2018 Global Summer Series

It’s a summer to remember at The Cedar! Experience a breathtaking spread of genres, styles and sounds from Africa, Latin America, Europe and beyond in the heart of Cedar Riverside. Classic Cedar artists such as Amadou & Mariam, Tinariwen, Bombino, and Femi Kuti return to our stage alongside new acts like Mokoomba, Los Cojolites, Guilhem […]

Read The Cedar’s 2017-18 Annual Report

From Local… to National… to Global…. The Cedar’s work amplifies artistic voices and brings communities together through music.    Welcome to The Cedar Cultural Center’s 2017-18 Annual Report. In the pages to follow, we’re focusing on the ripple effect of music in our community, celebrating the incredible artists who graced our stage in the last year, […]

Apply To Be A 2018-19 Cedar Commissions Artist

Are you a musician interested in creating original new work? Apply to be a 2018-19 Cedar Commissions Artist! The Cedar Commissions is a program that commissions 6 local, emerging artists each year to compose and perform new music, made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Applications are open now, and are due on […]

Announcing New Director of Development Mary Delorié and Booking Director Emmy Carter

The Cedar is excited to welcome Mary Delorié to the team as our new Director of Development. Emmy Carter, who previously held the Director of Development position, will be pivoting within the organization to become The Cedar’s new Booking Director. Congratulations Emmy and Mary!     Mary Delorié: Mary brings extensive nonprofit management and international education […]

Cedar Commissions Guest Blog: Ashantiva

  Vocalist and musician Ashantiva is one of six 2017-18 Cedar Commissions artists. In her project “Book of L” debuting on February 10th (get tickets here) indie-pop and experimental electronic soundscapes open a door into the inner life of L, a young woman writer created by collaging pieces of Ashantiva’s journals with those of Sylvia […]

The Cedar: 29 Years of Opening Doors

  For 29 years, The Cedar has been opening doors to….   MUSIC From world legends to up-and-coming new bands, The Cedar presents unique voices from around the globe in 250 shows and artist-led activities a year. With artists and audiences representing a range of genres, ages, and backgrounds, music is the common heartbeat of […]

The Cedar Announces Interim Co-Executive Directors Lisa Marie Brimmer and Neal Cuthbert

  On behalf of The Cedar’s Board of Directors, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Marie Brimmer and Neal Cuthbert as The Cedar’s new Interim Co-Executive Directors, following former Executive Director Adrienne Dorn’s departure to pursue new career opportunities in October (read full statement here).   Lisa and Neal bring expansive, creative, forward-thinking […]


  Described as a ‘walking creativity’, Twin Cities based See More Perspective is many things; he is an MC, poet, producer, engineer, educator, actor, and so much more. But above it all, he is an artists that strives to ‘inspire, uplift and open doors to possibility and imagination’. See More Perspective will be joining us […]

INTERVIEW: Palabristas Latin@ Wordslingers

  Using the ‘power of the word’ to reach out into the community, los Palabristas are an award winning Minnesota-based collective of poets, spoken word artists, and writers of Chican@/Latin@ heritage. With members located throughout the country, they use their creative minds and fierce words to speak out about the experiences and challenges of underrepresented […]