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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.

5/12 New Shows on Sale!

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Commander Cody May 20 | 7 & 9:30pm – ADDED SHOW! Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here for tickets Ever since his early days as front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has been a truly unique and iconoclastic figure. His special blend of old-time rock ‘n’ roll, country, boogie-woogie, R&B and Western swing have virtually defined American roots music. The band’s straightforward energy was evident on their debut…

5/5 New Shows On Sale

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Regina Marie Williams sings Nina Simone May 28 | 7pm CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS A phenomenal actor and world-class vocalist, Regina consistently wows critics and leaves audiences enthralled, staying in high demand. This lady of the stage leaves cataracts of applause in her wake at such nationally renowned venues as The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre and The Dakota. On May 28th, she takes on the catalog…

Jazz in May at The Dakota

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

  Keiko Matsui Thursday, May 11th at 7 & 9pm and May 14th at 6 & 8pm Call or Click Here for Tickets “one of the most creative and humanitarian artists around. Inspiration comes to her as easily as breathing.” – Matsui layers fluid, inventive piano playing into vivid soundscapes that have no equal in modern music. Her roots are in contemporary jazz, and her harmonies are decidedly modern,…

Mother’s Day at The Dakota

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Call mom, throw on a nice outfit, and get down to The Dakota for a special New Orleans styled Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14th from 10am-2pm! We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, including a menu just for the kids.  We’re joined by local favorites Southside Aces, who will serenade you with upbeat jazz straight from the French Quarter.  This is better than breakfast in bed. Trust us. Call…


Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Attention! Beginning this coming Wednesday 5/3 the 10th St and Nicollet Mall intersection will be under construction. The intersection will be closed COMPLETELY to through traffic over the following weekend, Saturday 5/6 and Sunday 5/7 and will reopen, with lane closures on Monday morning 5/8 but remain under construction for the next several months. We continue to recommend parking in the LaSalle parking structure on the corner of 10th St…


Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Steeles May 30 | 7pm CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The Steeles are a Soul & Gospel powerhouse. These five siblings have been heard on Broadway and have graced stages from Carnegie Hall to The Guthrie to First Ave. Join us for an evening of soul-drenched Gospel greatness!   Jevetta Steele, vocals J.D. Steele, vocals Jearlyn Steele, vocals Fred Steele, vocals Billy Steele, vocals Sarah Jarosz June 6 & 7…

The music of Miles Davis at the Dakota

Posted on April 22, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

  The SFJAZZ Collective are an octet, who come together each year to honor a single iconic musician, by performing new arrangements of their established works. They also sponsor a wide array of classes, and workshops, in addition to playing family friendly concerts in the San Francisco Bay area. Community outreach is a huge part of what SFJAZZ Collective is all about. SFJAZZ Collective have an immense respect for music,…