The Cedar’s mission is to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming, support for emerging artists, and community outreach.
The Cedar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated by a small professional staff in conjunction with the Board of Directors and with assistance from a large pool of volunteers. Reflecting its location in the diverse Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the venue is known for presenting a wide variety of global roots, folk, indie, experimental, bluegrass, Americana and blues artists, as well as artist residencies, educational programs, workshops, films, dances, comedy, spoken word and community events.
The Cedar was established in 1989 and operates in a building that was constructed as a movie theater in 1948. It’s the only all-ages venue of its kind in the Midwest.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How To Buy tickets
Patrons can buy tickets for Cedar show online, via outlets, and at The Cedar during shows. Read up on ticket options and our refund & all-ages policies here.
Directions & Parking
It’s easy to get to The Cedar by bus, light rail or car. Parking is available at the University of Minnesota 19th Avenue Ramp, located just 1/3 block east of the Cedar Cultural Center on Riverside Avenue.
The Cedar offers an excellent selection of beer and wine for those of drinking age, and sodas, bottled water juice, hot coffee and tea, and the famous Cedar chai for all. Snacks, including cookies, nuts, chips, and chocolate are also available.
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The Cedar does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and events. We strive to make our facilities available to as many community members as possible.
Funders And Supporters
Thanks to the following organizations and foundations who make The Cedar’s work possible.
Annual reports And Financials