Blog & PressNoteworthy Food & Music

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 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…


Posted on February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

KEIKO MATSUI May 11 | 7 & 9pm Click Here For Tickets Borrowing the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is `beyond category.’  The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout…

Ivory Coast Visionary & Highly Dynamic Talent – THIS Friday, February 17

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Music

Dobet Gnahoré is a young true visionary living the dream of music & dance & celebration of her expansive African culture. She is a highly dynamic talent who has brightly & wonderfully emerged from the Ivory Coast of Africa. Dobet’s father is a legendary percussionist who remains influential & active. Dobet grew up in a very unique artistic enclave in her home village surrounded by nurturing creative family & friends.…


Posted on February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

AMY HELM May 12 at 7pm Click Here For Tickets Daughter of The Band drummer/vocalist Levon Helm and “Love Has No Pride” co-writer and iconic beauty Libby Titus, Amy Helm was born with music in her blood. Although she took to it slowly, choosing to first focus on earning a degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her musical heritage has finally caught up with her in 1998…

Grammy Award nominee Gaby Moreno graces the Dakota Friday, Feb. 10

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Music

Luckily, we are occasionally graced by a talent so fresh, that it defies categorization and takes you to places you’ve never been. Gaby Moreno is such a talent, and the pleasure is ours to enter into her musical world. The Guatemalan born singer, songwriter and guitarist, has been nominated for this year’s Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category for her latest released album Ilusión, which dropped in…

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll – Tue. February 14, 2017, 9:30pm

Posted on February 5, 2017 in Music

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll has been known to have positively profound effects on his captive audience. I will share this true story. Hayes was playing a 2 hour show in Austin & prior to that had been hanging with a musician friend who happened to tell some really bad Arkansas jokes. So Hayes reluctantly told these terrible jokes to help fill the time, a first in 9 years…


Posted on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

PATTY PETERSON PRESENTS: THE JAZZ WOMEN ALL STARS March 3 at 7 & 9pm Click Here For Tickets This summer, the Jazz Women All Stars made a terrific debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. This ensemble celebrates the great women of jazz artists in the Twin Cities, instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Patty has, once again, organized a prestigious line-up that includes Ginger Commodore on vocals, Mary…