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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.

LE CABARET CARRÉ #2 — LIVE Burlesque at Vieux Carré!

Posted on June 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

The first one was such a massive hit, we’ve thrilled to announce our SECOND presentation of Le Cabaret Carré! Hosted by the sensational Dee Richards, former Drag Show Director extraordinaire of the Gay 90’s, this show will transport you back to the golden age of jazz. Join us and experience the finest burlesque acts in the Twin Cities, live music to set the mood, and more food and drinks than…

American Songwriting Pioneer J.D Souther, 5/27!

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

“Souther did more than sketch out the emotional landscape for the introspective West Coast country-rock sound of the 1970s. He set the template.” -No Depression You may not recognize J.D. Souther’s name, but you’ve heard his work. He co-wrote some of the Eagles’ biggest hits, including “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight” and “New Kid in Town.” He also penned Linda Ronstadt’s “Faithless Love” and collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, Christopher…


Posted on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Buffy Sainte-Marie August 26 at 7:30 “Folk music mother of dragons” – NPR Perhaps you know Sainte-Marie from her 1960s protest anthems (“Universal Soldier”), open-hearted love songs (“Until It’s Time for You to Go”), incendiary powwow rock (“Starwalker”), or the juggernaut pop hit “Up Where We Belong,” which Sainte-Marie co-wrote and Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes sang for the soundtrack to An Officer and a Gentleman.  Whatever the case, every…


Posted on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Leyla McCalla June 16 at 7pm “her songs were both beautiful and devastating” – No Depression A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, Leyla McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet…


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…