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"One of the world’s great Cuban pianists. [Nachito] blends jaw-dropping technique and rich, powerful soulfulness in an amazing display of musical power and emotion."
– TEDx Talks

Please note: the link to this streaming show will be emailed to you 24 hours before the concert and again, one hour before the concert start time.

Don’t miss Nachito’s Dakota homecoming! “The Minnesota place that means the most to Herrera, however, is the Dakota … Over the years, he has played there solo and with various combinations of musicians, including duetting with violinist Karen Briggs and leading the Habana All-Stars and the Universals.”  – Star Tribune feature, “Minnesota pianist Nachito Herrera on surviving COVID-19”

50% of the $15 ticket price goes directly to the artist.

Join a special VIP Zoom Q & A. Those who include an artist gratuity of $50 or more will be invited to join a VIP Zoom Q & A with Nachito Herrera and Dakota co-owner Lowell Pickett

The gratuity can be added through a “GiveButter” button during the concert or when you finalize your ticket purchase for the streamed concert

90% of the added gratuity will go directly to Nachito!

The Zoom Q & A will take place Tuesday, Sep 29 at 7 PM and all those participating will receive an emailed invitation for the Zoom log-in.

“The Dakota is my musical house. I cannot live without the Dakota” -Nachito Herrera, Star Tribune feature

Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera is acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest Cuban pianists in command of traditional classical and contemporary musical idioms. Nachito brings astounding technique and natural talent to compose explosive music that overwhelms the Dakota with powerful energy. We at the Dakota love to call him the “man with twenty fingers”, hence the Classical to Cuban pyrotechnics description.


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.

By clicking the link below, you are consenting to abide by our COVID policy: View Policy

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: joe@dakotacooks.com

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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