BOMBINO with Black Widows
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

BOMBINO with Black Widows

On his latest release Deran, famed Tuareg guitarist Bombino focuses his captivating vocals, trancelike guitar playing, and evocative rhythms into a powerful message, exploring how to celebrate home, protect it, develop it, unify it, respect it and, above all, to never forget it.

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LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE'S Vagical Mystery Tour 2018 Hosted by Lizz Winstead
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE'S Vagical Mystery Tour 2018 Hosted by Lizz Winstead

This special night of comedy and music presented by Lady Parts Justice League features some hilarious comedians and a musical extravaganza from many of your favorite feminist badass musicians performing some of the most sexist songs ever written, all in support of reproductive rights.

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TINARIWEN with special guest
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

TINARIWEN with special guest

Tuareg group Tinariwen performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music, trading in traditional lutes and shepherd's flutes for electric guitars and drums, with songs addressing issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty.

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GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery

Virtuoso of the hurdy gurdy, Guilhem Desq breathes new life and innovation into this old-world instrument. His sound is unmistakable as he electrifies this originally acoustic instrument, playing everything from traditional European folk music to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electro.

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JOE MANDE
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

JOE MANDE

The easiest way to understand and adopt the Mande Way lifestyle is to see Joe Mande perform live in person. Joe tours the world on a regular basis, touching the lives of MandeFandes young and old with his unique brand of inspirational and motivational stand up comedy.

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5th ANNUAL MINNESOTA SALSA FIESTA
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

5th ANNUAL MINNESOTA SALSA FIESTA

It’s the Latin music and dance highlight of the year, the 5th Annual MN Salsa Fiesta! Close out summer with an all-star collection of performers from all the area salsa bands including Charanga Tropical, Salsa del Soul, Salsabrosa, Seven Steps To Havana, Q-Band, Havana Gypsies, and more. 

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The Cedar's 30th Birthday Party with HOVEN DROVEN and AAR MAANTA
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Cedar's 30th Birthday Party with HOVEN DROVEN and AAR MAANTA

The first night of the Festival is a ticketed 30th Birthday Celebration featuring two artists that speak to the Cedar Riverside neighborhood’s history of immigration: classic Swedish folk-rockers Hoven Droven, and The Cedar’s 2018-19 Artist in Residence, British-Somali musician Aar Maanta.

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JUPITER & OKWESS and FENDIKA
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

JUPITER & OKWESS and FENDIKA

Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. For their first show at The Cedar, they share a co-bill with Fendika, a troupe of the most accomplished azmari musicians and dancers from across Ethiopia.

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NIRMALA RAJASEKAR Maithree the Music of Friendship Album Release
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

NIRMALA RAJASEKAR Maithree the Music of Friendship Album Release

Nirmala Rajasekar, Carnatic virtuoso and master of the Saraswathi veena, releases her new collaborative album, Maithree the Music of Friendship, along with Thanjavur Murgaboopathi (Mridangam, Ghatam, Khanjira), Michelle Kinney (Cello), Pat O’ Keefe (Clarinet, Saxophone), and Tim O’ Keefe (Harmonica, Bongos, various Middle eastern Drums).

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GARY GULMAN: MUST BE NICE!
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

GARY GULMAN: MUST BE NICE!

Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night talk show

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