Welcome Back!

We are very happy to announce that our dear friend, and longtime Rhythm Playboys band member, Jerry Dahl, has decided to come out of retirement and will once again be joining the band for a lot of our engagements in 2021!  After working with us the last few jobs, it has truly been like old times to be performing together again.  Make a point to come out and enjoy the authentic classic country vocals and rhythm guitar that Jerry adds to the Rhythm Playboys.  We look forward to seeing you at a dance soon and thank you again for supporting the band for so many years. 

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See Below for Upcoming Events: 

Check our schedule often as things begin to reopen.  We are ready to make music and waiting to see all of our dance friends in 2021.

2021  Events


Make sure to check that events are being held as scheduled due to the virus, this page was updated May 7, 2021.

Saturday, May 1 Ryan, Denny, Karl & Jerry...Celebration of Life dance in honor of Arleen Prissel at Buzz's Pit Stop, Mondovi, WI  1:30

Wednesday, May 5 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Sat. May 15  Ryan & Denny at Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4

Friday, May 21 Ryan & Karl at VFW, Osage, IA 7-10

Sunday, May 30 Ryan, Karl & Denny at Uncle Salty's Golf and Camp, Holcombe, WI 3-6PM    This is our first time here, come out and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, June 2 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Wednesday, June  7, Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Sunday, June 13  Rhythm Playboys at Concordia Ballroom, La Crosse, WI 1-5

Thursday, June 17 Ryan at American Legion, Waseca, MN 5-8pm

Saturday, June 19 Ryan, Karl, Jerry & Denny at Firemen's Dance Galesville, WI   afternoon

Sunday, June 20 Ryan, Denny & Jerry at the Cornell Community Fair, Mill Yard Park Pavilion, Cornell, WI 1:30-4:30

Wednesday, June 23, Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Friday, June 25 Ryan at VFW, Osage, IA 7-10

Saturday, June 26, Ryan, Denny & Jerry...Celebration of Life for David Steig, Pigeon Falls, WI 1-4

Wednesday, July 7 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Thurs. July 15 Rhythm Playboys at Trempealeau County Fair, Galesville, WI 6pm


Sunday, July 11 Ryan, Denny & Jerry at Brian's New Moon (Formerly the Silvermoon Ballroom) Alma, WI 1-4

Come out and support the new owner, we are happy to be back here, lot's of fun memories at the Moon!

Wednesday, July 14, Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Friday, July 16 Ryan, Denny & Jerry at the Shed Bar & Grill, Ridgeway, MN 6-10

Wednesday, July 28 Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Wednesday, August, 4 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Sun. August 8  Ryan, Karl & Denny at Coliseum Ballroom, Walcott, IA 1:30-5:30

Wednesday, August 11, Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Friday, August 20 Ryan at VFW, Osage, IA 7-10

Sat. Aug. 28  Ryan, Denny, Jerry at R & R First & Last Chance, Black River Falls, WI 1-5

Sun. August 29 Ryan, Karl, Jerry & Denny at  Community Center, Carpenter, IA 1-4:30 

Wednesday, Sept. 1 Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Saturday, September 11  Rhythm Playboys at Grand Occasions, Osseo, WI for Rachael Herman's Birthday Party

Friday, September, 17 Rhythm Playboys at Chippewa Falls, WI Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 18 Blair Cheese Festival, Blair WI  Ryan, Denny, Shandler, Randy, Jerry, Dave

Friday, October 1. Ryan at VFW, Osage, IA 7-10

Saturday, October 30. Ryan at American Legion, Waseca, MN 7-10:30

Wednesday, November 3 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Wednesday, December 1 Ryan at Senior Center, La Crosse, WI 7pm

Wednesday, Dec. 29 Ryan & Karl at Superstition Sunrise RV Resort, S Meridian Rd Apache Junction, AZ 7-10

Friday, December 31 Ryan & Karl at Bonita Vista, Apache Junction, AZ. 

Check out this video of the band on you

tube at this link:

Orville Dahl - fiddle

Left: Denny Marion on steel guitar in Dubuque, IA.

Below: Rhythm Playboys in Dubuque, IA

Enjoy these pictures of the band members.

Orville Dahl's Las Vegas debut...at age 87, the audience loved him!

Ryan on keyboard, Alvin on drums, Iris on vocals and Don on guitar.

 (As pictured at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Left to Right: Ryan Herman, Jimmy Herman, Larry Janke, Don Maug,

Al Zastrow, John Herman, Ralph Herman.

One of the longest performing bands in the country with over fifty years of entertaining experience, the Rhythm Playboys generate energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This dynamic band is comprised of very talented, dedicated musicians from Western Wisconsin.

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Check out these pictures of the 50th+ Anniversary.

Above: Dancers at the 50th Party

Below Left: Ryan, Skyler & Shandler Herman & Al Zastrow 

 Below Right: Orville Dahl

Above: Ryan & Howie Sturtz

A Wonderful time

was had by all!

The Palladium Ballroom in Osseo, WI

50+ Anniversary Dance Party of the

Rhythm Playboys.

A huge thank you goes out to the over 1000 friends that attended during the two day event. As members of the band, the 50+ Anniversary was one that will forever be preserved as one of our fondest memories and most enjoyable performances. Music fans, friends and family from made it special. Past band members and special guests were awsome on stage-Thank You! Some of the past members in attendance include Mike Berg (both of them!) Bob Everson, Elroy Dahl, Charles Stone, David Herman, John Herman and Norm Herman. Some of the special guests in attendance were Howie Sturtz, Lyle Heck, Kathy &Connie Johns, Deni Marion, Roger Thompson, Molly Klebig, Debbie Dahl and the Herman boys - Randy, Rob, Barrent, Skyler and Shandler. We also want to thank Shawn Holden and his staff at the Palladium and Troy Espe and the Leader Telegram for their excellent coverage of the event.

Ryan Herman

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Osseo, WI 54758

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