Billy Cobham


After making his mark playing with Miles Davis and then Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cobham has become one of the most acclaimed...

Sep 21

The Potash Twins at the Dakota


Self-described Funk Brass Foodies, Ezra and Adeev Potash will bring their joyous big brass sounds to a show at the...

Sep 21

John Scofield – Still Playing With Space


Like most of us, jazz guitar great John Scofield spent the COVID-19 pandemic at home. For someone who had lived...

Sep 19

Potash Twins Return To Play The Dakota Sept. 22


Twin horn players Adeev and Ezra Potash may have only lived in Minneapolis for a year, but that time –...

Sep 16

Julian Lage Trio


A former child prodigy who performed at the Grammys when he was just 12, Lage (now 34) has become one...

Sep 14

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Love & Revolution Tour


The youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti leads his late father's large group, Egypt 80. When the Nigerian singer-saxophonist's...

Sep 14

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 bringing Afrobeat to the Dakota in Minneapolis on Sept. 21


If you are looking for a relaxing evening out with friends, a bit of indulgence as soft music plays in...

Sep 9

John Scofield


Scofield has been at the forefront of jazz guitarists for 40-some years now, since Miles Davis enlisted his services in...

Sep 7

Lizz Wright


Lizz Wright, who launched a new independent record company, Blues & Greens Records, in June with the release of a...

Sep 4

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band


Making up for a bit of a drought in zydeco music offerings from Louisiana in the Twin Cities of late,...

Aug 31


Effective immediately, all concerts and events at the Dakota will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72-hours. Masks are requested to be worn indoors no matter your vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.

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Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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