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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.


Posted on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Billy Strings and Don Julin Monday, January 19 7 PM – $20 Hector Del Curto’s Tango With special guest Michael Hauser Thursday, January 29 7 PM – $35 Glen David Andrews Saturday, February 21 7 PM and 9 PM – $25 Scythian Wednesday, February 25 7 PM – $25 Jorma Kaukonen Saturday, April 11 7 PM – $42 9 PM – $35 Bettye LaVette Thursday, April 16 7 PM –…


Posted on December 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pippi Ardennia, Patty Lacy and Judi Gronseth Motown, Standards, and More! Sunday, Jan 4 7 PM – $25 A Solo Evening with Marshall Crenshaw Monday, Jan 12 7 PM – $25 Gospel Brunch Fundraiser featuring Robert Robinson Saturday, Jan 17 Doors at 11:30 Brunch served 12:15 $50 inclusive of show, meal, tax and tip The Steeles present a New Martin Luther King Day Concert Sunday, Jan 18 6 PM and…


Posted on December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

One more last big show announcement for 2014. We’re excited to have The New Standards back on stage for what they are calling a pair of “Preener’s Eve”. For what has become a holiday staple, The New Standards a perfect backdrop for winding up the year. The New Standards December 30 7 PM and 9 PM – $40 & $30 Kansas City style Blueswoman, Kelley Hunt promises to make a…

Longtime backup singer Lisa Fischer dazzles front and center

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s been a real treat to have met the wonderful singer, Lisa Fischer this year. We had her here for the first time back in September and it was like meeting a long lost friend that we never knew we had. She has found a home at the Dakota and so it’s a blessing she has been able to come back to soon for 3 nights this time around. Our…


Posted on December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Steve Cole January 31 7 & 9:30pm – $20 Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam February 10 & 11 7 pm – $60 & $50 Black Violin Feb 28 & Mar 1 7 pm – $40 Rene Marie – With Love to Eartha Kitt March 3 7 pm – $30 James Hunter April 6 & 7 7pm – $45 & $37 Emily West May 1 7pm – $25

Chef Derik Moran featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you are coming Downtown for Holiday shopping, make the Dakota “Foodie Night” a stop along the way!! He’s a dynamo in the kitchen and one of the Twin Cities most respected Chefs. We’re proud to have Derik Moran and it’s a real treat to see Minnesota Monthly highlight his work featuring his five essentials. Check out what Derik has in store at our  two Foodie Night events this week, Tuesday…

Ticket Alert! Upcoming shows On Sale Today, 11/28/14

Posted on November 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band with Special Guest Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire January 7 & 8 7 PM – $45, $65 & $70 9 PM – $35, $55 & $60 Morgan James Jan 14 7 PM – $30
 9 PM – $22 Dianne Reeves Jan 27 & 28 7 PM – $45, $50 & $60 9 PM – $35, $40 & $50 Willie Nile & Willie Porter Feb…


The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

$25 Special offer from orchestra hall! JAZZ IN THE TARGET ATRIUM SERIES KICK-OFF The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members* Opening remarks by Wynton Marsalis Tuesday Dec 2 9:30PM Limited time 50% off tickets! $25 (regularly priced $50) · Jeremy (Boot) Walker, piano and bandleader · Ted Nash, saxophone* / Marcus Printup, trumpet* / Vincent Gardner, trombone* / Anthony Cox, bass / JT Bates, drums Join Wynton Marsalis as…

Pop-Up Bakery by Dakota Pastry Chef Katie Elsing

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pop-Up Bakery by Dakota Pastry Chef Katie Elsing Tues 11/25. 11am until Sold Out. It all started with Dakota pastry chef Katie Elsing and a trip to New York for the 2014 chefs congress. Inspired by meetings with pastry guru Dominique Ansel and others, Elsing’s long time dream became something she couldn’t put off any longer and the TKC Bakery was born. Hosted at the Dakota, Elsing’s very first pop-up…

Loudon Wainwright III and “Spider” John Koerner

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

Such a treat to have the great Loudon Wainwright III play the Dakota this week. We took the opportunity of the two nights he’d be with us to have local legend, “Spider” John Koerner start things off each night as we felt it was the perfect primer for the evening. Koerner is well known in Minnesota and around the world as one of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries starting out in the…