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DAKOTA FOUNDATION FOR JAZZ EDUCATION GALA

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, News

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…

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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…

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8 NEW SHOWS ON SALE TODAY – 3/31/16

Posted on March 31, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, News

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…

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Today Only: Buy Online, Get Free Wine!

Posted on November 29, 2015 in News

We invite you to give the gift of world-class food and world-renowned music this holiday season! Dakota/Vieux Carré gift cards make the ideal gift, as they can be used for dinner, drinks, or tickets to any Dakota show, or food and beverages at Vieux Carré. From now through December 23, receive a $20 promo card as a gift from us with every $100 in gift cards purchased. On Cyber Monday…

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DOUBLE DOWN on Black Friday Gift Cards!

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Community, News

Today only! Double down on your holiday giving and get TWO $20 promo cards with every $100 purchased in gift cards on November 27. We invite you to give the gift of world-class food and world-renowned music this holiday season! Dakota/Vieux Carré gift cards make the ideal gift, as they can be used for dinner, drinks, or tickets to any Dakota show, or food and beverages at Vieux Carré. From…

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The Subdudes

Posted on November 3, 2015 in News, Upcoming Shows

The flavor savory New Orleans steeped Subdudes first initiated their earthy rootsy profound sound in 1987 brought together by friendship & shared musical interests & resulting aspirations. The Dudes burst forth on the scene with racy voracious pleasure & spellbinding splendor. After all, this is the New Orleans music scene that is the envy of the civilized world. Within the all encompassing cultural diversity of what I call the planet…

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Davina & the Vagabonds

Posted on October 20, 2015 in News, Upcoming Shows

Davina brings music to life on stage. Her skilled sultry exquisite singing & engaging piano playing breathe wonderment & weave indulgent idiosyncrasies into every live performance with the dynamic playful interplay of her sensational backing band the Vagabonds. The first time I ever met my now dear friend Davina Sowers was after I had just seen her rising powerful band Davina & the Vagabonds at Jitters (in Minneapolis). I can…