The Turf Club

A bar, restaurant and music venue that was originally a dance hall in the 1940s, since the 1990s the Turf Club has been popular with Twin Cities bands, a sharp contrast to previous years when most local bands only played Minneapolis venues. The club has also become an important venue for national and international touring acts. the Turf Club, a name thought to derive from the stables, racetrack, and clubhouse built nearby in 1881 by Norman Kittson, merchant and one-time mayor of Saint Paul. “reputation as the Twin Cities’ foremost place for country two-stepping long before line dancing became a pop-culture phenomenon.”

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