“Ranky Tanky doesn’t fit neatly into one category. Unless that category is good music.” – Star Tribune

Ranky Tanky (which translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!”) returns with their sophomore album Good Time – a twelve-song collection featuring brand-new original songs in the Gullah tradition.

The last time Ranky Tanky played the Dakota, the show sold-out! Read the Star Tribune feature “The band lands in Minneapolis with big buzz for its modern take on a South Carolina culture descended from slaves” here >> and read the review, “Genre-blending Ranky Tanky gives a top-ranked performance at the Dakota” here >>

This band of native South Carolinians, mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The word “Gullah” comes from West Africa and means “a people blessed by God.” The musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Quentin Baxter (drums, percussion)
Kevin Hamilton (bass)
Quiana Parler (vocals)
Clay Ross (guitar, vocals)
Charlton Singleton (trumpet, vocals)

COVID-19 Policy
Effective immediately, all performances at the Dakota will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of their card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from a test administered 72 hours or less prior to the event. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

  • The group has been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
  • Their self-titled debut album soared to the #1 Jazz Album on the Billboard, I-Tunes, and Amazon.
  • “Soulful honey to the ears.” –NPR

Learn More: http://rankytanky.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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