The Cedar’s mission is to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming, support for emerging artists, and community outreach.

The Cedar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated by a small professional staff in conjunction with the Board of Directors and with assistance from a large pool of volunteers. Reflecting its location in the diverse Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the venue is known for presenting a wide variety of global roots, folk, indie, experimental, bluegrass, Americana and blues artists, as well as artist residencies, educational programs, workshops, films, dances, comedy, spoken word and community events.