Hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer Guante will do one set of spoken word and one more rap-oriented set. Outside on the Cedar patio...free!
World-beat grooves combined with elements of modern and traditional jazz, latin rhythms, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds: good music outside on the Cedar patio in the heart of the internationally-oriented West Bank.
Love it ... It has the plainspoken, mournful power of bluegrass and the elegance and intricacy of American classical, like Copland or Barber. Fantastic record. (Rosanne Cash)
North Carolina acoustic duo Mandolin Orange prove that they have the juice with their new double album Haste Make/Hard Hearted Stranger. Good listening out on the patio.
Join clawhammer banjoista and singer Evie Ladin on a warm summer's night outside on the Cedar patio for an evening of contemporary folk with deep roots. As Mike Marshall says, "She's got a voice that draws you in, a groove on the banjo that won't quit".
Bluesman Charlie Parr. On the patio. The launch of the FREE Cedar Outdoors series. Beer specials from Tallgrass Brewing. Food from Scratch food truck. Be there.
CEDAR OUTDOORS + INVISIBLE ARTS
Cedar Outdoors is a summer series of six free, interactive community arts and concert events on The Cedar’s outdoor patio.
NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE HOUR The Cedar will provide free coffee and a space for neighborhood residents, members of Ka Joog, and Cedar patrons to gather and socialize.
SOLD OUT: Jazz88 KBEM 88.5 FM presents The Snoose Boulevard Stomp Concert and Dance Party with Butch Thompson and Friends (FREE!)
Please join jazz pianist Butch Thompson, as he hosts this unique dance party at The Cedar. In addition to Butch's specially formed Hiawatha Jazz Band playing for dancing, on the bill are ballroom dancers/instructors Bill and Shannon Butler and choreographer Sarah LaRose , who will premier "A Solas," a new collaborative dance piece with Butch.
During the early 1900s, the West Bank and Cedar Avenue, its main thoroughfare, were known as "Snoose Boulevard," the center of Swedish-American culture in the city. The term was revived during the '70s by the fondly remembered "Snoose Boulevard Festival' and its creator, folklorist and musician Maury Bernstein
The Flatlanders -- Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock -- three of Texas’ most respected singer/songwriters, have been friends for over 40 years. The group was originally formed in the early 1970s, when the three young men found themselves back in their hometown of Lubbock, TX. At one of their first gigs, they were named a winner of the inaugural Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Singer/Songwriter Competition. The band recorded a project, but it was only released in a small run on 8-track tape.
The Flatlanders quietly disbanded in 1973. Gilmore, Ely, and Hancock each went on to become cult heroes with successful solo careers as pioneers in alternative country, influencing the likes of Uncle Tupelo and The Clash.
It was that individual success that garnered renewed interest in their earlier project. In 1990, Rounder Records issued the obscure 1972 Flatlander sessions.
After nearly two years of artistic silence, Murzik makes a comeback with their most ambitious release to date, new album A Cat Named Murzik. Spending the past two years on re-evaluating their creative direction, the band finds itself emerging from a contemplative respite armed with new talent and vigor. Originally formed by long-time college friends singer-songwriter Bryan Steenerson and accordionist Nathan Simar, the lineup now includes cellist Ryan Pfeiffer, violinist Christopher Becknell, and drummer Alex Budrow.
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers live at the Cedar. Local singer-songwriter extraordinaire Chris Koza opens.
The Cedar is now fully air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!
Ticket options and info
- On sale date: noon Fri Mar 23
- Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 2 ($2 fee per ticket)
- In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
- Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
- All Cedar shows are all ages.
- Students with ID may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
What he played did as much to form my music as my writing those songs...This is one of the great slide players of all time. (Jackson Browne, Rolling Stone 5/27/10)