Dessa is an internationally touring musician and writer who has built a career by bucking genre conventions and industry trends. She’s appeared on the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist, as a member of Doomtree, and for her contribution to The Hamilton Mixtape. She’s been published by the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and literary journals across the country. The paperback edition of her essay collection, My Own Devices (Dutton Books, Penguin Random House) was released in August 2019; in November, Dessa released Sound The Bells, a live album of her groundbreaking collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Past Shows


Feb
27
th
2020
Mainroom
Feb
27
th
2020
Mainroom

Dessa

with MARGRET, roy kinsey, DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH and more!
May
22
nd
2019
The Fitzgerald Theater
May
22
nd
2019
The Fitzgerald Theater
Apr
6
th
2018
Mainroom
Apr
6
th
2018
Mainroom

Dessa

with MONAKR
Jan
31
st
2018
Clown Lounge
Jan
31
st
2018
Clown Lounge

Dessa

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
Apr
18
th
2014
The Rex
Apr
18
th
2014
The Rex

Dessa

with Aby Wolf
Aug
11
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
11
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Aug
10
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
10
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Aug
9
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
9
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Jun
29
th
2013
Mainroom
Jun
29
th
2013
Mainroom

Dessa

with Zoo Animal
Mar
15
th
2013
SXSW 2013 DAY PARTY
Mar
15
th
2013
SXSW 2013 DAY PARTY

Field Report, Dessa, Solid Gold and more!

First Avenue, Majestic, and Etix present
Oct
28
th
2012
Mainroom
Sep
14
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
14
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Saul Williams

with Dessa
Dec
6
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
6
th
2011
7th St Entry

Dessa

with Hannibal Buress and CRESCENT MOON + BIG TROUBLE
Dec
15
th
2010
Mainroom

More Shows

Dec
15
th
7th St Entry
postponed

Greer

with The Honeysticks
Oct
28
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
canceled

Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley

Jun
25
th
7th St Entry

Polaris

Aug
11
th
First Avenue

Ty Segall and The Freedom Band