California Guitar Trio has a singular sound that crisscrosses genres between rock, jazz, classical , folk, and world music, with the occasional dash of surf rock. Though they’re dazzling musicians, their personal audience connection through humor and stories invites audiences to be a part of the music, too.
Frankie Lee returns to The Cedar with his sophomore album, Stillwater. Based on the loss of youth, with a focus on the dissolution of love, as well as the real life of the working class, Stillwater is a scrapbook of short stories, reveries and musical growth by one of America’s greatest unknown songwriters.
Come celebrate with us the life of the legendary Tony “Little Sun” Glover. The program will include remembrances from family and friends, projections, and a photo board featuring pictures from Tony’s life. Ample space will be provided to share thoughts and stories about this beloved and one-of-a-kind icon.
What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the spacetime continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters. The founders of wizard rock, their high-energy live show has been legend for over a decade since Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows. If you’re a Potter fan (or if you aren’t), don’t miss this fantastic show!
Bill Callahan is a paradox. He’s vulnerable yet elusive and distant, all at the same time. His low voice, nylon guitar, and keyboard arrangements are nothing short of beautiful and evoke a meditative state, inviting his listeners to join in his journey towards understanding and truth.
Dave Alvin’s album King of California has stood the test of time. A quarter of a century later, each song still rings true to listeners today. Alvin returns to The Cedar to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of this album with his beloved sound fusing Americana, roots rock, and country rock sensibilities.
Sarah Shook makes country music, but to leave it at that is a disservice to her and The Disarmers’ innovation. Avoiding mainstream country, her brand is closer to outlaw country or honky-tonk punk. Named one of the most important new voices, hers is a show to not miss. The blues, punk artist Sunny War will open the night, her voice carrying the melancholy of Billie Holliday.
Free Minds, Free People and Midwest Mixed present “Let’s Get Free” a fundraiser show featuring all local artists. Tall Paul is an Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota, Izell Pyramid is a sibling, RnB electronic duo, and sunSETS will provide a DJ set.
Join The Cedar and Minnesota Orchestra at this free, family-friendly event featuring musical performances inside Orchestra Hall and on the City of Minneapolis' newly reinvigorated Peavey Plaza. Outdoor food vendors, food trucks and local craft merchants make this 12-hour festival a perfect way to spend a summer Saturday!