The Twin Cities Tap Festival will be held at the Cowles Center for Performing Arts and the adjacent Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis' Cultural Theater District. The newly renovated Cowles Center is conveniently located right off the Warehouse District Light Rail stop (blue and green lines), directly across from the now iconic Bob Dylan mural, and within walking distance of Target Field and North Loop district.

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts permanently connects two of downtown Minneapolis' most historic structures, the former Hennepin Center for the Arts (HCA) and the former Shubert Theater, which originally stood two blocks apart. 

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is the Twin Cities' newest arts center and the flagship for dance in Minnesota. Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, The Cowles Center includes the newly refurbished 500-seat Goodale Theater; the former Hennepin Center for the Arts, home to 20 leading dance and performing arts organizations. The Cowles Center is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts.



This year especially, we encourage attendees to use public transportation or to carpool. There are many events happening in downtown Mpls that weekend, so it will be busy. Be prepared for traffic and parking delays.

The Cowles Center is conveniently located 1/2 a block from the Light Rail station at 5th and Hennepin (just a stop before Target Field). Or take an Uber or Lyft to be dropped off at the front door! Parking is available in various nearby ramps and with limited street parking. 

Map of the Area


A block of rooms has been reserved at the AC Hotel by Marriott just 2 blocks down the street from The Cowles Center, and the Aloft Hotel (just a short train ride from the Cowles) Please contact the hotels using the link below to book your rooms.

Aloft Hotel
$169 - Twin Cities Tap block
*King rooms only

Reserve by Oct 13
900 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis MN 55415
(just a quick ride on the light rail to the Cowles Center)

AC Hotels by Marriott
$169 - TCTF room block

Reserve by Sept. 20
401 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55401