"Captures the intent of a rock band, the grit of a blues band and enough energy to light a stadium."
– Backstage 360

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time Grammy-nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. Mindi and the Boneshakers are the winners of eight 2018 Independent Blues Awards, and their third studio album, No Good Deed, is set for release on June 28 on Abair’s Pretty Good For A Girl Records. The artists Mindi has toured with and/or recorded with are a testament to her talent: Aerosmith, Smokey Robinson, The Backstreet Boys, Booker T. Jones, Max Weinberg, and more.

  • Mindi has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard album charts.
  • Winner of eight 2018 Independent Blues Awards: Artist of the Year | Best Blues Rock Song | Best Contemporary Blues Band | Best New Artist Recording | Best Female Artist | Best New Artist | Best R&B Soul Song | Best Traditional Song
  • The Band name came from Bonnie Raitt describing them as “boneshaking.”

Mindi Abair (saxophone, vocals)
Randy Jacobs (guitar, vocals)
Rodney Lee (keys)
Ben White (bass, vocals)
Third Richardson (drums, vocals)

Learn More: https://www.mindiabair.com


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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