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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.

Grammy Award nominee Gaby Moreno graces the Dakota Friday, Feb. 10

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Music

Luckily, we are occasionally graced by a talent so fresh, that it defies categorization and takes you to places you’ve never been. Gaby Moreno is such a talent, and the pleasure is ours to enter into her musical world. The Guatemalan born singer, songwriter and guitarist, has been nominated for this year’s Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category for her latest released album Ilusión, which dropped in…

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll – Tue. February 14, 2017, 9:30pm

Posted on February 5, 2017 in Music

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll has been known to have positively profound effects on his captive audience. I will share this true story. Hayes was playing a 2 hour show in Austin & prior to that had been hanging with a musician friend who happened to tell some really bad Arkansas jokes. So Hayes reluctantly told these terrible jokes to help fill the time, a first in 9 years…


Posted on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

PATTY PETERSON PRESENTS: THE JAZZ WOMEN ALL STARS March 3 at 7 & 9pm Click Here For Tickets This summer, the Jazz Women All Stars made a terrific debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. This ensemble celebrates the great women of jazz artists in the Twin Cities, instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Patty has, once again, organized a prestigious line-up that includes Ginger Commodore on vocals, Mary…


Posted on January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

LIV WARFIELD, SHELBY J, JUDITH HILL March 18 | 7 & 10pm Click Here For Tickets Liv Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/soul. Her singing career can be traced back to her college years in Portland, Oregon, a city that holds her up as “Portland’s most soulful singer” (Portland Monthly). Some of her musical heroines are Nina Simone, Etta…


Posted on January 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Love Songs of Hawaii with MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC Feb 14 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets From the renowned “Slack Key Show” on Maui that produced four Grammy Award-winning CDs, three masters share the delightful experience of slack key guitar – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings – ‘ukulele, Hawaiian songs, and a kolohe (rascal) sense of humor.   ANA POPOVIC Feb 27 | 7pm Click Here For…


Posted on January 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

ROBERT ROBINSON Feb 2 at 7pm Click Here For Tickets Robert Robinson is reason to believe that the greatest music reaches every name and crosses every boundary, from audiences in the Pontiac Silverdome to troops in South Korea. Standing five foot five and sipping Diet Coke, Robert is “God’s canary.”  He possesses the ability to sing any song and yet remain true to his vision.   DAVINA and the VAGABONDS Feb…


Posted on January 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

THE STEELES Jan 24 at 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   DINNER AT EIGHT Feb 14…