First Avenue at 40

photo: Daniel Corrigan

Last night, Minneapolis' favorite nightclub celebrated its 40th birthday party with a celebration featuring performances from Har Mar Superstar, Dessa, Heiruspecs, and many more. At one point during the night, Mayor R.T. Rybak handed the Burlesque-designed and Larry Winship-crafted key to the city to First Avenue general manager Nate Kranz! You might recognize this key from our "Let's Go Crazy" Purple Rain dance party in the summer of 2009.