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.

11 (eleven!) NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on December 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Jonatha Brooke January 17  |  7PM $35/30 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS From 2010 to 2013, Jonatha took a touring hiatus, to write and develop her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, a mother-daughter love story about her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014, ‘4 Noses played for ten weeks, at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street to rave reviews — “Devastating and gorgeous. A poignantly funny, beautifully created narrative” (New…

New Years Eve with Davina and the Vagabonds!

Posted on December 21, 2016 in Music

There is a new buzzword going around the Twin Cities music scene &  among the greater world: Davina. Yes, Davina Sowers is becoming more & more of an icon in the making all the time. Her songwriting prowess joined with her enigmatic firebrand delivery fuel countless live shows & exuberant recordings. Davina forges a unique dreamy vintage soundscape that mostly defies description begging to be heard by any & all.…


Posted on December 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS January 1  |  7pm BUY TICKETS HERE or call 612.332.5299 Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. They used to average over 300 shows a year in…


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…