R.T. Rybak book launch for Pothole Confidential at First Avenue on April 13

In celebration of R.T. Rybak's memoir POTHOLE CONFIDENTIAL, First Avenue is hosting a launch party April 13 with music, ice cream, and more. This fundraiser supports the city of Minneapolis's STEP-UP youth employment program.


Featuring Big Trouble + dVRG, with special guests Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Toki Wright, Terry Walsh, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch, plus the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band

Press Release Date: 2016-03-04T05:51:00+00:00

Minneapolis, MN, March 4, 2016 — Former Mayor R.T. Rybak will celebrate the launch of his new memoir, Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis, with a night of local music, highlights from the book, and a book signing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

The 18+ event starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and will be a fundraiser to support the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment program.

Rybak will give a behind-the-scenes tour of his years running the city of Minneapolis in between songs from featured musical acts:

Big Trouble + dVRG

With special guests:
Chris Koza
Lucy Michelle
Toki Wright
Terry Walsh
DJ Shannon Blowtorch 

Plus the World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band

A signing with Rybak will follow the show and books will be available for purchase from Magers & Quinn Booksellers. Sebastian Joe’s will be offering free ice cream scoops to attendees, including Rybak’s favorite, The Flavor Formerly Known at Nicollet Avenue Pothole. 

Pothole Confidential is a clear-eyed look inside the life and times of Minneapolis and its dynamic three-term mayor. In the words of Lizz Winstead “This book is a love letter to Minneapolis and it tells the riveting story of what you must tackle to make and keep a city great.” Rybak takes readers into the highs and lows and the daily drama of a life inextricably linked with the city. Pothole Confidential is that rare document from a politician: one more concerned with the people he served and the issues of his time than with burnishing his own credentials.



Our Minneapolis: R.T.’s Big Book Launch Party!

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Where: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 North First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Time: 6:00 PM doors, 7:00 PM show, 8:30 PM book signing with R.T.

Tickets: $10. Purchase here.


Fundraiser to support City of Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment program