The Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Best Of


  • Sun, Thu 10am-10pm, Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
While they've hosted plenty of touring and local rock and jazz bands, this West Bank institution is the place to go if you want to see the cream of world music. This converted movie theater, featuring both seated and standing viewing, has hosted everything from Tuvan throat singing to Scandinavian folk to African hip hop and beyond, making it one of the most globally illuminating venues in the Midwest.

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