Cold Flows for Warm Clothes

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 6:30pm

Standing show; all ages

Cold Flows for Warm Clothes snowflake poster detail

A bunch of Minnesota‚Äôs top hip hop artists come together for the second annual Cold Flows for Warm Clothes, a unique benefit concert to support American Indian youth in South Minneapolis. 

Net proceeds and donations will go toward funding youth programs at Little Earth of United Tribes, a Native run housing complex in the heart of the Minneapolis urban community. All of the artists are donating their time.

The Cold Flows benefit features:

Spotlight Team Deebo (opening act)
Rez Rap Records
Tall Paul
Greg Grease
Big Quarters

DJs Frank Castle and Nimo the Hooligan

Hosted by Toki Wright

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now FREE entry with the donation of a new (or gently used) winter coat on the night of the event.
  • 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.
Tall Paul portrait
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Big Quarters duo photo
Brothers Brandon Allday & Medium Zach are the Minneapolis based, Mexican-American rap-duo Big Quarters. After releasing their third studio album ("Party Like A Young Commie" - 2011), they were invited to join Atmosphere on the 2nd Annual Welcome to...
Rez Rap Records group photo
Rez Rap Records is an independent label created in 2010, in the heart of the motherland of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Rez Rap Records was founded on integrity and discipline; the idea that success comes only with a relentless work...
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Toki Wright, photo by Karolina Karlic
Most known as opening act and hypeman for Brother Ali, Toki is not only a well established emcee but one of the hardest working community activists in the Twin Cities area. With numerous accolades and a tour history that has taken him from New York to Uganada...
Bionik head shot
Stefon BIONIK Taylor grew up in Minneapolis and began creating music at 12 years old. He started his professional career at Chicago Recording Company under the mentorship of Grammy award winning mix engineer/producer Peter Mokran (R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige,...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota