FAQ

Venue

Q: Where is The Cedar Cultural Center located?
A: The Cedar is located at 416 Cedar Ave S, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Directions and maps are available here.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking is available at the University of Minnesota 19th Avenue Ramp, just 1/3 block east of the Cedar Cultural Center on Riverside Avenue. 300 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Q: Do you offer validated parking for patrons attending an event?
A: No.

Q: What kind of food and beverages do you serve?
A: You can see a list of all our concession offerings here.

Q: What does The Cedar look like from the street?
A: The Cedar is in a 1948 vintage former movie theater–look for the brightly lit marquee above street level. Here’s a street-level view (in late summer!)

Q: What does the Cedar interior look like?
A: Take a look at these photos on Flickr.

Tickets

Q: How do I buy tickets to Cedar shows?
A: Information on all our ticket options is available here.

Services

Q: Is The Cedar wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes. The Cedar’s property is entirely on the ground level. There is a a single-unit, all-gender, ADA accessible restroom to accommodate patrons of all needs.

Q: Do you offer seating for people with disabilities?
A: Yes. Please call The Cedar to request reserved seating.

Shows

Q: What time do doors open for my show?
A: To be sure, check the individual event page for the show (click through to your particular show from the listing here), but usually either 30 minutes or 1 hour before show time.

Q: When does the show REALLY start?
A: The show times we list are very close to actual start times–you can expect shows to start within 5 or 10 minutes of the listed show time, barring occasional delays.

Q: What does Standing Show (or Standing Room Only) mean?
A: This is a show with an open floor (no seats). We do, however, provide a limited amount of non-central seating as a courtesy for those who need it.

Q: Why on earth does The Cedar persist in presenting artists who perform to a standing audience?
A: Believe it or not, many people prefer to see shows standing up!

Q: Why on earth does The Cedar persist in presenting artists who perform to a sitting audience?
A: Believe it or not, many people prefer to see shows sitting down!

Q: How does The Cedar determine if a show is to have seats or not?
A: This is entirely driven by the artist(s) or their representative. Some music is meant for dancing, and some artists simply prefer the energy of a standing crowd, or the ambience of a seated room. In many cases, an artist would simply play at a different venue if The Cedar did not offer the option of a seated show or a standing show. Either way, the decision is made when the show is booked, and clearly identified before tickets are put on sale. For standing shows, we will accommodate those with special needs with chairs upon request, although in those instances we cannot guarantee an unobstructed view of the stage.

Q: Can I bring my children to an event?
A: Yes, children are welcome at all Cedar events. Some events are more suitable for children than others, and we do ask that you supervise your children at all times.

Q: I like to talk loudly to my friends right through quiet acoustic performances. Is The Cedar the right place for me?
A: No. The Cedar is often referred to as “a listening room,” alhough The Cedar does have some rock concerts as well.

Q: Some shows are listed as having Center Section and General Admission tickets available. What is the difference between these types of seating?
A: Ticket holders with Center Section seats will be able to sit in a special reserved block of seats located in the center section of the room. Those with General Admission will be welcome to sit anywhere else in the room.

Q: What is the policy for photography at The Cedar?
A: No flash photography permitted. Non-flash photography is permitted at most shows, at the discretion of the artist performing. Please check in with The Cedar staff that night to confirm, and please be respectful of other members of the audience. Limit your photography to the first 3 songs of the set.

Q: How about taping shows?
A: Taping is not allowed, unless permission has been obtained from the artist.

Performers and Management

Q: Where can I find the tech specs for The Cedar?
A: Please visit our Venue Information page.

Q: I’d like to perform at The Cedar. Who do I contact?
A: Visit our contact page, and select Bookings.

Volunteers

Q: I’m interested in becoming a Cedar volunteer. How do I get started?
A: Terrific! Read over our volunteer page here– it is likely to have the answers to all your questions.

Neighborhood

Q: What restaurants are nearby?
A: Lots to choose from- here are a few possibilities from Google.

Q: What hotels are nearby?
A: Again, lots to choose from; Aloft Minneapolis and Courtyard Marriott are especially convenient.