The Current's 12th Birthday Parties

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

The Current's 12th Birthday

First Avenue
701 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1775


Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:00 PM, MPR members
Friday, December 9, 2016, 12:00 PM, public


The Current will celebrate a dozen years on the radio with two nights of live music at First Avenue on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Friday night’s (Jan. 27) First Avenue lineup includes Kenyan-born, Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Jay Smart, local Afrobeat 12-piece band Black Market Brass, folk-rocker Strand of Oaks, Portland-based folk trio Joseph and local indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith.

On Saturday night (Jan. 28), Minneapolis garage rock/garage pop singer Monica LaPlante, Canadian rockers Sam Roberts Band, '60s psychedelic folk wunderkind duo the Lemon Twigs, local indie-pop singer-songwriter Haley Bonar and local six-piece ZULUZULUU will take the stage.


Friday, Jan. 27

11:05 p.m.: Jeremy Messersmith Forum session
10:00 p.m.: Joseph Studio session
9:05 p.m.: Strand of Oaks Studio session
8:15 p.m. Black Market Brass Studio session
7:30 p.m.: Jay Smart Studio session

Sold Out!

Saturday, Jan. 28

11:05 p.m.: Haley Bonar Studio session
10:00 p.m.: The Lemon Twigs Studio session
9:05 p.m.: ZULUZULUU Studio session
8:15 p.m.: Sam Roberts BandStudio session
7:30 p.m.: Monica LaPlante Studio session

Sold Out!

Tickets and MPR Member Pre-sale

Tickets will be on sale online to MPR Members only on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at 12 p.m. CT (service fees will apply). MPR Members must have a valid MPR member ID to purchase tickets during the online pre-sale. Limit six tickets per MPR member ID, per night.

All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 12 p.m. CT (service fees will apply). Limit six tickets per person, per night. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public in person at First Avenue's Depot on Friday, Dec. 9 at noon (service fees will apply). Limit six tickets per person, per night. The Depot is located at 17 N 7th St. in Minneapolis.

18+ (those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult)