30 Seasons of Cedar

LIKE AIR OR FOOD - A letter from David Hamilton

The Cedar’s Executive Director, David Hamilton

I was recently asked why I love music. That question feels like asking, “why do you like air, or food?” It’s essential for life! Music has completely shaped who I am as a person. It's connected me with my emotions, helped me to learn about the world around me, and sustained me in hard times.  

I know I'm not unique in feeling this way. The Cedar was founded on the belief that music makes a difference, and in the course of three decades, audience members and artists have come together to build on that belief. You make The Cedar what it is today: a home for music that values cultural connections, embraces artists from all over the globe, and welcomes all.

At a moment where intercultural understanding is more important than ever before, I’m proud to be part of an organization that uses the connective power of music to make a difference in our community, night after night. Your support makes this work possible. Will you donate to support another 30 years of music at The Cedar?


David Hamilton

Executive Director

P.S. In one click, you can make a one-time, monthly or annual recurring gift to The Cedar. It will take all of 5 minutes, and sustains The Cedar for future generations. Thank you again for your support.