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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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3/24 SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on March 24, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Michael Johnson April 12 | 7pm Click Here for Tickets In his 40-plus years in the music business, guitarist and songwriter Michael Johnson has quietly compiled an impressive catalog as performer and songwriter, establishing himself as a craftsman of gentle, virtuosic music, replete with thoughtful lyrics and unpretentiously dazzling guitar playing. Johnson spent nearly 20 years living in Minneapolis, and his annual Christmas shows at the Guthrie Theater became the…

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3/17 – SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on March 17, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Featured Food Item

Denny Laine Plays Band on the Run May 6 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets Denny is an original member of the Moody Blues and he sang the band’s first major hit single “Go Now” in 1964. After a few years, he left the Moody Blues to pursue his solo career managed by the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Along with Paul & Linda McCartney, Laine is co founder of the…

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The Feelin’ will give you the feeling’

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Music

For a genuine gist of who my friend Nick aka Nicholas David is, look no further than his aptly earned nickname The Feelin’. Nick the Feelin’ is the warmest, most soulful human beacon of exquisite voice, musicianship & beaming presence on the vibrant Minneapolis Saint Paul music scene. And has been for well over a decade. I trust that I’m largely preaching to the choir here. Think of Nicholas as…

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EIGHT NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 3/10/17

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Robert Robinson March 26 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets Although he points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace Robert, and that…

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The Subdudes (will) capture (you) with their deep New Orleans roots

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Music

A number of Jazzfests ago in New Orleans, it just so happened the Subdudes were playing right before Crosby, Stills & Nash at a major stage. Please allow me to share with you a story. During the fiercely impassioned Subdudes set, guitarist singer songslinger Tommy Malone broke a string. After the song something unusual happened on stage instantly. Saintly (Subdudes fan) Stephen Stills was about to send his guitar tech…

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SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 3/3/17

Posted on March 3, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

GIN DINNER w/ LONESOME DAN KASE March 30 | 6pm Call 612.332.5299 For Tickets 4 Craft Cocktails, 3 Course Dinner, w/ Live Music – all included   HERENCIA DI TIMBIQUI April 18 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets The group takes its name (which translates to Heritage Timbiquí) from the city of Timbiqui, a town near the Pacific coast. The town, and the band, has deep African as well as Colombian…

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SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE 2/24

Posted on February 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

NICHOLAS DAVID with VIC VOLARE, RYAN YOUNG (TRAMPLED BY TURTLES), AND MIKE CINI feat. SPECIAL GUEST BILLY MCLAUGHLIN May 16 | 7 & 9pm Click Here For Tickets Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team…