Dessa's Concert History

Born Margaret Wander, Dessa’s first release with Doomtree, False Hopes, introduced a unique sensibility to underground hip-hop: literary, bitter-sweet, and wry. She alternated between a clever, droll persona as an emcee and her earnest, unaffected delivery as a singer with a low, clear alto voice. Her a cappella arrangements delicate and expressive, full of sad, old world harmonies. False Hopes attracted a varied set of ferociously dedicated fans in the Midwest and beyond.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Dec 03, 2021 Theivery Corporation / Dessa Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon, United States
Oct 10, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa   The Orange Peel Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Oct 09, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Oct 08, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa   The Ritz Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Oct 07, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Oct 06, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa The National Richmond, Virginia, United States
Oct 02, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa The Eastern-ga Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Oct 01, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa The Caverns Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Sep 30, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa   Park West Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sep 29, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Sep 27, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa House of Blues - Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sep 25, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa     Terminal 5 New York, New York, United States
Sep 24, 2021 Thievery Corporation / Dessa Wall Street Theater Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Jul 11, 2021 84th Stern Grove Festival  
Thievery Corporation / Dessa
Stern Grove San Francisco, California, United States
Feb 27, 2020 Dessa / Roy Kinsey / DJ Shannon Blowtorch   First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Feb 27, 2020 Dessa / DJ Shannon Blowtorch / MARGRET / Roy Kinsey   First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jan 24, 2020 Dessa / Nexus String Quartet / Monakr Ophelia's Electric Soapbox Denver, Colorado, United States
Jan 18, 2020 Dessa / Monakr The Crocodile Seattle, Washington, United States
Nov 20, 2019 Heart, Strings: Dessa with the Argus Quartet and Matthew Santos
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The Greene Space New York, New York, United States
Sep 21, 2019 HEAVY & LIGHT 2019  
Dessa / Anis Mojgani / SWIMM / Anthony Raneri / Jon Foreman
House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sep 05, 2019 Dessa / Monakr   The Metro Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Sep 02, 2019 Dessa   Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Sep 01, 2019 Dessa Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Aug 30, 2019 Dessa / MONAKR Levitt Pavillion Denver, Colorado, United States
Jul 12, 2019 –
Jul 13, 2019
80/35 Music Festival 2019  
Portugal. The Man / Elle King / Metric / Misterwives / Liz Phair / Lissie / Dessa / Murder By Death / Open Mike Eagle / Sadat X & El w/ DJ Kaos / The Beths / The Maytags / The Envy Corps / The Harmaleighs / And The Kids / Sidewalk Chalk / Dressy Bessy / Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal / Dickie / Druids / MarKaus / Squirrel flower / LAV.ISH / Crystal City / The Other Brothers / Closed Format / Hex Girls / Younger / Lady Revel / DJ Raj / Queen Kenzie / COLDSAINT / EleanorGrace / Plumero / Greta & Adaline Akers / Jolie Seitz / Girls Rock! Des Moines / DMMC Summer Camps Show all bands
Western Gateway Park Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 01, 2019 Andrew Bird / Laura Jane Grace / Dessa / JID The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
May 26, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Soundset 2019  
Lil Wayne / G-Eazy / Lil Uzi Vert / SZA / dmx / Trippie Redd / Tech N9ne / Atmosphere / Run the Jewels / Bas / Doja Cat / YBN Cordae / Royce da 5'9" / Buddy / Black Star / Tierra Whack / Cut Chemist / Taylor Bennett / Dessa / Beast Coast / Prof / Dounia / Just Blaze / deM atlaS / Psymun / Sa-roc / student 1 / DJ Abilities / Dua Saleh / The Last Word / Cashinova / Epic Beard Men / DJ Spinderella / Taylor J / DJ Keezy / Lisa Vazquez / DV One / B.A.G. (Blimes x Gab) / DJ PRESYCE / Mickey Breeze / Kevin Beacham Show all bands
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
May 26, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Soundset 2019  
Lil Wayne / G-Eazy / Lil Uzi Vert / SZA / dmx / Trippie Redd / Tech N9ne / Atmosphere / Run the Jewels / Bas / Doja Cat / YBN Cordae / Royce da 5'9" / Buddy / Black Star / Tierra Whack / Cut Chemist / Taylor Bennett / Dessa / Beast Coast / Prof / Dounia / Just Blaze / deM atlaS / Psymun / Sa-roc / student 1 / DJ Abilities / Dua Saleh / The Last Word / Cashinova / Epic Beard Men / DJ Spinderella / Taylor J / DJ Keezy / Lisa Vazquez / DV One / B.A.G. (Blimes x Gab) / DJ PRESYCE / Mickey Breeze / Kevin Beacham Show all bands
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
May 26, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Soundset 2019  
Lil Wayne / G-Eazy / Lil Uzi Vert / SZA / dmx / Trippie Redd / Tech N9ne / Atmosphere / Run the Jewels / Bas / Doja Cat / YBN Cordae / Royce da 5'9" / Buddy / Black Star / Tierra Whack / Cut Chemist / Taylor Bennett / Dessa / Beast Coast / Prof / Dounia / Just Blaze / deM atlaS / Psymun / Sa-roc / student 1 / DJ Abilities / Dua Saleh / The Last Word / Cashinova / Epic Beard Men / DJ Spinderella / Taylor J / DJ Keezy / Lisa Vazquez / DV One / B.A.G. (Blimes x Gab) / DJ PRESYCE / Mickey Breeze / Kevin Beacham Show all bands
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
May 26, 2019 Soundset 2019  
Lil Wayne / G Eazy / Run the Jewels / SZA / Beast Coast / Atmosphere / Dessa / Lil Nas X
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
May 26, 2019 Soundset  
Dounia / Taylor Bennett / Buddy / deM atlaS / Doja Cat / Prof / Trippie Redd / DMX / Royce 5'9" / Beast Coast / Lil Nas X / Dessa / Run the Jewels / Black Star / Atmosphere / Lil Wayne
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Travis Scott / Hozier / Tame Impala / Logic / Anderson .Paak / ODESZA / Marina / Lord Huron / Clairo / Chromeo / Mura Masa / Snakehips / Imogen Heap / Denzel Curry / Brandi Carlile / Sheck Wes / Mitski / Christine and the Queens / Greta Van Fleet / King Princess / Guster / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / SOB x RBE / Sasha Alex Sloan / Ravyn Lenae / Black Star / Gang of Youths / Young Fathers / Princess Nokia / Superorganism / Yaeji / Snail Mail / Cautious Clay / Kilo Kish / Skegss / Pale Waves / Easy Life / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Turnstile / Dessa / Big Red Machine / Tank and the Bangas / White Reaper / Sidney Gish / Marina (USA) / Pile / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Fred Armisen / Michael Che / Naeem / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Melissa Villasenor / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling Music Festival  
Twenty One Pilots / Tame Impala / Travis Scott / Greta Van Fleet / ODESZA / Logic / CHVRCHES / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Brandi Carlile / Lord Huron / Hozier / Sheck Wes / Christine and the Queens / Big Red Machine / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Tank and the Bangas / King Princess / Marina / Mura Masa / Mitski / Clairo / Guster / Denzel Curry / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Yaeji / Lil Nas X / Snakehips / Gang of Youths / Snail Mail / Turnstile / Princess Nokia / SOB x RBE / Ravyn Lenae / Pale Waves / Betty Who / Cautious Clay / Naeem / Superorganism / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Pile / White Reaper / Kilo Kish / Dessa / Sidney Gish / Skegss / Easy Life Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
May 24, 2019 Bottlerock Napa Valley / Neil Young / Imagine Dragons / Mumford & Sons / Pharrell Williams / Slothrust / Logic / Santana / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / Gary Clark Jr. / Sylvan Esso / Flogging Molly / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Big Boi...   Napa Valley Exposition Napa, California, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Hozier / Travis Scott / Tame Impala / Logic / ODESZA / Marina / Anderson .Paak / Janelle Monáe / Chromeo / Lord Huron / Snakehips / Mura Masa / Brandi Carlile / Denzel Curry / Guster / Christine and the Queens / SOB x RBE / Sheck Wes / Black Star / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Clairo / Greta Van Fleet / Mitski / Ravyn Lenae / Young Fathers / Kilo Kish / King Princess / Gang of Youths / Superorganism / Princess Nokia / Yaeji / Snail Mail / Pale Waves / Cautious Clay / Dessa / Skegss / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Tank and the Bangas / Turnstile / White Reaper / Marina (USA) / Big Red Machine / Pile / Easy Life / Sidney Gish / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Michael Che / Fred Armisen / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Melissa Villasenor / Naeem / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Travis Scott / Hozier / Tame Impala / Logic / Anderson .Paak / ODESZA / Marina / Lord Huron / Chromeo / Clairo / Mura Masa / Snakehips / Imogen Heap / Denzel Curry / Brandi Carlile / Sheck Wes / Mitski / Christine and the Queens / Greta Van Fleet / King Princess / Guster / SOB x RBE / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Sasha Alex Sloan / Ravyn Lenae / Black Star / Gang of Youths / Young Fathers / Princess Nokia / Superorganism / Yaeji / Cautious Clay / Kilo Kish / Snail Mail / Skegss / Pale Waves / Easy Life / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Turnstile / Dessa / Tank and the Bangas / Big Red Machine / White Reaper / Sidney Gish / Marina (USA) / Pile / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Fred Armisen / Michael Che / Naeem / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Melissa Villasenor / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Tame Impala / Travis Scott / Greta Van Fleet / CHVRCHES / Lord Huron / Christine and the Queens / ODESZA / Anderson .Paak / Hozier / Big Red Machine / King Princess / Mitski / Logic / Brandi Carlile / Sheck Wes / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Marina / Guster / Tank & The Bangas / Mura Masa / Yaeji / Gang of Youths / Turnstile / Pale Waves / Bear Hands / Naeem / Adia Victoria / Clairo / Denzel Curry / Snakehips / Princess Nokia / Superorganism / Shame / Pile / White Reaper / Dessa / Sidney Gish / Chromeo / Snail Mail / SOB x RBE / Ravyn Lenae / Cautious Clay / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Kilo Kish / Skeggs / Easy Life / Lil Nas X / Betty Who Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019    
Travis Scott / Logic / Brandi Carlile / Sheck Wes / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Marina / Guster / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Snakehips / Snail Mail / SOB x RBE / Rayvn Lenae / Cautious Clay / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Kilo Kish / Skegss / Easy Life / Tame Impala / ODESZA / Anderson.Paak / Hozier / Big Red Machine / King Princess / Mitski / Clairo / Denzel Curry / Lil Nas X / Princess Nokia / Betty Who / Superorganism / Shame / Pile / White Reaper / Dessa / Sidney Gish / Twenty One Pilots / Greta Van Fleet / CHVRCHES / Lord Huron / Christine and the Queens / Tank and the Bangas / Mura Masa / Yaeji / Gang of Youths / Turnstile / Pale Waves / Bear Hands / Naeem / Adia Victoria Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
BottleRock Napa Valley 2019  
Imagine Dragons / Mumford & Sons / OneRepublic / Pharrell Williams / Santana / Logic / Neil Young / Neon Trees / Cypress Hill / Skylar Grey / Lord Huron / The Dandy Warhols / Citizen Cope / Gary Clark Jr. / Juanes / Big Boi / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Flogging Molly / Sylvan Esso / Too $hort / AJR / Elle King / Marian Hill / Bishop Briggs / Paul Oakenfold / Tash Sultana / The Crystal Method / Against Me! / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / Sir Sly / Jenny Lewis / Madison Beer / White Panda / Alec Benjamin / Gang of Youths / Lovelytheband / Midland / Shannon / Houses / Ocean Alley / Anderson East / Elley Duhe / Shannon and The Clams / Yoke Lore / Vintage Trouble / Dessa / Flora Cash / Magic City Hippies / Pink Sweat$ / SHAED / The Regrettes / Slothrust / The Soul Rebels / The Dip / Wilderado / HalfNoise / Harry Hudson / THE TESKEY BROTHERS / The Blue Stones / Jared & The Mill / Turkuaz / Liz Cooper & The Stampede / The Dustbowl Revival / John Craigie / Moonalice / Con Brio / The War and Treaty / Valley Queen / the Promise of the Real / Just Loud / Welles / Bottlerock Napa Valley / A-live / We banjo 3 / Shannon Shaw / Chevy Metal / Sweet Crude / Royal Jelly Jive / The Clams / Jeff Goldblum / Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact / Gangs of Youths / Silverado Pickups / Jack West / Napa Valley Youth Symphony / Jes Frances / Forgotten Dreamers Show all bands
Napa Valley Expo Napa, California, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Hozier / Travis Scott / Tame Impala / Logic / ODESZA / Marina / Anderson .Paak / Chromeo / Imogen Heap / Lord Huron / Snakehips / Mura Masa / Brandi Carlile / Denzel Curry / Guster / Christine and the Queens / Sheck Wes / SOB x RBE / Clairo / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Black Star / Greta Van Fleet / Mitski / Ravyn Lenae / Young Fathers / Sasha Sloan / Kilo Kish / King Princess / Gang of Youths / Superorganism / Princess Nokia / Yaeji / Snail Mail / Cautious Clay / Pale Waves / Skegss / Dessa / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Tank and the Bangas / Turnstile / White Reaper / Marina (USA) / Big Red Machine / Pile / Easy Life / Sidney Gish / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Michael Che / Fred Armisen / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Naeem / Melissa Villasenor / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet / Betty Who / Lil Nas X Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Piolits / CHVRCHES / Greta Van Fleet / Lord Huron / Tank and the Bangas / Christine and the Queens / Gang of Youths / Yaeji / Mura Masa / Bear Hands / Pale Waves / Turnstile / Naeem / Adia Victoria / Tame Impala / ODESZA / Anderson.Paak / Lil Nas X / Hozier / King Princess / Mitski / Big Red Machine / Clairo / Denzel Curry / Betty Who / Princess Nokia / Superorganism / Shame / Pile / Dessa / White Reaper / Sidney Gish / Travis Scott / Logic / Brandi Carlile / Sheck Wes / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Guster / Marina / Chromeo / Ravyn Lenae / SOB x RBE / Snakehips / Snail Mail / Cautious Clay / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Kilo Kish / Skeggs / Easy Life / Michael Che Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling Music Festival 2019  
Imogen Heap / Turnstile / Brandi Carlile / Dessa / Logic / Tame Impala / Chromeo / Lord Huron / Travis Scott / Janelle Monáe / Hozier / Michael Che / Mitski / Christine and the Queens / Black Star / White Reaper / Pile / Snakehips / Adia Victoria / Denzel Curry / ODESZA / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Gang of Youths / Mura Masa / Shame / Snail Mail / Princess Nokia / Skegss / Sidney Gish / Ravyn Lenae / Pale Waves / Kilo Kish / Marina / Anderson .Paak / Lamont Price / Easy Life / Tank and the Bangas / SOB x RBE / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Greta Van Fleet / Superorganism / Clairo / Yaeji / Sasha Sloan / Sheck Wes / Jenny Slate / Sam Jay / Big Red Machine / King Princess / Cautious Clay / Naeem / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Hozier / Travis Scott / Tame Impala / Logic / ODESZA / Marina / Anderson .Paak / Chromeo / Imogen Heap / Lord Huron / Snakehips / Mura Masa / Brandi Carlile / Denzel Curry / Guster / Christine and the Queens / Sheck Wes / SOB x RBE / Clairo / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Black Star / Greta Van Fleet / Mitski / Ravyn Lenae / Young Fathers / Sasha Sloan / Kilo Kish / King Princess / Gang of Youths / Superorganism / Princess Nokia / Yaeji / Snail Mail / Cautious Clay / Pale Waves / Skegss / Dessa / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Tank and the Bangas / Turnstile / White Reaper / Marina (USA) / Big Red Machine / Pile / Easy Life / Sidney Gish / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Michael Che / Fred Armisen / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Naeem / Melissa Villasenor / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 24, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
Boston Calling 2019  
Twenty One Pilots / Travis Scott / Hozier / Tame Impala / Logic / ODESZA / Marina / Anderson .Paak / Chromeo / Imogen Heap / Lord Huron / Snakehips / Mura Masa / Brandi Carlile / Denzel Curry / Guster / Christine and the Queens / Sheck Wes / SOB x RBE / Clairo / Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Black Star / Greta Van Fleet / Mitski / Ravyn Lenae / Young Fathers / King Princess / Sasha Sloan / Kilo Kish / Gang of Youths / Superorganism / Princess Nokia / Yaeji / Snail Mail / Cautious Clay / Pale Waves / Skegss / Dessa / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Shame / Tank and the Bangas / Turnstile / White Reaper / Marina (USA) / Big Red Machine / Easy Life / Pile / Sidney Gish / Adia Victoria / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / Jenny Slate / Skeggs / Michael Che / Fred Armisen / Chromeo (DJ Set) / Sam Jay / Naeem / Melissa Villasenor / Lamont Price / Boston Ballet Show all bands
Harvard Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Mar 28, 2019 Dessa Live Concert Recording  
Dessa / Orchestra Hall
Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 26, 2019 Dessa with Minnesota Orchestra   Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 04, 2019 Dessa Bardot Hollywood, California, United States
Oct 06, 2018 Dessa / Minnesota Orchestra Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 05, 2018 Dessa / Minnesota Orchestra Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Sep 07, 2018 Doomtree Forest
Dessa / Sims / Doomtree / Cecil Otter / Longshot / Mike Mictlan / Lazerbeak / Air Credits / Shredders / Four Fists / Cloquet / ICETEP / Night Stone / Sick Trim
Familia HQ Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2021 14 concerts
2020 4 concerts
2019 29 concerts
2018 15 concerts
2017 33 concerts
2016 7 concerts
2015 10 concerts
2014 3 concerts
2013 55 concerts
2012 3 concerts
2011 2 concerts
2010 6 concerts
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