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630 Cedar Ave Fire Benefit

January 11 @ 7:00 pm

$10 – $50

The Cedar, Augsburg University, and KFAI present: 630 CEDAR AVE FIRE BENEFIT with Thunder Band, Brass Messengers, Becky Kapell and The Fat 6, Jack Klatt, Amjet Kemet, Tatum and Tessa, Ray Barnard & Clark Adams, and more

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm

Standing Show. $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50

This is a standing show with an open floor. 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.

Presented by The Cedar, Augsburg University and KFAI in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview Health Services, and People’s Center Clinics and Services.


On November 28th, early in the morning, a fire broke out in the 630 Cedar Avenue apartment buildings. This fundraiser aims to raise money for the families affected by the fires, and all proceeds will go to them.


Thunder Band is a band of Somali musicians founded in Minnesota in 2012. Featuring renowned live vocalist Geedi, oud player Najax, and percussionist Harbi, the group performs both original and traditional Somali qaarami songs – popular ballad-like tunes that tell stories often centered on love. As one of the most in-demand live Somali musical groups in the state, they are regularly invited to perform at weddings and cultural events in the Twin Cities and beyond, including dinners for Somali dignitaries, the annual Somali Week Festival, and Minnesota Orchestra’s International Day of Music.


The Brass Messengers are a Minneapolis street band playing mostly original music inspired by global sources.  The BMs formed from the annual rubble of of the Heart of the Beast Mayday Parade and Ceremony in Minneapolis. The musical origins were found in the music of Africa, the Carribean and Balkans, but now the BMs play whatever works, throwing in a country song to the crying drinkers, a high speed polka or two for the midwest dancers, running in circles with the little ones, activating gatherings of our activist kin or a bit of Black Sabbath for the metal crowd. But mostly, it is an original music that rises from the heart of the band that can only be described as a homegrown Minneapolis street music sound.

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Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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