At this point in my life (age 26) I’ve been fortunate enough to see a good portion of the globe already. I’ve been to England, France, Wales, and I’ve seen most of the United States, and I’m here to tell you, Minnesota has the best music scene I have even laid eyes on. Whether it’s world-renowned artists making a stop here or local bands playing smaller clubs, there is always an entertaining show going on.


Being that our music scene is so incredible, it should come as no surprise that we have some pretty awesome venues. As an avid concert attendee, I’ve been to a pretty good portion of them at this point, and I’d like to pass the wisdom I’ve acquired on to you. Here are the best music venues (in my opinion) in the land of 10,000 lakes. In no particular order -

  1. Pantages Theatre
  2. State Theatre
  3. The Myth
  4. Hennepin Theatre
  5. The Paramount Theatre
  6. The Xcel Energy Center
  7. The Armory
  8. Palace Theatre
  9. Target Center
  10. First Avenue

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