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We love what we do, and we love talking about it. Read through the posts below to see reviews and press articles written about the Dakota, as well as updates about our community involvement, events, and restaurant menus.

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Rebirth Brass Band | Wed. April 1, 7pm, 9pm

Posted on March 25, 2015 in Featured Blog Post

New Orleans must really love Minneapolis. This time the funky Crescent City is sending their beloved crown jewel torch bearers, the Rebirth Brass Band, to bring the party to the Dakota. With spring finally in the air, the Twin Cities is in desperate need of this high energy musical infusion from the deep South to reboot & bring us back to life. For myself, it’s also delightful “training”, if you…

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Otis Clay Interview in Italian Blues Magazine

Posted on March 16, 2015 in Press

Interview taken from the March 2015 Il Blues Magazine. Few artists have a voice like his, can transport the listener into a kind of emotional elsewhere. Compared to some of his contemporaries he probably missed a few hits, but his career, which began more than half a century ago, has led him to alternate with coe-ence and credibility gospel and soul. We admired in concert several times, especially (but not…

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KFAI Jazz Benefit with Maurice Jacox Trio, Zack Lozier Trio & New Sound Underground happening at Vieux Carré

Posted on March 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s time for another big event at the future Vieux Carré space in Saint Paul! Sunday, March 15th we’re very honored to be hosting a benefit for our long time partners and friends at KFAI. DJ Larry Englund of Rhythm and Grooves, which airs every Saturday morning on KFAI, has put together a wonderful night with proceeds from the event going to benefit the station. Larry has lined up a stellar…

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The Lowertown Line at A Room with a Vieux, Wednesday 3/4/15

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Things are percolating at our new spot over in Saint Paul in the former Artists Quarter space. Lowertown Line has been broadcasting full concerts of some of the Twin Cities best performers at various venues around town that include Har Mar Superstar, Dessa, Brother Ali, Black Diet and Haley Bonar to name just a few. This Wednesday they are filming to episodes in our new space in Saint Paul and…

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Coming Soon To A Room With A Vieux – Valentine’s Weekend – All Hearts Party

Posted on February 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Dakota is excited to present our future A Room With A Vieux upcoming pop-up dates! If you’ve been looking for your chance to come and visit us before our spring time renovations, be sure to check out our next pop-up dates below. Keep an eye out on this space for future updates and added details.   A Room With A Vieux – Part Deux Tonight – January 17th – 9PM…

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Glen David Andrews at the Dakota 2/21

Posted on February 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you’ve never heard of Glen David Andrews aka the Treme Prince, that is about to change. Rising up from within a talented musical family in the historic Treme neighborhood in the 6th Ward New Orleans, Glen found out early in his childhood that his horn playing & singing would be a natural asset & resource for his life to come. With cousins that include trumpeter James Andrews & Troy “Trombone…

Tower of Power and Bump City Wine coming to the Dakota next week!

Posted on January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Next week, Feburary 4 through the 7th we are super excited about the return of Tower of Power to the Dakota stage! In conjunction with this visit, their keyboardist, Roger Smith is bringing along his own line of wine that will be available exclusively at the Dakota during this run. During their 4 night engagement at The Dakota, Tower of Power will be offering exclusively at these events, Bump City…

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“Foodie Nights” in January

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

“Foodie Night” at the Dakota has been a long standing tradition. We are always excited to bring in local talent and couple these special no cover evenings with a chef special drummed up by our renowned chef, Derik Moran. With two of these special evenings coming up for the rest of January we invite you two check them out! Travis Anderson Trio January 22, 2015 7pm Church of Cash January…

“A Room with a Vieux – Part Deux”

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Dakota is presenting another edition of “A Room with a Vieux” at the burgeoning new spot, Vieux Carré in Saint Paul. We had an amazing New Year’s Eve at Vieux Carré and look forward to putting on more events in the space. This time around we are hosting “A Room with a Vieux – Part Deux. Doors open at 9pm Our food offerings are house made Muffaletta sandwiches. The…

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The Dakota Presents: “A Room with a Vieux” New Year’s Eve party

Posted on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A Room With A Vieux” NYE | December 31st 408 St. Peter Street – St. Paul, MN Doors: 9PM | Cost: $12 | 21+ The Dakota is presenting two major New Year’s Eve events this year! Our annual New Years celebration with Davina and the Vagabonds is sold out so we wanted to offer something on the other side of the river in downtown Saint Paul. An extra special “pop-up”…