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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 October 14, 2016 in Upcoming Shows

Ronnie Spector on November 26 & 27, Kaki King on February 19, and Sonny Knight & The Lakers on December 16 & 17. Read more about the shows and get your tickets today! RONNIE SPECTOR Nov 26 – 27 at 7pm $75-65-45 | click here for tickets Multiple Grammy-winning rock legend Ronnie Spector helped define an entire era of pop music.  Her style and sound influenced artists from Joey Ramone and Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse,…

Progressive Jazz and South Indian Classical Music Collide

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

It’s very rare for Vieux Carre to host national shows, as their focus is on the Twin Cities’ wonderful local talent. But every once a while an opportunity to host an incredibly rare performance comes along, and they take it. Last year it was Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Stephane Wrembel, this year you’ll be able to experience saxophone master Rudresh Mahanthappa in one of the most intimate jazz rooms…

Squirrel Nut Zippers get ready to romp at the Dakota Oct. 7 & 8

Posted on October 4, 2016 in Music

The Swing Revival of the early 1990s in the United States was truly spearheaded by the exuberant vintage toned highly energized Squirrel Nut Zippers, which were formed in 1991 by Jimbo Mathus & his then wife Katharine Whalen in North Carolina. Their fun moving stylistic music sounds like a wild hybrid of romping heated 20’s swing, eclectic gypsy jazz, depression era blues, roaring dance rhythms & even calypso abounding. The…

THE BEAUTY OF KING – Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Music

The most attention grasping thing about King is their beauty. They are absolutely physically beautiful, but equally, and perhaps more important is their inner beauty which transitions into the angelically beautiful music they design and share with us. These young ladies not only write, produce, play and sing their own compositions, but they also tackle the business side of the industry, releasing their creations on their own label, King Creative.…

Fred Eaglesmith brings 40 years of songs to the Dakota

Posted on September 24, 2016 in Music

Fred Eaglesmith The Dakota Jazz Club Tue. September 27, 2016 7pm Suddenly, I want the whole wide world to know about the true to life dirt road troubadour Fred Eaglesmith from rural Canada. Fred is an eccentric real life seasoned songwriter & gifted performer. He has been on the road for over 40 years penning original songs (making for 22 albums) & sharing stories & experiences that would seem like…

“I’m bringing back the Jazz Women All Stars” – Patty Peterson

Posted on September 16, 2016 in Music

You heard right, the Patty Peterson and the Jazz Women All Stars are back! This summer the Jazz Women All Stars made a terrific debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. The ensemble included Debbie Duncan on vocals, Linda Peterson on piano and vocals, Mary Louise Knutson on piano, Joan Griffith on bass and guitar, Sheila Earley on drums, Mary Petrich on sax and of course Patty Peterson…


Posted on September 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

BOOKER T JONES American Music Legend November 1 & 2 | 7 & 9pm – click here for tickets It can be argued that it is Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity.  On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians…