August 20th The Local Show’s Artists to Watch filled The Cedar with Minnesota’s best, hand-selected by The Local Show’s host Andrea Swensson. The showcase featured Ana Tuiran, Good Night Gold Dust, Tony Peachka, TABAH, Lexii Alijai, Lady Midnight, Holidae, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Porno Wolves, and FRAEA. The night also included a visit by The Wurst’s food truck, a $5 special on all Indeed brews, and displays by local artists.
This show took advantage of The Cedar’s hazy, comfortable interior and their mural-backed outdoor patio. Despite the intermittent rain, patrons gathered around The Cedar’s outdoor stage and braved their way through the drippy sets of Tony Peachka and Lexii Alijai.
The turnout for this event was strong from the get-go, with the majority of concert-goers staying for all six hours of music. State representative Keith Ellison even expressed his support of local music in a letter that was read by one of his representatives, and B.O.Y.F. member, Nicky Leingang. As Swensson pointed out while introducing groups throughout the night, there was something for everyone at this showcase.
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