Brazilfest MN presents CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO

Brazilfest MN Presents

Brazilfest MN presents CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO

Sat, March 3, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$22 Advance / $30 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, ​at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. 

Carnaval Brasileiro
Carnaval Brasileiro
The most attended and longest-running annual Brazilian event in the Twin Cities celebrates its 16th annual Carnaval Brasileiro on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at The Cedar Cultural Center. Over 50 singers, drummers, samba dancers, capoeiristas (Brazilian martial artists) and artisans will transform The Cedar into an authentically festive Brazilian cultural experience! Guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest and his ten-piece group Beira Mar Brasil will host the very unique Carnaval Brasileiro Masquerade Ball. Everest is a world music expert and leads a band steeped in the sounds of Brazil — Samba, Axé, Frevo, Baião, and other dance-inducing styles from throughout the country. Singer and samba dancer extraordinaire, Dandara, will join Everest on stage. Direct from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil’s famous party-loving city, Dandara performs at over 50 carnival celebrations around the world each year in Europe, North America, and of course, Brazil. 2018 will mark her twelfth straight appearance in Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities! In addition to Dandara, Everest, and Beira Mar Brasil, other performers will include the 15-piece Brazilian percussion ensemble Batucada Do Norte, Drumheart percussion group, dance instructors Ginga and Leonardo Paixão, samba dancers Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz from São Paulo, Brazil, and the Brazilian martial arts group Floração Capoeira of Minnesota. Carnaval guests will be able to try out carnival masks created by master Brazilian artisan Goretti Aamot or have their face and body painted (just like they do it in Rio!).
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or