An Evening with VÄSEN
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with VÄSEN

Väsen, a Swedish acoustic trio consists of a five-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music. Väsen’s live show is a chance to witness virtuosic ensemble playing at its finest.

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LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM with Rey Azucar
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM with Rey Azucar

Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub,” the world’s first dub album, by performing it live for the first time on tour with NYC's Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era recordings.

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KOKOKO! with Curandero and Douala Soul Collective
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

KOKOKO! with Curandero and Douala Soul Collective

Using instruments constructed from typewriters, glass bottles, and engine parts, this explosive Congolese music collective makes irresistibly danceable music. Inspired by electronica, hip-hop, and African roots and jazz, KOKOKO!’s organic, exuberant sound merges political messaging with hypnotic dance rhythms.

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ZIGGY ALBERTS
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

ZIGGY ALBERTS

At 24, Ziggy Alberts has already accomplished more than most of his peers. He’s released five records, started his own record label, and sold out tours worldwide. His honest and personal music and his soothing tenor voice, reminiscent of early Ben Howard and Jack Johnson, keep fans excited for what’s to come.

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FIDEL NADAL & MR. PAUER and LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - Global Roots Festival 2019
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

FIDEL NADAL & MR. PAUER and LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - Global Roots Festival 2019

Catch the hypnotic women-led Tuareg blues of Les Filles De Illighadad and Afro-Argentine reggae icon Fidel Nadal with Mr. Pauer at night one of The Cedar's 2019 Global Roots Festival! Each night of free concerts illuminates and celebrates traditions from around the globe while boldly exploring the edge of emerging art and culture.

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INSIDE THE MUSIC: AfrotroniX x Greg Grease (Global Roots Festival Workshop)
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

INSIDE THE MUSIC: AfrotroniX x Greg Grease (Global Roots Festival Workshop)

This free show-and-tell style conversation between Greg Grease and Global Roots Festival artist AfrotroniX at Slam Academy will illuminate AfrotroniX’s production process, digging into his process of creating songs, the themes of his songwriting, and the cultural roots behind his sound.

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47SOUL and AFROTRONIX - Global Roots Festival 2019
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

47SOUL and AFROTRONIX - Global Roots Festival 2019

Catch Afrofuturist electro-fusion DJ AfrotroniX and Jordanian-Palestinian shamstep pioneers 47SOUL at night three of The Cedar's 2019 Global Roots Festival! Each night of free concerts illuminates and celebrates traditions from around the globe while boldly exploring the edge of emerging art and culture.

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An Evening with GREG LASWELL
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with GREG LASWELL

Singer songwriter Greg Laswell returns. A versatile artist, he sounds at home both with a guitar in simple folk pop arrangements while reveling in cinematic Americana, as well. Laswell is known for his single “Comes and Goes (In Waves)” and for numerous other singles featured on shows like Grey's Anatomy and True Blood.

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HAWKTAIL with Nickel & Rose
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

HAWKTAIL with Nickel & Rose

Hawktail crafts a beautiful and evocative blend of roots music. Combining fiddle, guitar, string bass, and mandolin, they unearth deep emotions from the wood of each. With individual members performing with Crooked Still, Live from Here, and the Punch Brothers, Hawktail is a rare gathering of talent and a joy to hear.

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LINEAGE BLACK MUSIC SERIES: Lea, Ndosi, Seru and Lila Ammons Jazz Group
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

LINEAGE BLACK MUSIC SERIES: Lea, Ndosi, Seru and Lila Ammons Jazz Group

This is the first of the Lineage Black Music series, presented by guitarist Julian Manzara as part of The Cedar Artist Collective. This evening at Pimento will feature Babatunde Lea, Mankwe Ndosi, and Davu Seru as a trio of vocalists and percussion, as well as Lila Ammons singing blues and jazz with her group.

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An Evening with BRUCE COCKBURN
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with BRUCE COCKBURN

A creative and prolific songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist from Canada, Bruce Cockburn has been making and performing music for close to half a century. Though his music often circles back to blues and folk roots, it also incorporates gospel, reggae, and classic rock. He has a knack for distilling big picture spiritual revelations and personal experiences into memorable songs, earning him a spot among the best singer-songwriters of his generation.

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SHANE KOYCZAN with Thadra Sheridan
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

SHANE KOYCZAN with Thadra Sheridan

Shane Koyczan is an internationally recognized author and spoken word artist, well-known for his anti-bullying piece titled “To This Day.” With his poignant way of transforming personal pain into a collective call to action, you can’t leave a Shane Koyczan show the way you came; you will leave changed.

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MARI BOINE TRIO with special guest
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

MARI BOINE TRIO with special guest

Mesmerizing vocal purity. Transcendent. Shamanistic. These words describe the sound Mari Boine has perfected over her years as a musician and singer in the yoik tradition. Calling on Sámi customs in northern Scandinavia, her music is rooted and earthy, yet immaterial and ethereal - a contradiction most beautiful.

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An Evening with JOHN MCCUTCHEON
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with JOHN MCCUTCHEON

John McCutcheon is one of America’s most respected and loved folk singers and a master of many traditional instruments. As a special way to celebrate Pete Seeger’s would be 100th birthday, John McCutcheon is touring in support of a new album, To Everyone In All The World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger.

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SEQUOYAH MURRAY with Temezgen and special guest (at Moon Palace Books)
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

SEQUOYAH MURRAY with Temezgen and special guest (at Moon Palace Books)

At only 22 years old, Atlanta native Sequoyah Murray has already developed a unique and sophisticated sound. His music is expansive, loosely described as modern soul but criss-crossing genres even within songs. With his beautiful vocal acrobatics from floating falsetto melodies to rich baritone notes, his carefully curated orchestrations are a joy to listen to. If his inventive debut is anything to judge his future by, his future looks intensely bright.

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THE BLACK LILLIES with special guest
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

THE BLACK LILLIES with special guest

Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers. With their lush three part harmonies, The Black Lillies put a fresh face on Americana, blending psychedelic and indie rock influences.

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SAMITE with Siama
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

SAMITE with Siama

Samite is one of East Africa’s most acclaimed flutists, but he’s also known for his smooth vocals accompanied by kalimba, marimba, and litungu. World renowned for his work to spread peace throughout the world, Samite’s mesmerizing looping and cyclical music brings people into a haven of calm.

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LUCY DACUS
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

LUCY DACUS

Lucy Dacus is a singer-songwriter in command of her full artistic palette. Handling complex lessons about loss with grace and gravity, she pens precise and memorable lyrics set to lilting and nicely arcing melodies, her sweet alto sounding like the breeze of a summer day.

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THE WAILERS with special guest
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

THE WAILERS with special guest

The Wailers, led by renowned bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett, perform the 40th anniversary of "Survival," plus a second set of classics. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested.

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GALIA EIBENSCHUTZ with HIJACK & dancers with opening set by Itch Princess
Oct
16
to Oct 17

GALIA EIBENSCHUTZ with HIJACK & dancers with opening set by Itch Princess

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On October 16th and 17th, Mexican choreographer Galia Eibenschutz (2019 McKnight International Choreographer) and HIJACK partner on a new dance that combines curiosity, luck, mystery, sweat, and political intention, featuring Minneapolis dancers and musician Katelyn Farstad/Itch Princess.

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BEDOUINE with Gus Seyffert
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

BEDOUINE with Gus Seyffert

Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions, with a mesmerizing voice and phrasing. Originally hailing from Aleppo, Syria, Bedouine calls on her homeland in the only way she currently can - in her music.

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TYRONE WELLS with special guest
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

TYRONE WELLS with special guest

Tyrone Wells is a singer-songwriter who sings songs that you can’t help smiling to, crying to, and personally connecting to. Writing and touring for over a decade, Wells has earned his fans by pouring his heart out onstage. He takes audiences through joy and sadness but leaves them feeling like everything will be alright.

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ROBBIE FULKS with special guest
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

ROBBIE FULKS with special guest

Robbie Fulks is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, known for his unique alt-country style while holding a strong disdain for contemporary country as a genre. With two Grammy nominations, Robbie’s talent has been recognized by a wider audience, but his playful stage banter makes his live show worth it on its own.

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THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS

The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show features the comics behind the jokes that make you laugh every night on Comedy Central's premiere late night show. These comedians tour the country performing their own material that you won't see on The Daily Show. From making fun of their failed dating lives, being a cat owner, or talking Trump, this show has something for everyone!  

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OLD MAN LUEDECKE with Ryan Acker (The Last Revel)
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

OLD MAN LUEDECKE with Ryan Acker (The Last Revel)

With a bit of fifties folk, tropical calypso, and country, Canadian Old Man Luedecke writes music that’s equal parts light hearted and pensive. Often penning lyrics about his experience as a father, the Juno award-winning artist comes to The Cedar supporting his new album, Easy Money. Ryan Acker (of the Last Revel) to open.

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PRAIRIE FIRE LADY CHOIR with PAVIELLE: Months of Moon
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

PRAIRIE FIRE LADY CHOIR with PAVIELLE: Months of Moon

Prairie Fire Lady Choir returns to The Cedar to raise their collective voices in collaboration with PaviElle to support art, community, and creativity! Known for their covers of local artists and national artists, Prairie Fire Lady Choir is excited to co-create with powerhouse vocalist and interdisciplinary artist, PaviElle.

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NU COSMOS Ft. The Lioness, Radio Ahlee, BooBoo, Kamilla Love, Yon, Temezgen
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

NU COSMOS Ft. The Lioness, Radio Ahlee, BooBoo, Kamilla Love, Yon, Temezgen

Nu Cosmos is a special evening of presented by Greg Grease of The Cedar's Artist Collective celebrating unity, culture, and community emboldened by multi-generational spaces and conversations, featuring performances by Temezgen, DJ Yon, Kamilla Love, BooBoo, Radio Ahlee, and The Lioness.

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RACHAEL & VILRAY with AKIE BERMISS
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

RACHAEL & VILRAY with AKIE BERMISS

With simple arrangements and only a guitar for accompaniment, Rachael Price (of Lake Street Dive) and Vilray perform original works and revive gems of the jazz big bands and western swing ensembles. Their sound recalls both the warmth of radio's golden age and the intimacy of parlor concerts in a time before recordings.

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GABE BARNETT & THEM ROUNDERS Album Release Party with special guests
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

GABE BARNETT & THEM ROUNDERS Album Release Party with special guests

Gabe Barnett has cultivated a signature sound, unbound by genre, mixing indie rock with funk, blues, and jazz elements and a slight dash of punk. Gabe Barnett & Them Rounders will release their newest album, and the show will feature three different groups for a night of variety, whimsy, and creativity.

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SASHA SLOAN with Winnetka Bowling League
Nov
8
1:30 PM13:30

SASHA SLOAN with Winnetka Bowling League

Some artists strive for fame and distance from fans, but Sasha Sloan is personable; she laughs at herself, she’s real in a way that’s rare among pop-leaning artists. Sasha finds her sound in a tasteful mix of acoustic instruments and electronic elements of production and composition, with sincere and poignant lyrics.

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CHE APALACHE with special guest
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

CHE APALACHE with special guest

Che Apalache is a string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Their style, called “Latingrass,” is a mix of South American music and Bluegrass that ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a cappella mountain gospel songs sung in four-part harmony.

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THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS with Javier Matos
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS with Javier Matos

The California Honeydrops are special and they make audiences feel that way, too, with concerts that feel like parties. Drawing from musical influences like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Louis Armstrong, they fuse Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta Blues, and New Orleans second line together into a joyful sound.

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PRATEEK KUHAD
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

PRATEEK KUHAD

Prateek Kuhad's music contains multitudes and demands closer inspection, but the emotional rewards are more than worth the effort. There's beauty in pain, freedom in loss, growth in heartbreak. Sometimes you just need to look beneath the surface.

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JULIA JACKLIN with CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

JULIA JACKLIN with CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON

Lyricist and songwriter Julia Jacklin returns to the Twin Cities following a successful Spring tour supporting her sophomore album Crushing. With vocals that bring to mind other indie artists like Lucy Dacus, Jacklin invites listeners in with her own vulnerability, offering stories that others can find solace and resonance within.

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NOVALIMA and LADAMA with special guest
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

NOVALIMA and LADAMA with special guest

Novalima and Ladama team up for a night of breaking down boundaries, both musically and geographically. Novalima bridges ancient Afro-Peruvian sounds with modern electronics. Ladama melds influences from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and the U.S. into a alternative Latin sound, working to transcend borders and genres.

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CHARLIE PARR Record Release (Solo Set)
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

CHARLIE PARR Record Release (Solo Set)

Charlie Parr, the tenacious and beloved Minnesota-based folk blues artist, is releasing an eagerly anticipated new album over the course of two night. For the first night, audiences can expect a more intimate, solo set, while the second night will be a full-band set with Chicago based, Sanctified Grumblers opening the night.

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CHARLIE PARR Record Release with Sanctified Grumblers (Full Band Set)
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

CHARLIE PARR Record Release with Sanctified Grumblers (Full Band Set)

Charlie Parr, the tenacious and beloved Minnesota-based folk blues artist, is releasing an eagerly anticipated new album over the course of two night. For the first night, audiences can expect a more intimate, solo set, while the second night will be a full-band set with Chicago based, Sanctified Grumblers opening the night.

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ON A WINTER'S NIGHT: CHRISTINE LAVIN, JOHN GORKA, PATTY LARKIN, and CLIFF EBERHARDT
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

ON A WINTER'S NIGHT: CHRISTINE LAVIN, JOHN GORKA, PATTY LARKIN, and CLIFF EBERHARDT

Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of the now classic album, On A Winter’s Night from veteran singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, and Cliff Eberhardt. These are among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades, and they’ll each take the stage, presenting their own offerings from the collection of Winter songs, as well as other favorites.

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DAN NEWTON'S CAFE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA with special guest
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

DAN NEWTON'S CAFE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA with special guest

If you close your eyes and listen to Cafe Accordion Orchestra, you’ll have no problem feeling like you’re sitting in a small Parisian cafe, with the feeling of romance in the air. Certainly magical, this evening will feature musettes, swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, cumbias, good humor, and of course, even better musicianship.

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BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are back in an all new two-queen holiday extravaganza! DeLa is all sugar and Jinkx is all spice - but how do these two very different gals deal with the stress of the holidays? A little song, a lot of eggnog, and theaters full of people looking at them... Yup - all they want for Christmas is attention!

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DAVID ARCHULETA
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

DAVID ARCHULETA

David Archuleta returns to The Cedar for a special Christmas performance. Catapulting to fame at the age of 16 as the runner up on American Idol, David is well-known for his single, “Crush,” and has followed that success up with multiple albums, including two Christmas recordings.

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LITTLE FEVERS Album Release with special guest
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

LITTLE FEVERS Album Release with special guest

With a hint of Pavement, a sprinkle of Stereolab, a dash of Emily Haines, and bit of Violent Femmes, Little Fevers has been performing for the past 4 years, playing tunes from their debut release Field Trip as well as their 7 inch entitled, Singles. This December, they’ll release their highly-anticipated sophomore record at The Cedar!

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THE FIXX: 2019 FIXXmas Tour with Royston Langdon
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

THE FIXX: 2019 FIXXmas Tour with Royston Langdon

Looking to get your Fixx this holiday? The Fixx are excited to share their music, full of merriment, humanity, and the spirit of Christmas. One of the most innovative bands of the MTV era, The Fixx’s rock and new wave sound is instantly recognizable. Four decades in, the same members of the original lineup will take The Cedar stage.

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MALAMANYA with special guest
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

MALAMANYA with special guest

Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.

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OMAR SOSA and YILIAN CAÑIZARES: Aguas
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

OMAR SOSA and YILIAN CAÑIZARES: Aguas

World renowned, pianist Omar Sosa, violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares, and percussionist Inor Sotolongo are finally bringing Aguas to the Twin Cities. Poignant, exuberant, and achingly beautiful, Aguas finds Sosa and Cañizares in top form, reinterpreting their Afro-Cuban roots, mixing in currents of Western classical and jazz.

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An Evening with WE BANJO 3
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with WE BANJO 3

An Irish, bluegrass crossover group, We Banjo 3 has earned widespread praise for their incredible live shows. This past summer, they captured a bit of that magic with Roots to Rise Live. If you don’t know them, know that their music stirs something special within listeners’ hearts. What they do best, they do better than anyone else.

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COLIN HAY (at Pantages)
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

COLIN HAY (at Pantages)

Known by many as the founding member of the Australian group Men at Work, Colin Hay has flourished in his solo career beyond those origins. Known for his earnest songwriting and gravelly voice which modern listeners might compare to Francis and the Lights, Hay’s sound evokes nostalgia, longing, and hope, all in one.

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SCOTT MULVAHILL with special guest
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

SCOTT MULVAHILL with special guest

A bassist singer songwriter? Uncommon as he may be, Scott Mulvahill melds these identities with his music, traversing from free jazz to rock, from gospel to Americana and bluegrass. Known for his work with Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, Mulvahill offers a heavy dose of heart and soul alongside his world renowned playing.

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) with special guest
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) with special guest

Having royally shaken up South African music with their powerful blend of “Africangungungu”—BCUC’s Afro-psychedelic mix of a cappella street music, funk, soul, hip-hop, and rock-and-roll—the seven-piece Soweto band is ready to rock Minneapolis audiences for the first time with their inimitable live energy.

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STEVE HOFSTETTER
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

STEVE HOFSTETTER

Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Steve is known for his unapologetic comedic flair, sometimes getting into verbal spats with hecklers at his comedy shows.

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KARDEMIMMIT with Lynn O'Brien
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

KARDEMIMMIT with Lynn O'Brien

Kardemimmit is a group of four awesome Finnish women who draw on a variety of Nordic musical traditions to create and perform music for the Finnish national instrument, the kantele, and their voices. With their beautiful, layered vocal harmonies and elegant, floating Kantele arrangements, they are not to be missed.

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KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio with Fred Abong
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio with Fred Abong

For the last 30 years, songwriter and instrumentalist Kristin Hersh has explored everything from noise rock and American folk rock to indie rock somewhere in between. However, her emotional, gritty, and heartfelt live presence has always been there. She’ll be joined by Fred Abong and Rob Ahlers for this gripping evening.

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An Evening with The Tannahill Weavers
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with The Tannahill Weavers

Hailing from Scotland, The Tannahill Weavers combine traditional melodies on pipes, flute and fiddle, driving rhythms on guitar, and powerful three and four part vocal harmonies. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the material they perform is matched only by their lively Celtic spirits.

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RUSSIAN CIRCLES with FACS
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

RUSSIAN CIRCLES with FACS

Russian Circles are a Chicago-based instrumental rock trio that explore a wide swath of sounds and textures. They craft existentially searching, instrumental narratives with hints of alternative, metal, and prog rock. Almost trance inspiring, audiences will feel both mammoth and delicate sound waves washing over them.

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SOMALI TRADITIONAL NIGHT featuring Thunder Band, Caasho Buranburtooy, and The Somali Museum Dance Troupe
Sep
7
9:30 PM21:30

SOMALI TRADITIONAL NIGHT featuring Thunder Band, Caasho Buranburtooy, and The Somali Museum Dance Troupe

Join us for a free night of traditional Somali music and dance at The Cedar, featuring live music by Thunder Band, buraanbur poetry led by Caasho Buranburtooy, and dance performed by The Somali Museum Dance Troupe, all curated by Cedar Artist Collective member Harbi.

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THE GREAT BLACK MUSIC ENSEMBLE: An Ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians™
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

THE GREAT BLACK MUSIC ENSEMBLE: An Ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians™

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians™ (AACM)’s Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music, carrying on the legacy of Chicago’s South Side creative music by expressing the excitement of new sounds and rhythms while invigorating Black musical traditions including funk, reggae, bebop, swing and African and Caribbean styles.

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MOTHER GOOSE'S BEDTIME STORIES 2 YEAR CELEBRATION!
Aug
30
to Aug 31

MOTHER GOOSE'S BEDTIME STORIES 2 YEAR CELEBRATION!

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This August 30th and 31st, join Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories as we mark 2 years of creating a space of artistic abundance and meaningful connection and collaboration. This fantastical cabaret is part showcase, variety show and part theatrical production, blending established acts with brand new, and newer acts.

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An Evening with ROBBEN FORD
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with ROBBEN FORD

A five time Grammy nominee, Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists of today. Though he plays a variety of genres, he’s well-known for his skills in slinging the blues. Despite his fame, Robben ford brings an intimacy to his live set, responding to audience energy, making it an unforgettable experience for all.

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CANCELLED: PURPLE MOUNTAINS with Axis: Sova
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED: PURPLE MOUNTAINS with Axis: Sova

Following a decade long break after Silver Jews disbanded in 2009, David Berman returns to the music scene for the first tour with his new project, Purple Mountains. It’s Berman’s most to-the-bone album yet, full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of hand-crafted country-rock joys and sorrows.

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TUXEDO
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

TUXEDO

Tuxedo’s music is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are. Bonding over a shared love of Chic & Parliament, Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One’s music has been dubbed “Straight-up funk magic.”

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JEN KIRKMAN with Adam DeLong
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

JEN KIRKMAN with Adam DeLong

Jen Kirkman is back in town with an hour that you haven’t already seen on Netflix! You know Jen from Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, Conan, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, her books, her critically acclaimed Netflix specials “I’m Gonna Die Alone” and “Just Keep Livin’?”. Jen is a writer on the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning Amazon show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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An Evening with ALTAN
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with ALTAN

Altan, the beloved world-class, Irish traditional band, returns to The Cedar. Known for heartwarming, dynamic live performances, they bring the beauty of Irish traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none.

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A Solo Acoustic Evening with ERIC HUTCHINSON with Anna Stine
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

A Solo Acoustic Evening with ERIC HUTCHINSON with Anna Stine

Singer songwriter Eric Hutchinson is well-known for his hit single, “Rock & Roll,” but he has also earned a name because of his incredible musicianship, humility, and humor. Eric’s live show is intimately captivating as he plays his unique songs and tells the funny, one-of-a-kind stories that made him who he is today. Anna Stine to open.

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SAVES THE DAY and JOYCE MANOR with special guest awakebutstillinbed
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

SAVES THE DAY and JOYCE MANOR with special guest awakebutstillinbed

Saves the Day and Joyce Manor team up for an impassioned night of emo, alternative rock. After a hiatus, Saves the Day came back with their most recent offering 9, and Joyce Manor released Million Dollars to Kill Me late fall of last year. They will be joined by critically praised up and coming, San Jose, emo rockers, awakebutstillinbed.

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The Liturgists - TABS & WAFERS TOUR WITH MICHAEL GUNGOR AND SCIENCE MIKE
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Liturgists - TABS & WAFERS TOUR WITH MICHAEL GUNGOR AND SCIENCE MIKE

The Liturgists are a global community working to subvert the barriers our society builds around religion, race, gender, ability, and sexuality. Their work is centered around compelling discussion, non-judgmental community, and thoughtful, evocative art for the spiritually estranged.

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ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE with Adrian Barnett and The Questet
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE with Adrian Barnett and The Questet

Founded by Chicagoan Aaron Feder, the Barcelona-based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble presents their fourth studio album Monkey See, Monkey Do. In this offering, they combine elements of classic afrobeat as created by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, while incorporating polyrhythms for a sizzling, dance inducing live show.

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SOLD OUT: An Evening with JAKE SHIMABUKURO
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT: An Evening with JAKE SHIMABUKURO

Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players alive today. He has a special way of fully embodying his instrument that evokes peace and happiness, inspires awe and joy, while remaining intimate. Shimabukuro has been quoted as saying “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place” - his live performance will likely leave you feeling the same.

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DO RE #METOO: A Night of Sexist Songs Sung by Righteous Feminists
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

DO RE #METOO: A Night of Sexist Songs Sung by Righteous Feminists

Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead and her reproductive rights juggernaut Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League) return to The Cedar for fun and powerful evening featuring women and non-binary musicians like Jill Sobule, Lori Barbero Annie Mack,  Meghan Kreidler, Katy Vernon, Triki Miki, Zuzu’s Petals and more covering the world’s most sexist songs with all the irony they so richly deserve.

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FREAQUE with Lena Elizabeth, Charles Rodreick, and Danny Akah
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

FREAQUE with Lena Elizabeth, Charles Rodreick, and Danny Akah

The musical project of Gabriel Rodreick after his spinal cord injury, Freaque is a story of triumph and defiance against a society that tells us we are not enough. It’s a Rodreick family takeover with Lena Elizabeth sharing her gritty blues voice and baritone ukulele and Charles Rodreick and Danny Akah opening with a few songs.

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LA MISA NEGRA and DOS SANTOS
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

LA MISA NEGRA and DOS SANTOS

Oakland-based La Misa Negra and Chicago-based Dos Santos both create cutting edge music reflecting their Afro-Latinx roots and surrounding local communities. Fusing cumbia influences with psychedelic, Latin jazz, and punk threads, both bands’ hard rock stage energy will have you moving your feet and your body to the groove.

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