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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 4, 2016 in Upcoming Shows

Local Legends Davina and the Vagabonds Local Legends on our stage for SIX shows! April 21-22 & 24 are going to be a huge party because they’re releasing their LIVE CD, check out a quick peek:   “There is a timeless quality about this band that sets them apart from the masses but, perhaps more than anything else, there is an honesty here that is refreshing beyond belief. This band loves what…

8 NEW SHOWS ON SALE TODAY – 3/31/16

Posted on March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Abdullah Ibrahim May 4 7 PM – $40, $45 & $50 9 PM – $30, $35 & $40 Artist Personnel: Abdullah Ibrahim piano Cleave Guyton alto saxophone, flute Keith Loftis tenor saxophone Jason Marshall baritone saxophone Andrae Murchison trombone Belden Bullock bass George Gray drums The great Nelson Mandela described Cape Town-born piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart.” A performer, composer and outspoken chronicler of South Africa’s struggle…

Dave King Trio at Vieux Carré

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

We are BEYOND excited to present the Dave King Trio on April 1+2 at our new spot, Vieux Carré.  Cover is $15, this is NOT a ticketed show show, so seats will be first come first serve. Perhaps you know Dave King as the drummer in The Bad Plus, or any number of avant-improv/indierock/Americana/electronic experimental bands rooted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But somewhere in that mix is a deep fondness for the…

SFJazz Collective Plays Michael Jackson

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

“The best kind of jazz laboratory; one where the heroes of the past are celebrated alongside these relatively young icons in the making.” – All About Jazz “It’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now.” – The New York Times Praised for its innovative approach to repertoire, SFJazz Collective performs a new list of compositions by a modern jazz master and new pieces by the Collective members every…

Prairie Home Companion’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band gets NEW SHOES!

Posted on March 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Where does the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band go when they aren’t on Prairie Home Companion? They get New Shoes! This new project finds members of Prairie Home Companion’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band stretching out in new directions. Richard Kriehn (fiddle, mandolin), Gary Raynor (bass), Joe Savage (pedal steel guitar), and Peter Johnson (drums) present original music and Americana gems that span several decades. When Richard Kriehn turned 10, his mom…

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Joyous Gift To New Orleans

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

We’re beyond excited to have this legend of vocal jazz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, on our stage. She’ll be joined by Irvin Mayfield & New Orleans 7. It’s going to be a night of inspiration, we can’t wait! (following taken from: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/30/435204017/dee-dee-bridgewaters-joyous-gift-to-new-orleans) From African drums in Congo Square to raucous brass bands second-lining in the streets, jazz is the soundtrack of New Orleans. The history and spirit of the Crescent City…

Special Wine Lunch w/ Caterina Dei

Posted on February 24, 2016 in Food & Drink

We are proud to host a very special wine lunch with singer and winery proprietor, Caterina Dei! Caterina joins us from Italy to host the event and has chosen the Dakota because of her deep love for the musical arts. We will also be joined by Minnesota Opera artist, Bergen Baker. She will be performing and speaking about her love for the Minnesota Opera. Lunch arrival is from 11:30 –…