Come on up.  Down. Over.

Here’s where I’ll be appearing; events are behind the Cheddar Curtain in Wisconsin unless otherwise noted.  Some, particularly at senior organizations, are not public shows per se, but if you’d like to preview a show it’s usually fine if you notify the venue in advance.  

July 1:  2-3 pm, “America’s Greatest Hits” show at Maplewood Village, Sauk City   
July 2:  11 am, “Sock Hop” show at Pioneer Place, Poynette
July 3:  2-3 pm, “America’s Greatest Hits” show at Cedarhurst, Madison   
July 5:  2-3 pm, “America’s Greatest Hits” show at Jefferson Memory Care
July 7:  2-3 pm, “Beer Church” at Minoqua Brewing Co. Tap Room, Madison
July 10:  3-4 pm, “America’s Greatest Hits” show at Lilac Springs, Lake Mills
July 14:  10 am-12:30 pm, Monroe St. Farmers Market, Madison
July 16:  3:30-6:30 pm, DeForest Farmers Market
July 17:  4-6:30 pm, Verona Farmers Market
July 20:  4-7 pm, private retirement party, Badger Farms, Deerfield
July 28:  10 am-1 pm, The Hop Garden, Paoli
July 30:  6-9 pm, Benevenuto’s, Fitchburg
August 1:  10:30-11:30 am, “Island Style” show at Attic Angel, Middleton 
August 2:  2-3 pm, “Island Style” show at Jefferson Memory Care  
August 6:  3:30-6:30 pm, DeForest Farmers Market
August 7:  4-6:30 pm, Verona Farmers Market
August 20:  3:30-6:30 pm, DeForest Farmers Market
August 22:  2-3 pm, “Sock Hop” show at Lilac Springs, Lake Mills
August 24:  Private party, McFarland
August 27:  3:30-6:30 pm, DeForest Farmers Market
September 7:  10 am & 12 pm “Boogie in the Barnyard” show at Crafty Apple Festival, Chilton
September 8:  10 am-12:30 pm, Monroe St. Farmers Market, Madison
September 11:  6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Missouri Tavern, Waunakee
September 12:  10:30-11:30 am, “Circle of Life” show at Attic Angel, Middleton
September 13:  2-3 pm, “Circle of Life” show at Jefferson Memory Care  
October 11:  2-3 pm, “Sock Hop” show at Jefferson Memory Care  
October 11:  2-3 pm, “Sock Hop” show at Maplewood Village, Sauk City 
October 24:  2-3 pm, “Sock Hop” show at Cedarhurst, Madison   
November 8:  2-3 pm, “Sentimental Journey” show at Jefferson Memory Care 
November 26:  2-3 pm, “Grateful Gathering” show at Cedarhurst, Madison   
December 13:  2-3 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along” show at Jefferson Memory Care  
December 19:  2 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along” show at Lilac Springs, Lake Mills
March 16:  1-4 pm, Sixth Annual Paddy’s Blowout, Hop Garden Tap Room, Paoli
March 17:  12:30-1:30 pm, “Smilin’ St. Paddy’s Party”, Fort Atkinson Senior Center 
March 17:  3:30-4:30 pm, “Smilin’ St. Paddy’s Party”, Lilac Springs, Lake Mills 


  • Sarah says:

    Believe it or not I am looking for someone to perform as a chicken dancer at an engagement party October 27. It looks like you are in Wisconsin during that time but not booked that evening. (I am a transplanted Wisconsinite).
    It’s not a long gig… just some fun for probably 30 minutes and then pictures with attendees.
    The story is they got engaged in a kitchen … over a chicken.

    You look like a fun guy.

    if you can’t do it do you know anyone in Chicago that does?


  • Sue Eckert says:

    Hi I am the Program Coordinator here at The Gathering Place in Milton, WI. We are a Senior Center where people come in to exercise, do crafts, attend classes and presentations and go on trips. I saw some information on you and wondered if we could come up with a date in April that you could preform here. I am interested in the Sentimental Journey program. I’m thinking we could set up a time around 2. I’m just starting to work on my April newsletter so dates open are: April 14, 15, 21, 23,30. Let me know if any of those work! $125 + travel (?)

  • Trish says:

    Hello John, I work for Jefferson Independent Living in Middleton Wisconsin and working on my spring calendar. I would like to discuss some possible dates with you for entertainment and am also interested in possibly setting up a drum circle session. Generally I try to book for a 1 hour show and generally on Saturday Afternoons (1:30pm) for entertainment. If you have any openings February thru the end of April I would live very much to hear from you.

  • Susan Sullivan says:

    How much would you charge to do a 1/2 hour show in Milton at the Ladies Aid of St. John’s Lutheran Church … we would book for May 2016… your show sounds entertaining and it would be for a Mother-Daughter luncheon.

  • Marilyn Roelfs says:

    Hi John,
    I work at a before and after school program for Sacred Hearts Day Care, Sun Prairie. Our kid have off from school October 28 and wondering if we could set something up for around 9:00 am. I know the kiddos would enjoy your presentation!

  • Makinzie Luedke says:

    Hi John, Wondering if you are free to preform at Lilac Springs on December 11 from 11am-2pm. We are looking for someone to preform holiday songs. Please email me if you’re free and able. Thank you

    • John says:

      Hi Makinzie,

      Sorry for the belated response, My website was down for awhile with problems. Yes, I’m available on Sunday, December 11 from 11-2 (a three-hour performance, right?) I don’t know if I can fill three hours with only Christmas music, but I can add other nice songs as well (or just repeat some if audience will continue to rotate).

      I’ve actually played at Lilac Springs earlier this year, and had to cancel a November show because of an injury. I was giving your predecessor a $25 discount for a double booking, which I’ll be happy to apply to this show. For three hours, including transportation to Lake Mills, the fee would be $220. Let me that this is okay, and I’ll send you an “official” confirmation.

      Thanks, and hope to see you net month!

      John Duggleby
      Writer. Musician. Chicken Dancer.

  • Michelle Veeneman says:

    Hi John,
    I’m interested in having your Beat Generation program at our library this summer. I’m looking at July 11 or 16th as possible days. We are located in Belleville, WI. Please contact me.


  • Melissa Loerke says:

    Hello John, on December 19th you list two locations for the same date and time. Will you be in Stoughton or Middleton on that day?

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