Hosted by Cities 97′s Brian Oake
Join the Dakota and Minnesotans for Equality for a wonderful night of food and music, hosted by Brian Oake of Cities 97! Doors are at 5:00, with music starting at 7:00. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales are going to Minnesotans for Equality.
Purchase a special $39 Chef’s Menu in advance and a portion of those proceeds will go to Minnesotans for Equality as well! Experience the first flavors of Autumn and support this great organization. If you’re interested in purchasing this menu it will be available night of but PLEASE purchase in advance so we know how much to prepare. We don’t want to run out in support of this great cause.
The menu includes:
medjool date . dolmas . crispy artichoke
HOUSE-MADE CHICKEN SAUSAGE*
spaetzle . mustard greens . butternut squash . fig
DARK CHOCOLATE-CHERRY PARFAIT
brown butter crumble . candied lemon . chocolate crisp
*vegetarian alternative available upon request
There will be a silent auction featuring items from our performers and members of the local community.
“…she’s got the basics down, a nice rasp in her voice and a way with lyrics and melody. She sometimes even sounds like an ideal cross between Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow – and it could hardly get any better than that for someone in her genre.” -Daily Journal
Keri Noble is a piano-driven singer/songwriter whose passion and penchant for living life on her own terms radiates from her music. Her alto voice has a depth of character brimming with charisma, and prompted The Washington Post to compare her to Melissa Etheridge.
“Music for Marriage Equality is going to be an amazing event of music, at one of the best venues in Minneapolis, The Dakota. This is an exciting night for me, not only will I be co-hosting with Brian Oake, benefiting a great cause and organization – I also get the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite artists, Jonatha Brooke. I can’t wait!” -Keri Noble
Since her solo debut in 1994, Boston-based singer songwriter Jonatha Brooke has been praised by fans and critics alike for her “catchy original melodies and thorny lyrics.” (San Francisco Chronicle) Frequently compared to Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin, Brooke had a string of successful releases on MCA Records in the mid 1990s, but the often turbulent record industry soon found her without a contract. Undaunted, Brooke has been releasing her own albums since 1999, and has built up an admirable fan base along the way. In 2008 Brooke became one of the few women to gain access to the late Woody Guthrie’s song archive, an opportunity she turned into The Works, which featured a backing band of Joe Sample, Christian McBride, Greg Leisz, and Steve Gadd.
“[Chastity Brown] brings to mind a 21st century version of Nina Simone.” -Pioneer Press
Tennessee-raised, Minneapolis-based soul songstress Chastity Brown has an alluring tendency to turn heads and hold audiences captive with her jazz-tinged folk compositions, mesmerizing voice and expressive acoustic guitar. She has released four full-length albums. Her latest release, 2012′s Back Road Highways, is getting a lot of national and international attention. Chastity’s powerful combination of roots, rhythm, and blues is taking her all over this country, and she has some European dates set up in October 2012.
“The fact that we are voting on this amendment is beyond disheartening. It is another way to systematically divide community and prevent queer couples from accessing the same legal rights as heterosexual couples,” says musician Chastity Brown. “It is no different than the institutionalized oppression that denied women and blacks basic legal rights in years past. As an artist I believe it is my responsibility to help organize against this amendment. I’m excited to lock arms with my community on September 25th at the Dakota Jazz Club.”