Music Calendar

September 18, 2014

Artist Wine Lunch w/ Kim Davey of Shingleback Wines, David Aschenbrener of ‘The Automatic Message’ and Nachito Herrera


Join us Thursday, September 18th at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with honored guests: Wine Maker, Kim Davey of Shingleback Wines in McLaren Vale, AU, David Aschenbrener, participating artist in Instinct Gallery’s, ‘The Automatic Message’ exhibit, and Nachito Herrera.  For our September wine lunch, Chef Derik Moran and Pastry Chef Katie Elsing have created a unique menu inspired by the artists, and local seasonal produce and product to pair with the featured wines. $39 will bring guests a three course menu paired by our Sommelier and GM Martina Priadka with three wines, and a dessert truffle. Join us for this next opportunity to dine in our relaxed and informative food and wine pairing encounter. Reservations can be made by calling 612-332-1010.

September 18, 2014

The Dakota and KBEM present: Gallery Grooves Happy Hour


Gallery Grooves is KBEM’s relaxed art social hosted by various Twin Cities artists, galleries and art communities. Join us for a special happy hour event featuring live music on the Dakota Patio from 4pm – 6pm, September 18th before you make your way down to Instinct Gallery for the main event.

Special guest artist TBA

This event is free and open to the public.


Red Baraat


Bhangra Brass Funk

Sponsored by KFAI


Global Get Down Soirée with Emel Mathlouthi and Tsuumi Sound System


The Brand New Sound of Tunisia and Finland

Emel Mathlouthi is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing an powerful brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz...

Tsuumi Sound System is one of Finland’s internationally most notable modern folk music bands. Rooted in Nordic folk traditions, classical idioms and innovative modern ideas, this eight-piece band draws...

September 19, 2014

The New Standards

New Standards

Locally Loved Legends

The New Standards are a rock and jazz trio known for their personality-laden brand of engaging performance and extraordinary musicality. Each member, coming from distinguished backgrounds...

Nachito Herrera

Nachito Herrera 2014

Cuban Piano Virtuoso

“monster technique, bottomless energy, and infectious enthusiasm “ -- Jazz Police Nachito is one of the world's great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the...

September 20, 2014

Ginger Commodore Sings Aretha Franklin


Classically Trained Jazz and Soul Singer

An evening full of sizzling soul, jazz and powerful vocals. A member of the Midwest music scene for many years, Ginger is a regular visitor to The Dakota's stage. Classically trained, gospel influenced,...

September 21, 2014

Living Colour

Living Colour Synthesia Admat

Yes, THAT Living Colour in THIS Space

A unique opportunity to see the unparalleled quartet in an intimate space!

Special Guest Opener, Ill Chemistry will be kicking off the evening.

September 22, 2014

Raul Midón

Raul Modon cap

Dazzling Jazz Soul Latin and Flamenco

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,"...

September 23, 2014

Crystal Bowersox


American Idol Singer Songwriter

Crystal appears with an acoustic duo featuring bass player Rachel Coats

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