Live (Gigs, Radio, Readings)

Thursday, July 18 –  Venture out of downtown and come hear Doug read at a brand-new series in Old Hickory at Nyumbarista.   Festivities kick off at 8 p.m., with Ben Reese hosting; opening acts, and then Hoekstra opening up “Unopened.”    Nyumbarista is located at 1053 Donelson Avenue in Old Hickory Village, Old Hickory.  615-427-8231

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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 19 – Doug Hoekstra / Charlie Degenhart Band at the Five Spot in Nashville – 6 p.m. details TBA, a resked of Radio Café closing cancellation.

Thursday, September 26 – Doug reading at Native Magazines Lit Party, a fab event held at Analog, inside the Hutton Hotel on West End in Nashville.  More details TBA, but we know it’s 7 to 10.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 5 – Back at Douglas Corner Café in Nashville, 6-8, splitting the bill with Tom House and Dave Isaacs.  More details TBA

October 11-13 – Southern Festival of Books.  Something happening here, and we do know what it is.  But, 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.  You can relive the magic right here. There are some nice quotes on the site, as well Doug pontificating that “all art does that, it forces you to unopen your life and thoughts…I think if you write with direction and a narrative that’s great; but you have to be sure it’s not just you, but it’s the spaces… that people can get into them. It’s what makes it worth doing really.”    

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.

Friday, May 31 (past snippet archived) Doug read from “Unopened” as part of the fabulous Lyrical Brew in-the-round series, hosted by the even more fabulous Ciona Rouse. Doug was joined by Prince Bush and Blair McMillan. Lyrical Brew is located at Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt,  Nashville.  A bit of it archived here.

Wednesday, June 19 (past archived) – Live on the Air Appearance at WXNA What Moves You, in Nashville (101.5 FM), singing a couple, reading some poems, chatting with DJ Celia.   Groovy potential, y’all.  Archived here.

More music and word gigs TBA