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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JUANA MOLINA with special guest
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

JUANA MOLINA with special guest

Now on her seventh album, Juana Molina is pursuing the experimental path she began years ago, marking a new milestone in the evolution of her own, unmistakable voice. The twelve tracks in Halo abound with hypnotic rhythms which seem to draw their energy from immemorial rituals; with timbral explorations and ever-changing soundscapes. She’s “on an evolutionary journey of her own devising” (Pitchfork), and pushes once more her “eerie, hypnotic” music to increasingly haunting heights.

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

The Cedar's 30th Season Celebration with HOVEN DROVEN and AAR MAANTA

The first night of the Festival is a ticketed 30th Season Kickoff 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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TONY FURTADO DUO FEATURING LUKE PRICE with special guest
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

TONY FURTADO DUO FEATURING LUKE PRICE with special guest

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.

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SPIRO with LOTT
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

SPIRO with LOTT

Bands often claim to be unique, but Spiro really do defy easy categorisation. They are an acoustic instrumental quartet, playing violin, mandolin, accordion and guitar (which is occasionally replaced by cello), and though they do make use of traditional themes, they are most certainly not a folk band. 

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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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CALVIN JOHNSON with Vacation and Sauna Accident (At Moon Palace Books)
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

CALVIN JOHNSON with Vacation and Sauna Accident (At Moon Palace Books)

Calvin Johnson established Olympia, Washington-based indie label K Records in 1982 and founded Dub Narcotic Studio in 1993. He has performed with groups such as Beat Happening, The Go Team, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sounds System, and The Hive Dwellers. He tours as a solo artist, and also performs as Selector Dub Narcotic. He's touring behind his new solo album, A Wonderful Beast, which will be released on K Records this fall.

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JIM LAUDERDALE with special guest
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

JIM LAUDERDALE with special guest

Jim Lauderdale is an American music-master, and the author of a soundtrack both glorious and expansive. Here are the first and last chapters of the newly revised edition: His initial recording, with bluegrass innovator Roland White, and his newest effort, the expansive, hyper-melodic Time Flies. 

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AMY HELM with special guest
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

AMY HELM with special guest

Amy Helm, daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, makes music marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.

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CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they'll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love.

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ERIC JOHNSON Ah Via Musicom Tour
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

ERIC JOHNSON Ah Via Musicom Tour

The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And Eric Johnson has been very good to the guitar, spotlighting its myriad melodic, sonic and lyrical splendors, paying homage to its heroes and innovators, collaborating and playing with many of its finest contemporary talents, and fostering its continuing vibrancy as a primarily instrumental genre in popular music.

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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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MOUNTAIN MAN with The Dead Tongues
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

MOUNTAIN MAN with The Dead Tongues

Mountain Man, the folk trio of Amelia Meath (of Sylvan Esso), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé, return to The Cedar for the first time since 2012 touring behind their new album Magic Ship, a magnetic fourteen-song reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence.

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Tennis SOLO IN STEREO Tour with special guest Matt Costa
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tennis SOLO IN STEREO Tour with special guest Matt Costa

Despite being a duo, Patrick and I have never played a show together as a two piece. For our Solo In Stereo Tour, we've decided to amend that. We have reimagined our songs for a more intimate setting, closer to the way they are written and demoed. The shows won't be acoustic, but they will be paired down. Join us, won't you?

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LEE ANN WOMACK
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

LEE ANN WOMACK

Lee Ann Womack’s newest album The Lonely, The Lonesome, and The Gone is a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues that seems to come directly from Womack’s core, transcending genres while embracing their roots.

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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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NOVO AMOR: Birthplace Tour
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

NOVO AMOR: Birthplace Tour

Recorded under the name Novo Amor, Ali Lacey's music weaves together many exquisite strands, from gently picked acoustic guitars to subtle but moving strings. Still, no facet of Lacey's sound is more delicate than his soft, airy, fragile falsetto.

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An Evening with KELLER WILLIAMS
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with KELLER WILLIAMS

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Through Keller’s acoustic guitar and sample-based approach, the music often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music.”

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WE BANJO 3 with special guest
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

WE BANJO 3 with special guest

For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

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TINARIWEN with Astralblak
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

TINARIWEN with Astralblak

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

SOLD OUT: 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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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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