Gigs And Events


Christo Ruppenthal has booked and performed music internationally. His bands have performed in every venue type imaginable from restored historic opera houses to honky tonks with gravel driveways. He has played in a wide variety of concert settings including theaters, outdoor summer festivals, jazz clubs, university and city concert series, house concerts, and more.  He has had many years of experience with professional performance situations and always delivers a lively and compelling show! 

On April 14th 2023 we performed a full evening of performances of my original music including music from my recent Café Allongé record and more. The show featured my Novelty Combo and Greg Smith from my other band Caravan. Click the image above to check out the show!

Performing Arts Series: 
- Overture Centers Overture Hall "Musical Memories" - Madison, WI 
- Windmills Craftworks - Bangalore, India 
- The Sh**ty Barn Sessions - Spring Green, WI 
- The Redstone Room - Davenport, IA 
- Trueblood Performing Arts Center - Washington Island, WI 
- "Music at Harry's Place" concert series - Beloit, WI 
- Concerts On The Square - Baraboo, WI
- The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill - Canton, MI 
- Treasure's Music - Richland Center, WI
- The Windhover Center - Fond du Lac, WI 
- MMoCA "First Fridays" Concert Series - Madison, WI 
-  Charlotte's Web for the Performing Arts - Rockford, IL 
- Fishstock Concert Series - Fish Creek, WI 
- Concerts in the Park - Menominee, MI 
- Rural Musicians Forum Concert Series - Spring Green, WI
- "Jazz at five" Concert Series - Madison, WI 
- Portage Performing Arts Center - Portage, WI 
- The Verona Area Performing Arts Series - Verona, WI 
- The White Crow Conservatory - Saginaw, MI 
- Wild Rice Concerts - Menominee, MI 
- "The Park Theatre Project" Concert Series - Hayward, WI 
- Treasures Music Concert Series - Richland Center, WI 

Festival, and Fair Experience: 
- Riverfront Jazz Festival - Steven's Point, WI 
- Shawano Folk Music Festival - Shawano, WI 
- The Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival Madison, WI 
- "Summer Sizzle" Jazz Fest - Milwaukee, WI 
- The Isthmus Jazz Festival - Madison, WI 
- International Bayfest - Green Bay, WI 
- The Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival - Fitchburg, WI 
- "Jazz In The Park" - Madison, WI 
- Art Fair Off The Square - Madison, WI 
- Artstreet - Green Bay, WI 
- Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival - Sun Prairie, WI 
- WORT 89.9 FM Block Party - Madison, WI 
- Fair On The Square - Baraboo, WI 
- Monona Terrace Winter Craft Fair - Madison, WI 
- Festival of Arts and Flowers - Kenosha, WI 
- Warner Parks Winter Craft Show and Springfest - Madison, WI 

Selected Live Radio/Television Performances: 
- Higher Ground (Wisconsin Public Radio) 
- Jonathan and Kitty in the Morning (WMMM 105.5 FM) 
- The Pro Show (WXXM 92.1 FM) 
- Mud Acres (WORT 89.9 FM) 
- Entertainment (WORT 89.9 FM) 
- Arts Live (JATV 12) 

Other Notable Performances: 
- Overture Center’s The Capitol Theatre "Duck Soup Cinema" – Madison, WI Wisconsin 
- Wolershiem Winery's Port release - Prairie Du Sac, WI 
- Dells River Walk Series - Wisconsin Dells, WI 
- The Great Taste of the Midwest - Madison, WI 
- "Stem & Stein" at Waelderhaus - Kohler, WI 
- “Jumptown” U.W. swing club dances – Madison, WI 
- Sundance 608’s Grand Opening Party – Madison, WI 

Christo's Novelty Combo
Selected Notable Performances  
- Baraboo Concerts on the Square - Baraboo, WI 
- Midwest Fire Festival - Cambridge, WI 
- Memorial Union Terrace - Madison, WI 
- Monroe Arts Center Concert Series - Monroe, WI  
- Concerts On The Creek - Rockford, IL 
- World Dairy Expo - Madison, WI  
- Strollin' Middleton Jazz Fest - Middleton, WI  
- Neenah Public Library Concert Series - Neenah, WI  
- Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest - Fitchburg, WI  
- Hüpeden's Painted Forest Concerts - Reedsburg, WI  
- Sugar Maple Concert Series - Madison, WI  
- Inscape Collective Concerts - Rockford, IL

Djangophonique + Christo's Novelty Combo
Selected Notable Performances  
- Crystal Theatre - Crystal Falls, MI
- Rogue River’s “After The Blues” Concerts - Rockford, MI
- Farm Block Fest - Allouez, MI
- Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts - Milwaukee, WI
- Slowpoke Lounge and Cabaret - Spring Green, WI
- Ore Dock Brewing - Marquette, MI
- North Street Cabaret - Madison, WI
- The Norwegian - Rockford, IL
- Trempealeau Hotel - Tempealeau, WI

The Driftless Plowboys 
Selected Notable Performances 
Concerts On The Square - Baraboo, WI 
- Horicon Phoenix Concert Series - Horicon, WI 
- Rural Musicians Forum Concert Series - Mazomanie, WI 
- Concerts In The Park - Cambridge, WI 
- Stalzy’s Octoberfest - Madison, WI  
- Neenah Public Library Concert Series  
- Live From The Park - Waunakee, WI  
- Slowpoke Lounge and Cabaret  
- Behind The Beat Concert Series - Madison, WI  
- Neenah Library Concert Series - Neenah, WI