VENUE

  • Where is the Cedar Cultural Center Located?

    The Cedar is located at 416 Cedar Ave S, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Get more information on how to get to The Cedar over at our Parking and Directions page.

  • Where can I park?

    Metered street parking is available, but tends to fill up fast. Meters on Cedar Avenue are enforced until 10pm.

    Ramp parking is available at the University of Minnesota 19th Avenue Ramp, just 1/3 block east of the Cedar Cultural Center on Riverside Avenue. 300 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Or, make a purchase at Acadia Pub and show your server or bartender a Cedar ticket for a show from that same night to get FREE parking validation in their 1813 S 3rd St Parking lot after 6pm.

  • Do you offer validated parking?

    The Cedar does not offer validated parking. However, you can make a purchase at Acadia Pub and show your server or bartender a Cedar ticket for a show from that same night to get FREE parking validation in their 1813 S 3rd St Parking lot after 6pm.

  • What kind of food and beverages do you serve?

    Our concessions include beer choices focusing on our incredible local/regional beer scene, with selections from Summit, Surly, Indeed, Fulton, Burning Brothers and more.

    Our wine selection is a reflection of our long relationship with our friends at The Wine Company. We offer three white & three reds. Our non-alcoholic selections include Coca-Cola products, Nantucket Nectars juices, Izze sparkling juice, Frontier Chai and Peace Coffee.

    We carry a variety of snacks including chocolate, nuts packaged by the good people at Midwest Northern Nut, and cookies from Cookie Cart in North Minneapolis, an organization providing local teens with work, life & leadership skills.

  • What does The Cedar look like from the street?

    The Cedar is in a 1948 vintage former movie theater. Look for the brightly lit marquee above street level.

  • What does The Cedar interior look like?

    Take a look at these photos on Flickr.

TICKETS

  • Where can I buy tickets to Cedar shows?

    Information on all our ticket options is available here.

  • Do you sell gift cards?

    Yes! Gift cards are your one-stop shop for all things Cedar. They’re redeemable for Cedar concert tickets, Cedar shirts, food, and drinks. You can buy them online, in person at Cedar shows, or by calling our info line at 612-338-2674 ext 0 during business hours, M-F 11am-4pm.

ACCESSIBILITY 

  • Is The Cedar wheelchair accessible?

    Yes. The Cedar’s property is entirely on the ground level. There is a single-unit, all-gender, ADA accessible restroom to accommodate patrons of all needs.

  • Do you offer seating for people with disabilities?

    Yes! Whether set up for a seated or standing show, The Cedar’s performance space is always accessible to patrons who require special seating accommodations.

    SEATED SHOWS: All our seated shows have general admission, first-come-first-served seating. We are happy to reserve seats and spaces for patrons who are in wheelchairs or who require special seating accommodations.

    STANDING SHOWS: During standing shows, The Cedar always sets aside a section of seats and spaces to the left of the stage for patrons who are in wheelchairs or who require special seating accommodations. We are happy to reserve these for you in advance of a show.

    HOW TO REQUEST RESERVED SEATING: To ensure that we're able to best accommodate your seating request, we encourage patrons to contact the box office by calling 612-338-2674 or emailing info@thecedar.org at least 24 hours in advance of a show.

    You can read more about all our access policies and offerings here.

  • What other accessibility services do you offer?

    Read all about our access policies and offerings here.

SHOWS

  • What time do doors open for my show?

    Doors usually either open 30 minutes or 1 hour before show time. Check the online event page for information.

  • When do the shows start?

    The show times we list are very close to actual start times. You can expect shows to start within 5 or 10 minutes of the listed show time, barring occasional delays.

  • What does "standing show" mean?

    "Standing show" means that this is a show with an open floor (no seats). However, The Cedar always reserves a section of seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

    We're often asked how The Cedar decides if a show should be seated our standing. The answer is that it is entirely driven by the artist(s) or their representative. Some music is meant for dancing, and some artists simply prefer the energy of a standing crowd, or the ambience of a seated room. In many cases, an artist would simply play at a different venue if The Cedar did not offer the option of a seated show or a standing show. Either way, the decision is made when the show is booked, and clearly identified before tickets are put on sale.

  • What does "seated show" mean?

    "Seated Show" mean that this is a show with general admission seating. We recommend showing up to shows around the door time if you have a seating preference, as the seating is first come, first served. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

    We're often asked how The Cedar decides if a show should be seated our standing. The answer is that it is entirely driven by the artist(s) or their representative. Some music is meant for dancing, and some artists simply prefer the energy of a standing crowd, or the ambience of a seated room. In many cases, an artist would simply play at a different venue if The Cedar did not offer the option of a seated show or a standing show. Either way, the decision is made when the show is booked, and clearly identified before tickets are put on sale.

  • What's the difference between "center section" and "general admission" tickets?

    Some, but not all, of our shows have two types of tickets, Center Section and General Admission, which are priced differently. Ticket holders with Center Section seats will be able to sit in a special reserved block of seats located in the center section of the room. Those with General Admission tickets will be welcome to sit anywhere else in the room.

  • Can I bring my children to an event?

    Yes, children are welcome at all Cedar events. Some events are more suitable for children than others, and we do ask that you supervise your children at all times.

  • What is the policy for photography at The Cedar?

    Our policy is that flash photography is NEVER permitted in the venue. Non-flash photography is permitted at most shows, at the discretion of the artist performing. Please check in with The Cedar staff that night to confirm, and please be respectful of other members of the audience.

  • How about videotaping shows?

    Taping is not allowed, unless permission has been obtained from the artist.

  • Do you allow re-entry?

    Yes - as long as you've gotten a Cedar stamp on your wrist when entering the venue, we permit rentry to shows. Feel free to run and plug your meter!

  • Is there a coat check?

    We do not have a coat check at The Cedar. We do offer a self-service coat rack next to the merch table in our hall. Please note that The Cedar is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Can I bring my bag to a show?

    Yes, bags are allowed at The Cedar. Please note that The Cedar is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

PERFORMERS AND MANAGEMENT

  • What is the capacity of The Cedar?

    Seated events have a capacity of 450 and standing events have a capacity of 625.

  • Where can I find tech specs for The Cedar?

    Click here for complete tech specs.

  • What does The Cedar interior look like?

    Take a look at these photos on Flickr.

  • I'd like to perform at The Cedar. Who do I contact?

    Contact Emmy Carter, The Cedar's Booking Director, at ecarter@thecedar.org.

VOLUNTEERS

  • I'm interested in becoming a Cedar volunteer. How do I get started?

    Terrific! Read over our volunteer page here.

NEIGHBORHOOD