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!  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.

2022  Events-Click here for schedule

Monday, June 6 Kato Ballroom, Mankato, MN 6-9  Ryan, Denny, Jerry.....Check out these videos from Mankato:

                                               Steel Guitar Rag

Tick Tock Polka

Honeybee Waltz

Folsom Prison Blues

Wednesday, June 15 Ryan at Moose Lodge, Menomonie, WI 1-4

Thursday, June 16 Ryan at American Legion, Waseca, MN 1-4:30

Sat. June 18 Firemen's Dance, Fire Station Galesville, WI 11AM-3PM Ryan, Denny, Jerry & Karl

Sunday, June 19 Uncle Salty's Golf & Camp, Holcombe, WI 3-6PM Free Admission Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, June 26 Lyman & Sue Back Anniversary, The Condensery, Osseo, WI 1-4 Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, July 2 Loon Lodge/Lake Arbutus Pavilion 100th Anniversary & 

Re-opening Free Admission 1-3PM   Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, July 3 St. Croix Casiono, Turtle Lake, WI 1-5  Free Admission 

Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Jeff

Friday, July 8 Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI 1-4

Ryan & Denny

Sunday, July 10 Walker's Silvermoon, Alma, WI 1-4:30

Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, July 17 Uncle Salty's Golf & Camp, Holcombe, WI 3-6PM

 Free Admission      Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Friday, July 22 La Crosse Bier Haus, La Crosse, WI 6:30-8:30 

Free Admission     Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Saturday, July 23 La Crosse Bier Haus, La Crosse, WI 6:30-8:30

Free Admission       Ryan, Denny, Jerry

Sunday, July 24 Jamboree Days, New Auburn, WI  1-4PM Free Admission 

Ryan, Denny, Jerry


Moose Lodge, Eau Claire, WI noon-6

We will also be celebrating founding member Orville Dahl's 100 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, Karl 

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

Free Admission  Ryan, Denny, Karl

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

Ryan, Denny, Jerry, Larry, Arlene

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 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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