Pokey LaFarge with Al Scorch

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:30pm

Partially seated, with room to dance!

Pokey LaFarge portrait

Musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist Pokey LaFarge is on a mission, encouraging audiences worldwide to think differently about what it means to celebrate musical traditions. Taking as a springboard songs from the first half of last century, Pokey breathes new life into classic forms, aided and abetted by a newly expanded 6-piece line-up, complete with trumpet and clarinet. Tonight's show will be a preview of Pokey's upcoming June release of new album Pokey LaFarge on Jack White's Third Man Records.

As Pokey explains it, “It’s not retro music. It’s American music that never died.”

Al Scorch out of Chicago opens.

 Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($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 (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
Pokey LaFarge portrait
Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with...
Al Scorch band photo
Grafting literate, character-driven song craft and Mid-American roots with a post-punk DIY attitude, Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch charts a new musical topography with a five-string banjo. In his new full-length CD release...

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