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A note from Corky Siegel

Posted on January 5, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, News, Upcoming Shows

Try to imagine the iconic Ernie Watts performing with Chamber Blues. …  I did. “He’s one of the greatest living saxophonists, at the top of his game.“ – All About Jazz Magazine Ernie Watts with Chamber Blues – Sun. Jan. 10 – The Dakota in Minneapolis First show at 7pm.  Phone: 612-332-1010.  Ticket link above. Dear Cousins,  I met Ernie (Two-time Grammy Award winner, featured on over 500 recordings by…

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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…

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Otis Clay Interview in Italian Blues Magazine

Posted on March 16, 2015 in News

Interview taken from the March 2015 Il Blues Magazine. Few artists have a voice like his, can transport the listener into a kind of emotional elsewhere. Compared to some of his contemporaries he probably missed a few hits, but his career, which began more than half a century ago, has led him to alternate with coe-ence and credibility gospel and soul. We admired in concert several times, especially (but not…

Longtime backup singer Lisa Fischer dazzles front and center

Posted on December 10, 2014 in News, Reviews

It’s been a real treat to have met the wonderful singer, Lisa Fischer this year. We had her here for the first time back in September and it was like meeting a long lost friend that we never knew we had. She has found a home at the Dakota and so it’s a blessing she has been able to come back to soon for 3 nights this time around. Our…

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