thursday in August in the Ruins!

Nicky Y.Nicky Y.: A good history to hear and how smart the City can turn this old place to concert venue.

Lake Harriet is one of The 15 Best Places with Live Music in Minneapolis.

15. Lake Harriet

9.5
Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN
Lake · Linden Hills · 39 tips and reviews

Jason D.Jason Davidson: Its a great place to bike... Catch one of the concerts.

Glenn L.Glenn Lindgren: Don't pass up the Lyndale Park Gardens: rose, Japanese rock, and a Bird sanctuary nature trail that will take you back to the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Ride the trolley!

HISTORYHISTORY: The lake was donated to Minneapolis in 1885. There's an "elf house" carved into the base of an ash tree. For years one could leave a letter for the elf supposedly living there & sometimes get a reply.