About Us

The What's Up Lounge has been a staple in the Minnesota music community since the early 1990s. We cater to all ages, 18 plus and 21 plus audiences, as well as private events. Our primary draw includes fans of punk, rock, metal, hardcore, rap, rock-a-billy, hip-hop, experimental, jam bands etc.

We dont do new/pop country and no cover bands (unless you throw an original twist on it that impresses the hell out of us). We pride ourselves on booking local, regional and national talent that play primarily original music — this means never having to listen to another Creed cover for the rest of your life. You're welcome.

Over the years our stage has been graced by several well known national acts including:

The Meat Puppets, House of Large Sizes, Libido Boyz, P.O.S, Motion City Soundtrack, American Head Charge, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Tossers, Brother Ali, The Forecast, Align, Trampled by Turtles, Quietdrive, Wesley Willis, Attention, Gameface, Story of the Sea, American Taxi, Afroman, Bob Nanna, Drowning Pool, Drag the River, Wookiefoot, 2 Live Crew, Ludo, Jucifer, Cloud Cult, Mac Lethal, The Rockford Mules, Destrophy, The Ghostwood Project, 3 Inches of Blood, PROF, Hawthorne Heights, The Tank, Detroit and many more.

Interested in playing a show,  booking a private party or have a comment  / suggestion? Get in touch!