John Mark Nelson album release with Bad Bad Hats

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

Standing show; all ages

John Mark Nelson Sings The Moon album cover

Two months after his high school graduation, John Mark Nelson jumped to the top of Minneapolis' folk-pop scene with 2012's Waiting and Waiting, a homemade album that split the difference between Nick Drake's quiet, stripped-back acoustics and Andrew Bird's orchestral sweep. Two years later, he's ready to make a bigger splash with Sings the Moon (June 24, 2014), the most detailed, collaborative album of his young career.

Warm and welcoming, Sings the Moon conjures up images of a winter's night spent inside a cabin, with a fire in the hearth and a soft song on the radio. Nelson, who fills the songs with autobiographical memories of his past and imagined events of his possible future, calls it "the soundtrack to a single human life." For this folk-pop songwriter, though, the soundtrack is just beginning.

Join the celebration as John Mark Nelson Sings The Moon at The Cedar in a full band show. Bad Bad Hats open.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($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) until 5pm day of show
  • 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 (subject to ticket availability).

John Mark Nelson
The past may be prologue, but for John Mark Nelson, the present is something else entirely: a gateway into a new era of life and the new sound that defines his upcoming album, I'm Not Afraid. Having released two critically lauded albums of melodic,...
Bad Bad Hats
Bad Bad Hats, formed in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the songwriting duo of Chris Hoge and Kerry Alexander. Together, they write songs that are short & sweet, upbeat & smart. With the help of their bassist, Noah Boswell, they were discovered at Macalester...

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