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DRONE NOT DRONES: The 6th Annual 28-hour Drone

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar, KFAI and Drone Not Drones Present

DRONE NOT DRONES: The 6th Annual 28-hour Drone

Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 7:00pm to Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 11:00pm

$20 Advance, $30 Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. Bring a pillow if you'd like!

Tickets are available online and by phone. Door price on second day will drop to $20.

An all-ages, 28-hour concert that celebrates the expansive world of drone music while raising funds for Doctors Without Borders
— Resident Advisor


For the sixth year in a row musicians from across the musical spectrum unite to create a continuous, uninterrupted, 28-hour drone of unified sound to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.

The experts at Wikipedia say "Drone music is a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds... It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with relatively slight harmonic variations throughout each piece compared to other musics."

Be part of a unique experience while supporting a just cause. Come by before work, after work, or both. Bring a pillow/blanket to make yourself comfortable. Spend the night with us.

We will be airing the entire performance on KFAI and streaming online so you can enjoy it even if you can't be with us here in Minneapolis. Direct your browsers to to watch the webstream, get an up to the minute schedule, listen to recordings of our previous drones, and donate directly to Doctors Without Borders.

We may feel powerless to stop the military industrial complex from spreading war. But we can spread peace if we drone on and on about it...

For the most up-to date schedule, visit

Full lineup is TBA, but includes:

Laraaji, Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Gaelynn Lea Music, Mary Lattimore - Harpist, Gabriel Saloman (Yellow Swans), John King & Jesse Stiles (Merce Cunningham Dance Company Musicians), IE, Louise Bock, Names Divine, The Quaking Bogge, Comets Ov Cupid, Thunderbolt Pagoda, Drone Band, American Cream, <MASS>, Psychomantic the Ritual Death Cult, Flavor Crystals, Lee Noble, dVRG REDEFINED, Paris1919, John Saint Pelvyn, Noise Quean Ant, L Draper, C Hepola, J Marks & C Myslajek, Matt Rahaim, Jonathan Kaiser, 555 Galaxy Express, Balung Getih, Alan Church, Moss Folk, Magic Castles, Slow Clarity, IOSIS, Bella Yaga, Lynn Avery, International Novelty Gamelan, Tim-Kaiser, Magnetic Ghost, Snickers, Darkrad, Paul Metzger, mote, Monarques, Mila Vocal Ensemble, Civic radaR, A Constant Cough, w_unds, Material, Elaine Evens, Alone-a, and more.

Earlier Event: January 18
TUOMO & MARKUS with Andy Cook
Later Event: January 27