Minnesota-born and raised, Connie Evingson has a catalog of acclaimed albums that run a wide spectrum of genres.  From jazz to Broadway standards, to covering Peggy Lee or The Beatles, the Twin Cities-based singer has an adventurous spirit that, like her music, knows no boundaries. Her ten albums released through Minnehaha Music have all charted in the Top 50 in the United States and Canada, and can be heard on radio stations around the globe.

Evingson has toured worldwide, with appearances at concert halls, theaters and festivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Memorable performances include being a guest artist at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, and Vince Giordano; multiple performances on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion; collaborations with the Minnesota Orchestra and Toronto Symphony conducted by Doc Severinsen; performances with the JazzMN Orchestra and Vocalessence, and a standing invitation at the renowned Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.

Evingson is a two-time recipient of both the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians as well as the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist’s Initiative Grant. She has been featured in the Smithsonian Jazz Singers radio series, on NPR’s Fresh Air and Weekend Edition, and appears on numerous compilation discs.

No matter the genre, from bebop to Bossa nova, from big-band swing to ballads, her voice is pitch-perfect; a bit smoky in texture, with articulation as clear as midnight on a starry Minnesota winter night.

Just listen. Connie Evingson finds the heart of a song and nestles it in the hearts of her audiences.

LEARN MORE: https://connieevingson.com/

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet!   The band is similar to what you would find in a dancehall, cafe or speakeasy between 1920 and 1940,  including New Orleans Traditional Brass Bands, Early Blues, Gypsy Jazz and 1920’s Popular Song.   The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves, which seems to give audiences permission to do the same!

LEARN MORE: https://pattyandthebuttons.com/

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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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