Q: Where is The Cedar Cultural Center located?
A: The Cedar is located at 416 Cedar Ave S, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking is available at the University of Minnesota 19th Avenue Ramp, just 1/3 block east of the Cedar Cultural Center on Riverside Avenue. 300 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Q: Do you offer validated parking for patrons attending an event?
A: No.

Q: What kind of food and beverages do you serve?
A: Our concessions include beer choices focusing on our incredible local/regional beer scene, with selections from Summit, Surly, Indeed, Fulton, Burning Brothers, Harriet, Lift Bridge and more. 

Our wine selection is a reflection of our long relationship with our friends at The Wine Company. We offer three white & three reds. Our non-alcoholic selections include Coca-Cola products, Nantucket Nectars juices, Joia all-natural sodas, Frontier Chai and Peace Coffee.

We carry a variety of snacks including chocolate, nuts packaged by the good people at Midwest Northern Nut, and cookies from Cookie Cart in North Minneapolis, an organization providing local teens with work, life & leadership skills.

Q: What does The Cedar look like from the street?
A: The Cedar is in a 1948 vintage former movie theater. Look for the brightly lit marquee above street level. 

Q: What does the Cedar interior look like?
A: Take a look at these photos on Flickr.


Q: Where can I buy tickets to Cedar shows?
A: Information on all our ticket options is available here.

Q: Do you sell Gift Cards?
A: Yes! Gift cards are your one-stop shop for all things Cedar. They’re redeemable for Cedar concert tickets, Cedar shirts, food, and drinks. You can buy them online, in person at Cedar shows, or by calling our info line at 612-338-2674 ext 0 during business hours, M-F 11am-4pm.


Q: Is The Cedar wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes. The Cedar’s property is entirely on the ground level. There is a a single-unit, all-gender, ADA accessible restroom to accommodate patrons of all needs.

Q: Do you offer seating for people with disabilities?
A: Yes. To request disability-related accommodations for an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or You can read more about all our access policies and offerings here.


Q: What time do doors open for my show?
A: Doors usually either open 30 minutes or 1 hour before show time. Check event pages or your ticket for information. 

Q: When does the show start? 
A: The show times we list are very close to actual start times–you can expect shows to start within 5 or 10 minutes of the listed show time, barring occasional delays.

Q: What does Standing Show (or Standing Room Only) mean?
A: This is a show with an open floor (no seats). We do, however, provide a limited amount of non-central seating as a courtesy for those who need it.

Q: What does Seated Show mean?
A: This is a show with general admission seating. We recommend showing up to shows around the door time if you have a seating preference, as the seating is first come, first served.  

Q: How does The Cedar determine if a show is to have seats or not?
A: This is entirely driven by the artist(s) or their representative. Some music is meant for dancing, and some artists simply prefer the energy of a standing crowd, or the ambience of a seated room. In many cases, an artist would simply play at a different venue if The Cedar did not offer the option of a seated show or a standing show. Either way, the decision is made when the show is booked, and clearly identified before tickets are put on sale. For standing shows, we will accommodate those with special needs with chairs upon request, although in those instances we cannot guarantee an unobstructed view of the stage.

Q: Can I bring my children to an event?
A: Yes, children are welcome at all Cedar events. Some events are more suitable for children than others, and we do ask that you supervise your children at all times.

Q: Some shows are listed as having Center Section and General Admission tickets available. What is the difference between these types of seating?
A: Ticket holders with Center Section seats will be able to sit in a special reserved block of seats located in the center section of the room. Those with General Admission will be welcome to sit anywhere else in the room.

Q: What is the policy for photography at The Cedar?
A: No flash photography permitted. Non-flash photography is permitted at most shows, at the discretion of the artist performing. Please check in with The Cedar staff that night to confirm, and please be respectful of other members of the audience. Limit your photography to the first 3 songs of the set.

Q: How about taping shows?
A: Taping is not allowed, unless permission has been obtained from the artist.

Performers and Management

Q: What is the capacity of The Cedar?
A: Seated events have a capacity of 450 and standing events have a capacity of 625.

Q: Where can I find tech specs for The Cedar? 
A: Click here for complete tech specs. 

Q: What does the Cedar interior look like?
A: Take a look at these photos on Flickr.

Q: I’d like to perform at The Cedar. Who do I contact?
A: Contact Emmy Carter, The Cedar's Booking Director, at 


Q: I’m interested in becoming a Cedar volunteer. How do I get started?
A: Terrific! Read over our volunteer page here.


Q: What restaurants are nearby?
A: Lots to choose from- here are a few possibilities from Google.

Q: What hotels are nearby?
A: Again, lots to choose from. Aloft Minneapolis and Courtyard Marriott are especially convenient.