Doors: 5:00pm / Trivia: 6:00pm
First Avenue and Let It Be Records have joined forces, offering Tunes Trivia At The Turf Club events in March and April for all music nerds and novices out there looking for a challenge. Formatted and hosted by Ryan Cameron of Let It Be Records, Tunes Trivia features special guests from the Twin Cities music community, as well as rounds of trivia with clues including audio, photo and video clips.
Each night the top-scoring three teams (of 1-4 people) will be awarded prizes. In addition to the nightly prizes, there is a Grand Prize for the highest cumulative team score through the series; the more often a team shows up, the better their chances are of taking home the Grand Prize.
Prize packs include tickets to shows at First Avenue, the Turf Club, and 7th St Entry; First Avenue and Turf Club merchandise; and gift cards for The Depot Tavern and Turf Club. The Grand Prize is an ENTIRE MONTH of free shows in May 2017. This includes all shows at First Avenue, the Turf Club, and 7th St Entry. The pack includes two (2) tickets per show to share among the winning team members.
Copies of Heyday by First Avenue photographer Daniel Corrigan will be available for purchase each night, as some of his iconic photos may end up as clues. There will be a selection of used vinyl for sale, so music nerds are encouraged to show up early to check out the wax, grab a drink, and snag a table.
Chris Riemenschneider has been covering the Twin Cities music scene since 2001, long enough to earn a shout-out from Prince during “Play That Funky Music (White Boy).” The St. Paul native was also a music critic at the Austin American-Statesman for five years.
REINA DEL CID
Part singer songwriter group, part rock band you can find REINA DEL CID and company at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos. After building a devoted online following as a solo artist, Del Cid teamed up with talented musicians Toni Lindgren, Zach Schmidt, and Andrew Foreman to develop a sophisticated sound with broad appeal, drawing in mixed crowds from jamheads to college students to white haired intelligentsia.