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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.

EIGHT NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 3/10/17

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Robert Robinson March 26 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets Although he points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace Robert, and that…

The Subdudes (will) capture (you) with their deep New Orleans roots

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Music

A number of Jazzfests ago in New Orleans, it just so happened the Subdudes were playing right before Crosby, Stills & Nash at a major stage. Please allow me to share with you a story. During the fiercely impassioned Subdudes set, guitarist singer songslinger Tommy Malone broke a string. After the song something unusual happened on stage instantly. Saintly (Subdudes fan) Stephen Stills was about to send his guitar tech…

SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 3/3/17

Posted on March 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

GIN DINNER w/ LONESOME DAN KASE March 30 | 6pm Call 612.332.5299 For Tickets 4 Craft Cocktails, 3 Course Dinner, w/ Live Music – all included   HERENCIA DI TIMBIQUI April 18 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets The group takes its name (which translates to Heritage Timbiquí) from the city of Timbiqui, a town near the Pacific coast. The town, and the band, has deep African as well as Colombian…

SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE 2/24

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…

FOUR NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 2.16.17

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.…

THREE NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 2.10.17

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…