Construction Begins on Live Nation’s ‘Fillmore Minneapolis’ Concert Venue

The 2000-capacity venue being constructed near Target Field will bring fierce competition to First Avenue

Minneapolis Fillmore
Mockup of the Minneapolis Fillmore

Last updated on March 6th, 2019 at 11:11 am

Construction recently began on Live Nation’s ‘Minneapolis Fillmore’ concert venue in Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood. The 36,000-square-foot venue was originally announced back in 2017, but plans for the construction have been relatively quiet ever since.

The 2000-capacity Fillmore will be the second Minneapolis music venue managed by Live Nation, alongside the 900-capacity Varsity Theater, and will finally give them a direct competitor against First Avenue’s main room in Minneapolis, as well as the First Avenue-managed Palace Theatre in St. Paul. Live Nation also assisted in the 2018 re-opening of the 8,000-capacity Armory in Downtown Minneapolis, where it routinely books shows.

The venue is due to open within the first quarter of 2020 right next to Target Field Station and will be modeled after the legendary San Francisco rock club Fillmore West, featuring the Fillmore’s trademark ambiance, including a prominently featured chandelier in the center of the hall. The Minneapolis Fillmore is expected to host approximately 150 shows per year with annual attendance between 150,000-200,000.

A 150+ room Westin Hotel development, set to be completed this fall, is also a part of the project.

We will update this story as more information regarding the Minneapolis Fillmore becomes available.

Written by Justin Bailey

Managing Editor & Social Media Admin for Music In Minnesota. Graduated Valedictorian of my class from IPR - College of Creative Arts with an A.A.S. in Music & Entertainment Business. ICON Award Winner. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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