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!


October 14:  2-5 pm, solo at the Hop Garden, behind the Old Mill in Paoli

October 19: 10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton

October 27:  8-10 pm, DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) perform at the Nutty Bar (Bandung Restaurant), Madison

November 8: 5 pm, “volunteers Are Winners” show for SAIL appreciation event, Oakwood West, Madison

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

November 13:  2 pm, “Sentimental Journey” show, Sunset Ridge, Johnson Creek

November  20:  1:15 pm, “Grateful Gathering” show, Park Ridge (Illinois) Park District

December 1:  10 am, “Holiday sing-Along,” Memory Cafe (Captain Bill’s), Middleton

December 2:  1-3 pm, DuggHopper (Dave Hopper & I) perform at Sunn Cafe, Mount Horeb

December 3:  2 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along,” Sun Prairie Library

December 4:  1 pm, “Holiday Sing-Along,” St. Elizabeth, Footville

December 5:  10 am, “Beat Generation” drum circle, Skaalen, Stoughton



February 9:  2 pm, “Love– Or Something Like It” show, Brook Haven, Lake Mills

February 14:  6:30 pm,  “Beat Generation” drum circle, Jewish Women’s Circle of Madison

March 16:  12:30 pm, “Smilin’ St. Paddy’s Party,” Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit

March 17:  Time TBA,  “Smilin’ St. Paddy’s Party,” The Hop Garden, behind the Old Mill in Paoli


  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9 + 5 =


Copyright © 2011-2017 John Duggleby. All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.5, from