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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 October 21, 2016 in Featured Blog Post

JONATHA BROOKE November 21 at 7pm – Click Here For Tickets “Charming and very funny. A seasoned musician with a beautiful voice, Brooke rocks it.” – New Yorker “Jonatha Brooke immerses us in her world through beautiful storytelling…” – The Key (WXPN) Jonatha Brooke has written songs, made records and toured since her days in Boston with The Story. The Story released two albums, Grace in Gravity andThe Angel in…

O’Connor Band Special Offer

Posted on October 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  Enter promotional code “MNO” for 20% discount   “Mark O’Connor remains one of the most restless and rewarding talents in American music, a violinist with roots in the deepest bluegrass traditions who has, over a span of 40 years, merged stylistic elements of pop, jazz, world, and classical into a singular career.” – Pop Matters “one of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music” –…


Mississippi featuring Andrés Prado Album Release • Monday, October 17

Posted on October 15, 2016 in Music

The highly anticipated debut self titled record “Mississippi” has just dropped (released 10/14/16 on Shifting Paradigm Records). Discover the radiant beauty of this blossoming stellar album & feel it’s true emotional wonders by witnessing these talented fusioneers live to really grasp what this music & vibe are all about. This press quote captures them vividly: “The music of Mississippi may be described as an intense blend of colors & eclectic…



Posted on October 14, 2016 in Upcoming Shows

Ronnie Spector on November 26 & 27, Kaki King on February 19, and Sonny Knight & The Lakers on December 16 & 17. Read more about the shows and get your tickets today! RONNIE SPECTOR Nov 26 – 27 at 7pm $75-65-45 | click here for tickets Multiple Grammy-winning rock legend Ronnie Spector helped define an entire era of pop music.  Her style and sound influenced artists from Joey Ramone and Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse,…

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Progressive Jazz and South Indian Classical Music Collide

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

It’s very rare for Vieux Carre to host national shows, as their focus is on the Twin Cities’ wonderful local talent. But every once a while an opportunity to host an incredibly rare performance comes along, and they take it. Last year it was Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Stephane Wrembel, this year you’ll be able to experience saxophone master Rudresh Mahanthappa in one of the most intimate jazz rooms…


Squirrel Nut Zippers get ready to romp at the Dakota Oct. 7 & 8

Posted on October 4, 2016 in Music

The Swing Revival of the early 1990s in the United States was truly spearheaded by the exuberant vintage toned highly energized Squirrel Nut Zippers, which were formed in 1991 by Jimbo Mathus & his then wife Katharine Whalen in North Carolina. Their fun moving stylistic music sounds like a wild hybrid of romping heated 20’s swing, eclectic gypsy jazz, depression era blues, roaring dance rhythms & even calypso abounding. The…


THE BEAUTY OF KING – Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Music

The most attention grasping thing about King is their beauty. They are absolutely physically beautiful, but equally, and perhaps more important is their inner beauty which transitions into the angelically beautiful music they design and share with us. These young ladies not only write, produce, play and sing their own compositions, but they also tackle the business side of the industry, releasing their creations on their own label, King Creative.…