The Cedar unveils seven 416 Club recipients for 2014

Joe Horton is one of seven recipients of the 416 Club Commissions Program
Joe Horton is one of seven recipients of the 416 Club Commissions Program
Photo By Erik Hess

The Cedar Cultural Center consistently delivers compelling, original performances on their intimate stage, in addition to the celebrated national and international acts who frequently perform there. In 2014, that experimental creative direction continues with a series of seven shows celebrating the innovative artistic vision of the worthy recipients of this year's 416 Club Commissions Program.

The 416 Club Commissions, now in its third season, is a yearly program made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation (who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year), which selects seven Minnesota-based musicians and artists to create new work and performance pieces that are then premiered at the Cedar.

The 2014 recipients were selected out of a batch of 104 proposals by a panel of Twin Cities music industry professionals, and each of the seven artists selected will present their new work on Monday evenings at the Cedar beginning on January 13 and continuing through the end of February.

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the 416 Club Commissions: Jackie Beckey, Joe Horton, Sara Pajunen, Kyle Sobczak, Noah Keesecker, Nicolas Carter, and Greg Brosofske.

Each artist will debut their new commissioned work at the Cedar in early 2014, with each performance including interviews with the artists as well as a Q&A with audience members.

Adrienne Dorn, the Cedar's Director of Development, had this to say about the continued benefits of the Commissions Program and their close affiliation with the Cedar: "The Cedar's 416 Club Commissions Program is a great way for both the Cedar and Jerome Foundation to further our respective missions to support local, emerging artists. The innovative pieces and performances that came from this program reinforce the outstanding musical talent we have here in Minnesota."

The Cedar unveils seven 416 Club recipients for 2014

Here is a complete list of this year's recipients and the scheduled dates of their respective performances. Tickets for each individual 416 Club Commission concert are $5, with a complete seven-show package available for $25. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, December 13 at noon. For more information on the recipients, their commissioned performances, and the 416 Club, head to the Cedar's event website for artist bios, show information, and more.

Kyle Sobczak - January 13

Greg Brosofske - January 20

Noah Keesecker - January 27

Nicolas Carter - February 3

Joe Horton - February 10

Sara Pajunen - February 17

Jackie Beckey - February 24

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