Dakota Crossing is an 8 piece modern country showcase band based in Central California, specializing in providing 2-3hr shows with exclusive current modern country radio hits. Dakota Crossing is anchored by three solid lead vocalists that perform radio hits from Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Kenny Chesney and many more! We are the perfect fit for your modern country themed corporate party, wedding and other events that need a strong modern country flare!
We have had the pleasure of having Dakota Crossing at our place several times. We host weekly events at our venue and we know it will be standing room only when they are playing!! They are not only amazing musicians but they are wonderful people as well which is a huge plus in this business. Our customers regular ask for the dates they are returning. They really know how engage the crowd and provide everyone with a good time!!
Dakota Crossing did an amazing job at our event. Professional and easy to work with; we can't wait to book them for another event!
Response from Dakota Crossing:
Thanks Marcy! We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review! We certainly had a blast being a part of Organic Pastures' Camping With The Cows weekend event!
What to Expect
Dakota Crossing offers a full 2-3hr modern country showcase concert event. Our sets contain only current country radio hits (1-5 year old tunes max). We strive to create sets that take our audiences to a fun county music party mood for whatever event we may be performing for. All of our shows (Including our 21 and over shows) are always family friendly, so no worries about inappropriate language, lyrics, dress, etc. from Dakota Crossing!
We have three lead vocalists who allow Dakota Crossing to perform a wide variety of modern country artists' material. We like to refer to Jill Douty as our very own Carrie Underwood. Jim Belt handles all the Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, etc. tunes. Paul Haugen does a remarkable job singing the likes of Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and many more.
When you put these three strong vocalists together, they create the Dakota Crossing vocal powerhouse that provides amazing 3-4 part vocal harmonies throughout the entire show. Tim Douty, our keyboardist provides an aweosme 4th backup vocal roll.
Dakota Crossing is modern/new country showcase band is an 8 piece band based out of Fresno, California. Jim Belt, the bassist and co-founder of the very successful Foreigner tribute, Foreigner Unauthorized (www.foreignerunauthorized.com) built Dakota Crossing to be primarily a showcase band who’s set-list is comprised of current country radio hits from the past 5 years. Utilizing the same model that Foreigner Unauthorized used to create their successful Fairs, Wineries and other corporate focused shows in creating Dakota Crossing.
Pulling musicians from several sources, Dakota Crossing brings a strong 3-5 part vocal presence combined with solid pro-level musicianship to the modern country genre. The musician configuration includes banjo, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, keys, drums and bass. We can also provide special guest fiddle when a particular show requires. If required, Dakota Crossing can also streamline/reduce the musician configuration in order to fit a particular venue need.
Dakota Crossing is very fortunate to have 3 powerhouse vocalist, each with their own unique vocal style that allows the band to provide a wide variety of modern country hits with stunning vocal accuracy:
Jill Douty is an exceptional vocalist who’s vocal styling allows Dakota Crossing to include Carrie Underwood material with stunning closeness to Carrie, herself.
Paul Haugen brings the modern male vocal styles of Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and more to the Dakota Crossing arsenal of material.
Jim Belt’s vocal work allows the band to easily perform Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and more.
Dakota Crossing primary target shows/venues are corporate, fairs, wineries, casinos, etc where a 1-2hr showcase concert experience is desired. We provide an entertaining 2hr modern country concert experience that is high energy and audience engaging from the very first song to the last encore. The band loves this music and loves even more performing these fun and well know current country hits.
Past Booked Events
|September 29, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||2017 Caruthers District Fair|
|September 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Clovis High School Boosters Fundraiser|
|September 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Live At Copperopolis Town Square, Copperopolis, CA|
|September 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||WSRRA - Cowboy Classic Ranch Rodeo|
|August 26, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event - Visalia Country Club|
|July 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Live At On The Edge, Clovis, CA|
|July 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private 4th Of July Event, Fresno, CA|
|June 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Live At Engelmann's - Fresno, CA|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Graduation|
|May 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Live at On The Edge, Clovis, CA|
|April 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Live at Organic Pastures Dairy Event, Fresno, CA|
|April 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Live at ApCal's Country Music Festival, Madera, CA|
|April 01, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Live at Big Hat Days, Clovis, CA|
|February 25, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Live at The Lounge, Clovis, CA|
|February 10, 2017 • 6:00am - 9:00am||Live Performance - KMPH 26 Great Day|
Smoke Break / Carrie Underwood
Sleep Without You / Brett Young
Bringing Back The Sunshine / Blake Shelton
Beer In The Headlights / Luke Bryan
Kiss A Girl / Keith Urban
Gonna / Blake Shelton
You Look Good / Lady Antebellum
A Guy With A Girl / Blake Shelton
We Owned The Night / Lady Antebellum
Yea Boy / Kelsea Ballerini
That's What I Love About Sundays / Craig Morgan
Buy Me A Boat / Chris Janson
Summertime / Kenny Chesney
Humble & Kind / Tim McGraw
Tennessee Whiskey / Chris Stapelton
Barton Hollow / Civil Wars
We Were Us / Keith Urban
Good Girl / Carrie Underwood
Roller Coaster / Luke Bryan
Reality / Kenny Chesney
Honey Bee / Blake Shelton
The Girl You Think I Am / Carrie Underwood
Beer Can Chicken / Kenny Chesney
Done / The Band Perry
Beer In Mexico / Kenny Chesney
Church Bells/Carrie Underwood
Bow Chicka Wow Wow / Meghan Patrick
Sun Daze / Florida Georgia Line
Lights Come On / Jason Aldean
House Party / Sam Hunt
Feel Like A Rock Star / Kenny Chesney
Snapback / Old Dominion
The Girl You Thought I Was/Carrie Underwood
Leave Love Alone / Carrie Underwood
Wagon Wheel / Darius Rucker
80's Mercedes/Maren Morris
Beer In The Headlights/Luke Bryan
Barton Hollow/Civil Wars
Die A Happy Man/Thomas Rhett
Sleep Without You/Brett Young
You Look Good/Lady Antebellum
...and the list goes on...!
|Paul Haugen||Lead Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar|
|Jim Belt||Lead Vocalist, Guitars, Band Manager|
|Jill Douty||Lead Vocalist|
|Chris Bohrman||Guitars, Banjo|
|Taylor Hollman||Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin|
|Rik Wilmitch||Bass Guitar|
|Tim Douty||Keys, BU Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
We have a long list of modern country artists that Dakota Crossing has as influences to our shows:
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
...the list goes on and on!