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 2022 and beyond,  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. 

Oktoberfest USA La Crosse, WI

Denny, Ryan, Jeff, Jerry, Larry

For Bookings & Information call:


Thank You Veterans!!

Ryan will be at the VFW in Osage, IA Nov. 11 7-10pm

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.

2022  Events-Click here for schedule

THANK YOU to everyone that helped us celebrate the 65th. What an amazing day click here for WEAU news story!

Click here for a video of the 65th Party 

Click here for VOLUME ONE story

Click Here for Leader Telegram Story




Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI noon-6

We will also be celebrating founding member Orville Dahl's 100th birthday, Jerry Dahl's 75th birthday and longtime drummer Al Zastrow's retirement.  All Welcome, food, refreshments and souvenir cd or dvd included with $10 admission.  Former members and guest musicians.  It will be another great day in Rhythm Playboys history...join the party!!

Friday, August 5 La Crosse Bier Haus, La Crosse, WI 6:30-8:30

Free Admission Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, August 6 Historic Silverdome Ballroom, Neillsville, WI (Ryan, Denny, Jerry) 1-3PM Free Dance

Saturday, August 6 La Crosse Bier Haus, La Crosse, WI 6:30-8:30

Free Admission  Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, August 7 Community Center, Carpenter, IA 1-4:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Arlene

Sunday, August 14 American Legion, Millville, MN 2:30-6

(Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Friday, August 19 Eau Claire Moose Lodge 1-4 

(Ryan, Denny)

Sunday, August 21 Walker's Silvermoon, Alma, WI 1-4:00

(Ryan, Denny, Jerry)

Sunday, September 4 Uncle Salty's Golf & Camp, Holcombe, WI 

3-6 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry)

Saturday, September 10 1-4PM Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Walker's Silvermoon, Alma, WI 

Sunday, September 11 1-4PM  Ryan, DennyRooster's Roadhouse, New Richmond, WI 

Friday, September 16 Oktoberfest, Chippewa Falls, WI 2-6

(Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Saturday, September 17 The Garage Bikes & Brews, River Falls, WI 1-5 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Sunday, September 18 Concordia Ballroom, La Crosse, WI 1-5 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Saturday, September 24 Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4

(Ryan, Denny)

Saturday, October 1 Alpine Inn, La Crosse, WI 1-4

(Ryan, Denny, Jerry)

Saturday, October 1 Oktoberfest USA, La Crosse, WI 

8-10:30 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Sunday, October 2 Sherryland Goodtimes Ballroom, Miladore, WI 12:30-4 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry)

Saturday, October 8 Firemen's Dance, Noon-4 Fire Station, Osseo, WI

 (Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff)

Friday, October 14 La Crosse Bier House 6:30-8:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, October 15 La Crosse  Bier Haus 6:30-8:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, October 16   1-4PM Ryan, Denny Rooster's Roadhouse, New Richmond, WI 

Friday, October 21 VFW Osage, IA 7-10 Ryan 

Saturday, October 22 Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4

Ryan, Denny

Sunday, October 23 Walker's Silvermoon, Alma, WI 1-4

(Ryan, Denny, Jerry)

Sunday, October 30 Concordia Ballroom, 

La Crosse, WI 1-5   Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, Nov. 6 St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, WI 1-5 

 Free Admission:   Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff

Friday, Nov. 11 Ryan at VFW, Osage, WI 7-10

Saturday, Nov. 12 Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4 Ryan & Denny

Sunday, Nov. 13 Rooster's Roadhouse, New Richmond, WI 1-4 Ryan & Denny

Sunday, Nov. 20 Coliseum Ballroom, Walcott, Ia 1:30-5:30 Ryan, Denny & Jerry

Friday, December 2 La Crosse Bier House 6:30-8:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, December 3 La Crosse Bier Haus 6:30-8:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, December 10 Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4

Ryan, Denny

Sunday, December 11 Concordia Ballroom, La Crosse, WI 1-5 Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry & Jeff

Friday, December 16 American Legion, Winona, MN 

6:30-9:30 Ryan, Jerry, Denny

Sunday, December 18 Rooster's Roadhouse, New Richmond, WI 1-4 Ryan, Denny

Tuesday, December 27 Bonita Vista Resort, Apache Junction, AZ 7-10 Ryan

Fun at La Crosse Bier House

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.

Please call Ryan for availability and more information at 715-533-1968 cell.


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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 near and far made it special. Past band members and special guests were awesome 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, Denny 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

N43212 County Road O

Osseo, WI 54758

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