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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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SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 8/19

Posted on August 19, 2016 in Featured Blog Post

HERITAGE BLUES ORCHESTRA w/ DEVA MAHAL September 15 at 7pm – click here for tickets The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. You’ll journey across the Middle Passage, be driven down…

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WORLD MUSIC IN AUGUST

Posted on August 16, 2016 in Featured Blog Post

Monsieur Periné (click here for tickets) Kinetic Colombian Hot Club Wed | Aug 17 “a quirky blend of swing, alt, pop and Colombian rhythms; something like a Colombian Postmodern Jukebox.” – Billboard Winners of the Best New Artist Latin Grammy in 2015, this new project is one of the hottest bands in Colombia. Their virtuosic playing and engaging vocals connect 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern Bogota.  …

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NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 8/11

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Featured Blog Post

ERIC ROBERSON Aug 28 at 7 & 9pm – click here for tickets Eric, or Erro as he’s commonly known, is widely considered the king of independent soul music, having sold more than 100,000 units of each of his solo releases.  He’s has penned songs for Jill Scott, Vivian Green (Emotional Rollercoaster),Musiq Soulchild (Previous Cats), Dwele (Hold On), 112, Carl Thomas, Will Downing and several others.  A tireless artist, Roberson plays…

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NEW ORLEANS SUMMER PARTY AT THE DAKOTA

Posted on August 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Minneapolis and New Orleans are connected by more than the mighty Mississippi: these river cities’ musical histories are interconnected. The Dakota has presented the past, present, and future of New Orleans and greater Louisiana over the years.  We’re excited to bring an entire weekend of NOLA to the Dakota! “the new face of post-Katrina New Orleans…He sanctifies, electrifies, hellafies. If you weren’t dancing at this show you were dead.” –…

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FACINATING DAKHABRAKHA BRING THEIR MAGIC BACK TO THE DAKOTA

Posted on August 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Words to characterize the music and experience of Dakhabrakha are not easy to pinpoint, but It’s worth it to try! Everyone who cares about music should be made aware of how remarkable these performers truly are. The often used blanket term “world music” is grossly inadequate in its attempt to convey to one who has not been in their presence what to expect from this Kyiv, Ukraine quartet. Distinctive, high…

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NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 7/29

Posted on July 29, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

RED BARAAT September 6 at 7pm – click here for tickets Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity…

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SCOTCH DINNER w/ LOCH LOMOND

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Featured Blog Post

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at this fast-rising distillery!  The $94 ticket price includes welcome drink, 4 course dinner, 4 scotch pairings, 1 cigar, tickets for the show with Naomi & her Handsome Devils, tax, and gratuity.  Tickets can be found here: http://bit.ly/29LrRhI MENU 1.  Hops smoked oyster      puffed barley . “apple liquor” . vanilla paired with: Loch Lomond Single Grain Old fashioned (apricot & blackberry shrub) 2.…