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.


Posted on May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Help us celebrate youth jazz May 22 at The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education Fundraiser Gala, hosted by Vieux Carre! This event is a Fundraiser for the Foundation with special performances by Dakota Foundation Alumni big band, led by Kelly Rossum About Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education: Jazz has much to teach us, and to teach our young people. That’s why The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education exists. Our organization…

Four New Shows On Sale – 5/6/16

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Marquis Hill & Blacktet June 30 at 7pm “his music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz” – Chicago Tribune Out of the teeming hotbed that is the Chicago jazz scene comes one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in years.  Marquis Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek melodic passages that are as commanding as they are cogent.…


Posted on April 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Davina and the Vagabonds May 20 at 7pm May 20 at 9pm “a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox.” –Downbeat With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows…

6 NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 4/25/16

Posted on April 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

          Robbie Fulks June 26 at 7pm Fulks’s richly emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and emotional voice. Now in his 50s, he is philosophically reflective, writing “with clear eyes and a full heart” (Ken Tucker, NPR). His wit is still as quick as his picking, but it’s reflected through the lens of fatherhood, marriage, middle age, and the literary voices he is drawn…

9 (nine!) NEW SHOWS ON SALE TODAY – 4/15/16

Posted on April 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Davell Crawford May 9 at 7 PM  May 10 at 7 PM Praised by many around the world, the city of New Orleans and its piano tradition has birthed more great and uniquely gifted pianists than any other place in the world. In fact, the piano tradition of The Big Easy has been deemed as “Sainthood.” This honored privilege is held highly by the many locals and music connoisseurs from around…

Davina and the Vagabonds’ “10th & Nicollet” Live Album Release!

Posted on April 11, 2016 in News

“She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” – MinnPost No doubt whatsoever that 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.  With…


Posted on April 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

What happens when  Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Country Guitarist”, former guitar player for Paul McCartney’s Wings,  and a player Danny Gatton described as “the string-bending king of the planet.” come together for two nights?  Find out May 17 + 18!   Albert Lee Eric Clapton once called him “the greatest guitar player in the world”. He’s backed up some of the most iconic musicians of all time, like Muddy Waters, BB King, Jerry…