Dakota Street Fest

Come one, come all! The Dakota Street Fest is BACK!

We’re proud to announce that The Dakota is once again bringing back our Dakota Street Fest this year on Saturday, July 27th. Not only is this the only FREE music festival held in Downtown Minneapolis, but we’ve got something for everyone. This event is bike, family AND dog friendly so don’t be afraid to bring the whole gang down. The Festival will be located between 10th and 12th Streets on Nicollet Mall from Noon to 10pm with the Secret Stash Records After Party located inside on The Dakota stage to keep the party going all night. With 4 stages playing music all day, The Dog House serving up our Chef’s delicious takes on the ever popular hot dog (P.S. There’s even a veggie option!), local vendors, Del Monte’s Kidsville -with everything from face painters to an instrument creation center, and a whole lot more; there’s plenty to do and see. As The Dakota celebrates its 28th year, and its tenth year here in Downtown Minneapolis, we invite you to join us in the festivities. This is our “Thank You” to all of you who’ve joined us over the years. Without you, Minneapolis wouldn’t sound so good.

Take a look below to find out what’s happening.

Music Schedule

The Luther Auto Stage: 10th Sreet

  • Como Ave Jug Band: 12:00-12:45
  • Sarah Morris: 1:00-1:45
  • Kenneth Brian Band: 2:00-2:45
  • Debbie Duncan: 3:15-4:00
  • Patty Peterson: 4:15-5:00
  • Toki Wright & This Debris: 5:30-6:30
  • Kelley Hunt: 7:00-8:15
  • Davina & The Vagabonds: 8:45-10:00

The VitaMN Stage: 11th Street

  • Students of the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop: 12:15-1:00
  • Dakota Combo: 1:30-2:15
  • Elena: 2:45-3:30
  • #MPLS: 4:00-4:45
  • Crankshaft: 5:15-6:15
  • Isadore: 6:45-7:45

The Mobile Jazz Project Stage: 12th Street

  • Pippi Ardennia & the Pip Jazz Youth All Stars: 12:45-1:30
  • Walter Chancellor & Hydroponic Jazz: 2:00-2:45
  • Sophia Shorai: 3:15-4:00
  • Rey Rivera All-Stars & Zafra:4:15-5:15
  • Cory Wong Quartet: 5:45-6:30
  • Tex Pistols feat. the Longhorns: 7:00-8:00
  • Sonny Knight and The Lakers: 8:30-9:30

The Dakota Stage: Inside

  • Irv Williams Trio 4:00-5:00
  • Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold: 5:15-6:00
  • Paul Metsa & Willie Walker: 6:15-7:00
  • Barbara Jean w/Eric Koskinen, Richard Medek: 7:30-8:15
  • Nachito Herrera: 8:30-9:30
  • Secret Stash Records After Party: 10:00-12:00


Things to Eat & Drink:

  • The Dakota
  • The Dog House by The Dakota
  • Beignets by The Dakota
  • Devil’s Advocate
  • Peace Coffee
  • 1919 Rootbeer
  • Summit Beer
  • Absolute Vodka
  • Ferrari-Carano Wines
  • Smack Shack
  • … And more!


Things to Do:

  • Del Monte’s Kidsville:

–       The Music Factory – Hosted by MacPhail

–       Instrument Creation Center

–       Face Painters

–       Story Time

–       Chicks on Sticks

–       Balloon Animals

–       Unicyclist

–       Puppet Show

–       Kid’s Parade

  • Doggy Drinking Stations provided by Urban Tails
  • Fire Walkers
  • Check out a new Fiat & sign up for a test drive
  • The Jaguar car wrapping tent
  • …And more!



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