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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.

A conversation with the Kirk Joseph from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Catch them at the dakota live Sunday April 23

Posted on April 18, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with New Orleans’ own Kirk Joseph, who is the sousaphone extraordinaire of Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The world renowned festive groundbreaking band has an amazing story, historic legacy and a truly lasting influence. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, DDBB continues to thrive today and into the future. Kirk & I have been friends for over 20 years. We take great pleasure in deeply talking about music, our adventures and various…

4.14 New Shows On Sale!

Posted on April 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Class Action June 17 | 7 PM & 9 PM- $25 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS From 1979-1982, Class Action was one of the Twin Cities’ most popular dance bands. Featuring the area’s top studio musicians and singers, the group was known for its breadth of material, musicality, and high-energy shows. Through the heart of the disco era, the band packed local nightspots with its mix of jazzy, funky, dance-oriented music…


Posted on April 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Edgar Winter | May 4 – 7PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Edgar Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with…


Posted on April 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

MICHAEL JOHNSON | APRIL 12 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS “A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer. No two shows are alike.” -Billboard Magazine Johnson has established himself as a craftsman of gentle, virtuosic music, replete with thoughtful lyrics and unpretentiously dazzling guitar playing. This masterful storyteller has written hit songs for himself and others, and his shows are heavy on warmth and humor.   JONATHA BROOKE | APRIL 13 CLICK HERE…


Posted on March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 An Evening With Robert Robinson Sunday April 16 | 7pm $30 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…


Posted on March 30, 2017 in Food & Drink

Join the Dakota and Twin Cities Hot Club for a very special Easter Brunch, April 16 from 10am – 2pm. Whether you’re 5 or 95, a memorable early afternoon of abundant food and lively music awaits you.  Chef Derik Moran bakes fresh pastries and breads and presents them along with an assortment of classic bistro fare options. We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, menu below (kids menu also available,…

Elite Song Stylists and Breathtaking Improvisers

Posted on March 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

FREDDY COLE An eminently satisfying entertainer. Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing, a certain nuance to his phrasing that can’t be taught. Hear why the New York Times calls him “the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation.”  BUY TICKETS HERE   STACEY KENT QUARTET feat. JIM TOMLINSOM A crystal clear voice that seems lighter than air. A saxophone sound that is gentle and intimate. Stacey Kent…