Music Calendar: Featured

September 17, 2014

Nellie McKay with the Turtle Island String Quartet


Brilliant and Quirky Songstress meets Irreverent String Quartet

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie...

September 15, 2014

Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta featuring Salvador Duran


Indie Mambo Big Band

Listen to Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta perform on NPR’s All Things Considered.

sponsored by: KFAIRadio Pocho

September 14, 2014

American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, JD Steele, Tonia Hughes, Waubanewquay Day & Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott

American Roots Revue Aug 2014

Vocal and Musical Roots Powerhouse

with Special Guest Robert Robinson

September 10, 2014

Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road

Evan Christopher Hinrich.Wulff.2012

Tribute to Sidney Bechet

Tribute to Sidney Bechet: The Remembering Song

September 7, 2014



Minneapolis Sound Pioneers

with special guest Timotha Lanae

September 3, 2014

Nachito Herrera presents: A Special Evening with Habaneros


Clarinet & String Quartet de Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba

Come enjoy a wonderful evening of programming featuring Habaneros!

Habaneros is a quintet comprised of members from The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.  This event will be a dress rehearsal and North American debut for this exciting multimedia and musical performance. Join us for a night that will feature film and images of Cuba while Habaneros shares their renditions of cuban influenced classics. This performance is open and free to our guests and public. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 612-332-1010. 



September 1, 2014

Salif Keita – The Acoustic Tour


Golden Voice of Africa

Salif Keita is on the road to present his acoustic live set, reinterpreting his classics in a more intimate formula.  Find out more about the acoustic tour in the official tour trailer.

The Acoustic Tour is also the occasion to promote the Salif Keita Global Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 in order to the assist persons with albinism (PWA) at a global level.More about it here.


August 28, 2014

LiV Warfield and the NPG Hornz


Soaring R&B Vocalist



GA Standing Room with Limited Seating Available

No cell phones, cameras or recording equipment allowed.

Ticket holders must have a valid I.D. and credit card used to make purchase to redeem tickets at will call day of show.

August 27, 2014



Ukrainian Punk Folk Circus Rock

with special guest opener, LOTT

NPR said of DakhaBrakha at 2014′s globalFEST  ”it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves… utter brilliance”

Here’s what the New York Times said about DakhaBrakha’s appearance at the 2014 Global Beat  Festival -”listeners were clapping and whooping along.

Sponsored by KFAI


August 25, 2014

Will Kimbrough with Brigitte DeMeyer


Killer Chops, Southern Country, Worldly Wit

Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen open!

Jeff Daniels has been postponed, and the new show date is yet to be determined.    Current ticket holders will be welcomed to the rescheduled date AND are invited to come to the Dakota to hear Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer for no charge on August 25.

Daniels normally does not appear with other acts, but he was such a fan of Kimbrough and DeMeyer, he was happy to invite them as support.  For those with no ticket to Jeff Daniels, the ticket will be $15.  This is an opportunity for a unique show with Americana singer songwriters Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer.


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