The Persuasions

Long before the movie “Pitch Perfect” and NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the Persuasions were trying to prove that a cappella was marketable. In fact, it was Frank Zappa who got the Brooklyn harmonizers their first record deal in 1970. In recent years, they have done a series of tribute albums — Zappa, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, U2 and Bob Dylan. The quintet still features two original members from the 1960s — Jayotis Washington and bassman Jimmy Hayes. Jon Bream

Price: $25 - $28

Where

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Av. S.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 04/11/14

Upcoming events

06/29 – The Tillers
07/06 – H.U.B.
07/07 – Chris Fleming
07/12 – Marchfourth
07/27 – Amadou & Mariam
08/05 – Hear Here
08/11 – Centavrvs
08/12 – Ron Funches
08/13 – Ssingssing
08/16 – Skerryvore
08/22 – The High Kings
08/28 – Paa Kow
09/07 – Joe Purdy
09/09 – Jaerv
09/10 – Grand Tapestry
09/16 – Erin Mckeown
09/17 – Bideew Bou Bess
09/21 – Tuomo & Markus
09/22 – Vasen
09/24 – Annie Humphrey
09/28 – Black Uhuru
09/29 – Kardemimmit
10/07 – Songhoy Blues
10/10 – Tash Sultana
10/14 – Cheryl Wheeler
10/18 – Bad Suns
10/20 – Deer Tick
11/01 – Luna
11/22 – Bruce Cockburn