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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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Vieux Carré now open in Downtown Saint Paul!

Posted on July 14, 2015 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

There has been much buzz and hard work over the last year about our new venture in Saint Paul, Vieux Carré. We’ve had a handful of pop-up events including regular performances, fundraisers, jam sessions and just this past week a huge Bastille Day festival on the plaza outside the Hamm Building where Vieux Carré resides in the lower level of the Hamm Building. We are thrilled to now have a…


Becca Stevens | Mon. June 29, 2015 7pm

Posted on June 26, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

What strikes me most about Becca Stevens is her unrelenting adventurous styles & daringly putting her own twist on genres. She can make complex simple at times or deconstruct pop into jazz. Her natural instincts & musicianship is beyond impressive. Adapting within her personally stylized musical textures that she lucidly dreams into existence, Becca pours out her vibrant visionary muse featuring her wide ranging voice, explorative guitar, uke & with…


Dirty Dozen Brass Band | Thu. June 25, 2015 7pm, 9pm

Posted on June 23, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

Always proudly raging for a funky good time, these street & parade seasoned jazzy brass cats never fail to bring their joy seeking life of the party afterhours style soul stirring presence & highly energized live performance. Ever since I first saw the Dirty Dozen open for Stevie Ray Vaughan three decades ago in Saint Paul at the once mighty Riverfest, the New Orleans powerhouse has gained international reach &…


Red Baraat | Mon. June 8, 2015 7pm

Posted on June 3, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

Music creates endless possibilities & nowhere is that more evident than in the rising, swiftly blossoming musical legacy known as Red Baraat from Brooklyn, NY. Anyone who has experienced this band live will confirm the truth; that you are forever changed at that moment. Allow me to elaborate. Having witnessed RB at some of the top music festivals of our time & scene, I know their strong magnetic allure &…


Steve Smith and Vital Information at the Dakota

Posted on June 2, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

If you’re going to miss the Rolling Stones on Wednesday, you can still catch Steve Smith and Vital Information at the Dakota. Steve. The drummer in Journey during it’s heyday, He can play any style – from jazz to world rhythms. He was named one of the 25 Greatest Drummers of All Time by Modern Drummer magazine Read a sweet little story about Stones drummer, Charlie Watts meeting Steve Smith…

Jazz In June at the Dakota!

Posted on June 1, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

The Dakota is proud of our reputation for bringing the best in jazz to the Twin Cities. This month will be exceptional: truly an embarrassment of riches from all corners of the jazz world! Please join us to see some of the most exciting jazz artists working today!   Steve Smith & Vital Information – NYC Edition June 3 Steve Smith is a monster percussionist. A perennial favorite among jazz…