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 program, there’s generally no problem if you contact the venue in advance– which is a good idea in any case.  See you there!


August 7:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

August 10:  7:30-10 pm, DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) at Gray Dog Deli, Mineral Point

August 11:  9:30 am-12:30 pm, solo at Elver Park Farmers Market, Madison

August 13:  1 pm,  “Circle of Life” show, St. Elizabeth, Footville

August 17 :  3 pm, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Tallgrass, Sun Prairie

August 22:  1 pm, “America’s Greatest Hits” show, Capitol Centre, Madison

September 2:  9:30 am- 12:30 pm, solo at Monona Farmers Market (Ahuska Park)

September 4:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

September 7:  12:15 pm, “Circle of Life” show, McFarland Senior Center

September 8:  9:30 am-12:30 pm, solo at Elver Park Farmers Market, Madison

September 9:  11 am & 1pm  “Boogie in the Barnyard” show, Wausau Festival of the Arts

September 11, 4-7 pm, solo at DeForest Farmers Market (between Fireman’s Park and Village Hall)

September 12:  2 pm, “Sentimental Journey” show, Heritage, Watertown

September 15:  9 am-11am, solo at Hilldale Farmers Market, Madison

September 22:  9 am-11am, solo at Hilldale Farmers Market, Madison

September 23:  1-4 pm DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) at the Hop Garden, Paoli

October 2:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

October 20:  1-4 pm DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) at the Hop Garden, Paoli

November 6:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

November 19:  1:15 pm, “Grateful Gathering” show, Park Ridge (Illinois) Senior Center

November 19:  4:30 pm, “Grateful Gathering” show, South Elgin (Illinois) Library

November 23:  7:30-10 pm, DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) at Gray Dog Deli, Mineral Point

December 4:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

December 10: 1:30 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along,” Memory Cafe, Hartford

December 17: 1 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along,” St. Elizabeth, Footville

December 18: 11 am, “Holiday Sing-Along,” New Perspective, West Bend

December 18: 1:30 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along,” Memory Cafe, West Bend



March 16: 4-7 pm, “Smilin’ St. Paddy’s Party” show, The Hop Garden Tap Room, Paoli

April 18, 9:30 & 10:30 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle/kitchen band, Brookfield Library

June 6:  2 pm, “Beat Generation” drum circle/kitchen band, Bright Star, Madison

July 8;  10 am, “Boogie in the Barnyard” show, Menasha Public Library


  • 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.


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