Live (Gigs, Radio, Readings)

Saturday, May 31. Doug will be reading from Unopened (and other things) as part of Lyrical Brew. Barnes & Noble, Vanderbilt. Showtime is 7. Details to be posted
Saturday, June 15. Doug bringing it with music and words, splitting the bill with good friend and talent Charlie Degenhart, 7:30-9:30. Radio Café in Nashville (4150 Gallatin Pike)

Friday, May 31. Doug will be reading from “Unopened” as part of the fabulous Lyrical Brew in-the-round series, hosted by the even more fabulous Ciona Rouse. Doug will be jointed by Prince Bush and Blair McMillan. Lyrical Brew starts up at 7 p.m., located at Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt, 2501 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. We could pun out Doug’s IPPY Bronze Medal winning book, Bothering the Coffee Drinkers, but that would be too easy. Come down and enjoy.

Saturday, June 15.   Call it a happening, call it a beat inspired Coney Island of the mind or simply call it a gig. Doug Hoekstra / Charlie Degenhart Band at Radio Café. Start time 7 p.m.  Split bill. Expect old new tunes, new tunes, maybe some words, backing by ace baritone man Pat “Skratch” Meusel and perhaps even some musical special guests. Charlie is a fab songwriter in his own right and will be backed by his groovy new band, which includes Shawn Byrne, Eric Stroud, and Scott Sax. Radio is located at 4150 Gallatin Pike in Nashville, 615-540-0033

Wednesday, June 19 – Live on the Air Appearance at WXNA What Moves You, singing some songs, reading some poems.  9 a.m.  More details to come

Friday, August 30. Doug is back in the Knoxville Visitor’s Center, this time as part of WDVX and Word Stream, with host Linda Parsons. Performance runs from 12 to 1 p.m. and will include Hoekstra reading and Hoekstra playing. Books at Union Avenue Books and more details to come.

Thursday, September 26 – Another local reading in the works.  Details TBA!

Thursday, February 27, 2020. Doug will be the featured poet/literary man at Poet’s Corner, Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville.

Past (2019)

Monday, March 25 (past but archived).   Doug will appear on Janeane Bernstein’s “Get the Funk Out” show, KUCI, 88.9 FM,  Irvine California from 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. PST).  If you missed it, don’t despair, because you can relive the magic right here

Saturday, April 6 (past but archived).   Listen to Doug on Writer’s Voices, KHOE, KICI-LP, at 11:15 am CT.   Some conversation and three selections from Unopened.

Tuesday, May 7.   (past but archived).  Doug will read from Unopened  as part of Chuck Beard’s East Side Storytellin’ segment number 152 at The Post in East Nashville, 1701 Fatherland Street.  Festivities begin at 7 p.m.   Also featuring the talented James Rotondi.  Doug read six selections from the book, pondered life, and afterwards shared an interview spot with Mr. Rotondi.  Do not fear relive the magic right here.


Saturday, May 11.  Doug picked up his guitar and heads on down to Douglas Corner to do a short set in support of the estimable Dana Cooper.  5:30 showtimes; longtime pal and major talent, Pat “Skratch” Meusel will be accompanying Doug on baritone guitar. Douglas Corner is located at 2106 8th Avenue outh, in Nashville.


More music and word gigs TBA, including dates in Memphis and Chicago, among other locales.