Glam Slam

110 North 5th Street

Where Prince created his own nightclub

In 1989, Prince opened his own night club at this location, naming it Glam Slam after the song of the same name from the album Lovesexy (1988). Besides hosting a wide range of musical acts, Prince himself performed there at least 19 times. Owning his own venue gave him the power to highlight and promote musicians he appreciated and admired—and cut middlemen out of the live-music business. Prince also opened a store to sell New Power Generation merchandise (1408 West Lake Street) during the same period. He sold the club in 1997. Damaged in a 2006 fire and extensively remodeled, the building served as a nightclub until 2013.

Images

Glam Slam calendar, 1991

Glam Slam calendar, 1991

The club featured an eclectic range of performers. | Source: Photo credit: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN. View File Details Page

Building that  once housed Glam Slam, 2018

Building that once housed Glam Slam, 2018

Exterior photograph of the building that once housed Glam Slam, Prince's nightclub in the Warehouse District. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2018. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler. View File Details Page

Alley behind formet location of Glam Slam, 2018

Alley behind formet location of Glam Slam, 2018

Exterior photo of the alley behind Glam Slam, where Prince filmed portions of “My Name is Prince” video. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2018. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler. View File Details Page

Street Address:

110 North 5th Street [map]

Cite this Page:

Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “Glam Slam,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed December 14, 2018, http://digitours.augsburg.edu/items/show/45.

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