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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.


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,…


Posted on April 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Each year, the SFJAZZ Collective creates and performs eight new works and eight new arrangements of tunes by an honored artist. Past honorees include Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder, and Chick Corea. For their 2016-17 season, the Collective will perform new arrangements of the music of jazz innovator Miles Davis and new compositions.   Tickets can be purchased by…

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…