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 December 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Rio Nido (show added) December 28 | 9pm BUY TICKETS HERE or call 612.332.5299 Rio Nido is one of the Twin Cities’ most beloved vocal groups. The original trio of Tim Sparks, Prudence Johnson, and Tom Lieberman established themselves as ace performers, playing classic jazz from the 1930s and ’40s at the hottest spots in Minneapolis. After garnering regional attention and releasing several records between 1972 and 1986, the group disbanded,…

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector brings her Best Christmas Party Ever! multi-media show to the Dakota November 26 & 27!

Posted on November 22, 2016 in Music

A cherished holiday tradition for decades, Ronnie sings the biggest holiday hits in her Best Christmas Party Ever show! Combined with a multi-media show that brings the holiday show to life, Ronnie Spector’s blends in her many rocking hits from the Ronettes and her deep catalog. Be sure to listen this week’s podcast about Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever and buy your tickets today! See you at The Dakota.…


Posted on November 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

RIO NIDO December 27 & 28 | 7pm – $35 BUY TICKETS HERE or call 612.332.5299   Molly Tuttle Band January 15 | 7pm – $30, 9pm – $30/25 BUY TICKETS HERE or call 612.332.5299   MVP Quartet Bobby Watson, Ray Drummond, Smitty Smith, Donald Brown February 20 | 7pm – $30/20, 9pm – $25 February 21 AT VIEUX CARRE | 7pm – $30/20 BUY TICKETS HERE or call 612.332.5299   Aaron…

CJ Chenier – Reigning Crown Prince of Zydeco at The Dakota Sat. Nov. 19

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Music

If you have ever heard of zydeco music, then it was likely in part thanks to the Chenier family. Get ready for CJ Chenier at the Dakota! Their mission of the decades old movement was to bring the once obscure music to the greater world by playing & sharing the excitable culture everywhere possible including where it started. The intention was simple. You make people happy & they want to…


Posted on November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

TERENCE BLANCHARD – Live Album Recording January 2 and 3  |  7 PM – $50, $45, $40 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS or call 612.332.5299 “Mr. Blanchard showed off the prettiest part of his playing, evocative, meditative and sort of scene-setting: he calmly bends notes, muting his liquid sound without using an actual mute.” -New York Times Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo…


Posted on November 9, 2016 in Music

The Atlanta Rhythm Section have been a mainstay in the rotation of classic rock radio airplay since the inception of the classic rock genre with good reason. They produced mega smash singles (Imaginary Lover, So Into You, I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight) as well as popular deep cuts that include some amazing hidden, and not so hidden gems. They have one platinum, and two gold albums to…

Suzanne Vega at the Dakota, Nov. 7 and 8

Posted on November 6, 2016 in Music

BUY TICKETS HERE! Pop music darling Suzanne Vega is returning to the stage in a wonderful way, following the October release of her latest album. She performs at the Dakota on Nov. 7 and 8, 2016 with opening act Teddy Thompson (the critically praised son of Richard & Linda Thompson). Her new album, “Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers” is based on a play Vega wrote about…