Ring in the Holidays at The Cedar


While the days grow colder, what better way to enjoy the winter than with music celebrations? From funk and soul Christmases to bluegrass Yuletide balls, Irish American holiday jigs, and Year-in-Review comedy shows, The Cedar is the place to be this December! Get tickets for all our shows at thecedar.org.


The 9th Annual Dosh & Friends returns to The Cedar for another year, featuring Martin Dosh, beloved Minnesota based multi-instrumentalist. Using percussive elements, synthesizers, and samplers, Dosh will be joined by openers JT Bates, Anthony Cox, Guitar Party, and Guitarkestra. You won’t want to miss the party

Dosh and Friends with Guitar Party and JT Bates & Anthony Cox
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$12 Advance / $15 Day of show
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Needing somewhere to show off this year’s ugly sweater? The 8th Annual Yuletide Sweater Ball features Minneapolis local country/bluegrass/folk groups The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins, Kind Country and Stringdingers. Bring your best holiday cheer and your dancing shoes to this lively string band showcase.

Yuletide Sweater Ball
with Pistol Whippin Party Penguins, Kind Country, and Stringdingers
Friday, December 16th, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$10 Advance / $12 Day of show
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The acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan & her award-winning band celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas with The Winter’s Heart. Featuring Cathie’s heart stirring vocals & the virtuoso musicianship of Patsy O’Brien on guitar & vocals, Patrick Mangan (Riverdance) on fiddle, & Kieran O’Hare (Celtic Legends) on uillean pipes, flute, and tin whistle, this musical celebration of the holidays is sure to warm the heart.

Cathie Ryan’s The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$22 Advance / $25 Day of show
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Jaedyn James & The Hunger (electric funk powerhouse) presents A Funk & Soul Christmas Show featuring Motown soul/hip hop artist Danami & the Blue and New Orleans country gospel/funk artist, Brian “Snowman” Powers. Get groovy for the holidays at The Cedar.

Jaedyn James & The Hunger, Danami & the Blue, and Brian “Snowman” Powers
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
$14 Advance / $16 Day of show / $12 day of show with item donation to People Serving People
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Rounding out the end of the year is Lizz Winstead’s Controversy 2016: The Year in Review comedy show. Co-creator of The Daily Show and a Minnesota born comedian, political satirist, radio and television personality, and blogger, Winstead’s vivacious humor and candor will have the audience rolling.

Lizz Winstead Controversy 2016: The Year in Review
Friday December 30th, 2016 – Doors 7:00/ Show 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 31st, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$45 Advance / $55 Day of show /$65 VIP
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