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Now is a Great Time to Book 2020 Shows!

Posted on: November 8th, 2019 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Now is a great time to book shows in 2020: Schools, Libraries, Special Events and more. Multiple show discounts are available. As you can see, the show is a big hit at schools, with positive messages promoting reading, exercise and now, learning Spanish!

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! I had a fantastic show at Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park. And for the first time my daughters Amaya and Fiana were part of the show. What a thrill!

Sincerely,
David

The David Chicken Show is a Great Fit for Schools

Posted on: February 11th, 2019 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope this message finds you well and happy!

We had our first school show of 2019 last week at Elliot Elementary in Frisco ISD and it was tons of fun. We played for two groups of kids: Grades K-2, and grades 3-5. The show was a big hit with both groups! That’s the nice thing about having so many songs to choose from; we can create custom sets for each age range. A highlight video of the performance may be viewed here.

Kids learn about the importance of exercise, reading, and even learn some Spanish with my new song “Dinosaurio”. Book your show today!

-David

Interpretive Dance

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope this finds you and your family well. I thought I’d share one of my favorite highlights from my DVDs: A segment called “Interpretive Dance” from Book a Trip with David Chicken. Look closely and you’ll even see some amazing doggie tricks from Super Joanie!

Keep in mind the DVDs are for sale online at the Chicken Store. Enjoy!

-David

Interpretive Dance

Summer Shows in Full Swing!

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy summer! I hope yours is getting off to a fantastic start. Mine has been very busy! Lots of library and school shows this time of year. Super Diego has been doing a great job with his doggy tricks. I am so thankful that Super Joanie was able to help train him. It really was a turning point. Since then Super Diego has gone on to entertain thousands of kids, and he’s getting better with each show!

My good friends Diane Whiting and Brian Busch have been joining me at the shows. Diane helps with the kids on stage and leads the audience through hand signs on “Under the Willow Tree”, just like Mama Chicken used to do. Brian plays his accordion at the shows and wow, it adds a lot! Who knew an accordion would fit so well with my songs? I sure didn’t! I am very thankful to have Brian, Diane and Super Diego at the shows to help make them better. I hope you can catch one soon! Check here for a list of upcoming events.

Don’t forget to book now for fall and winter events! Call toll-free 866-FUN-SONG (866-386-7664) or email info@davidchicken.com

Your friend,
David

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The Newest Chicken: Amaya Jane!

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you are having a great 2016 so far! The year has been magical for me. My wife Sarah and I welcomed our little girl, Amaya Jane Chicken, to the world on October 29. She has brought us so much joy ever since! Amaya Jane was named after my mama, Mary Jane McMahon, which means so much to me. Mama Chicken shines on in her.

My not-so-secret hope is that one day Amaya Jane will want to be part of the show! Who knows?

In the meantime, we have plenty of fun shows coming up! This is a great time to book your Summer Reading Program shows. Just contact us through the website or call toll-free 866-FUN-SONG.

Happy 2016!

Your friend,
David

Amaya Jane The Chickens

Recycle Fashion Show

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy Halloween week! I was recently fortunate enough to be a part of an event that felt like Halloween. The Recycle Fashion Show, produced by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, was tons of fun. What a showcase of talent and creativity! I performed “Recycle Bin” to open the show, then played a full show after the contestants had strutted their stuff on the catwalk. Every costume was created from recycled/reclaimed materials. In my opinion each of them was a winner! It truly was too hard to choose just one as the best. Great job everyone!

I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

-David

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Two David Chicken Shows this Weekend!

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends, and happy fall! I’ve been having a great fall season so far, and it’s going to get a lot more fun this weekend with TWO David Chicken shows! One at Mesquite Arts Center at 10 am, and another at Town East Mall at 2pm. Please visit my live show page for more details. I hope to see you there!

Your friend,
David

Big Show this weekend in Irving!

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope the school year is getting off to a great start for you! I wanted to let you know about a fun FREE event this weekend … the 2015 Irving Main Street Event! The day will be filled with great music and entertainment by some very talented animals. Super Diego may even be helping me out for this one. I hope to see you there!

Show time: 3 pm
Heritage Park, 217 Main Street, Irving, TX  75060

Storybook Land Performances

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

Happy summer! What a July I had. Just as things were wrapping up with my many summer reading club library shows, I got to travel to South Dakota to perform at Storybook Land! It was so much fun to be able to play with the Storybook Land Theater. This very talented group, led by Brian Schultz, was gracious enough to learn some of my David Chicken songs, which we performed live in a castle! I also learned some of their songs, which was great fun.

This was my second visit to Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. I was very happy to return. It is such a fun and positive place, filled with happy and friendly people. I highly recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in the area. Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

I hope the rest of your summer is fantastic!

Your friend,
David

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Summer Reading Concerts in Full Swing!

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope your summer is getting off to a great start! Ours sure has. The “Summer of Reading” was kicked off May 19 with me helping Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings promote his Summer Reading Club. It was a thrill to stand up with the mayor and get all the kids saying how much they’ll be reading this summer!

Since then I’ve had a barrage of shows, with many more to come. The show is such a great fit with libraries and their summer reading programs. I’ve been performing “Book a Trip” (the video can be seen here) and it always goes over great.

We have a special free concert coming up tomorrow, Saturday June 13, 1 pm at the Irving Public Library. This event will be celebrating the Chautauqua traveling vaudeville show of yesteryear. What’s really neat is, my grandma (Mama Chicken’s mom), Eola Marie Ruth, traveled with the Chautauqua, along with famous entertainers like Edgar Bergen and his buddy Charlie McCarthy. It will be an honor to tell of Grandma’s involvement with the Chautauqua. I know it would make Mama Chicken proud.

I will also have two great musicians joining me tomorrow: My good friend Jason Gonzalez, who has played drums on every David Chicken recording, and Brian Busch, who is a fantastic accordion player. It will be a really fun show. I hope to see you there!

I’ve attached a few photos from recent shows.

Your friend,
David

Summer Reading Concerts!

Summer Reading Concerts!

Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I’ll be performing this Tuesday, May 19, at Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas at 12:30 pm. This is part of Mayor Mike Rawling’s Summer Reading Club. I’m very excited to perform at this event. Mama Chicken always wanted us to be a part of it since our song “Book a Trip” is such a great fit with Summer Reading Programs.

It will be a beautiful day in the park. I hope to see you there!

-David

University of North Texas Article on David & Mama

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

My alma mater, the University of North Texas, recently ran an article on me and Mama Chicken! I was very honored to be featured by the North Texan. Another honor was being able to convey how pivotal Mama was to the show, and to who I am today. I miss her very much every day.

I hope you enjoy the article. You can read the full entry here.

Be sure to catch one of my many live performances this weekend for the cities of Euless and Mesquite, Texas. The shows are listed here.

Dingle Burbis,
David

The University of North Texas article on David & Mama.

The University of North Texas article on David & Mama.

Free Cone Day This Tuesday!

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

It’s that time of year! Once again I’ll be a “Celebrity Scooper” at Ben & Jerry’s Plano this Tuesday at 3:30pm. Come see me and get your fill of some super yummy B&J ice cream. And raise money for cancer research!

See you tomorrow,
David

David Chicken at Ben & Jerry's

David Chicken at Ben & Jerry’s

 

 

NorthPark this weekend & Mama Chicken’s Kitchen!

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We’ll be putting on a super fun free show this Saturday at NorthPark Center for our friends at Bookmarks Library. 2pm start time. My good friend Brian Busch is going to join for a few songs with his accordion! We’ll be downstairs from AMC at center court, by the big orange sculpture.

As always we will be accepting donations for Mama Chicken’s Kitchen at the event. Click here to find out how our new program helps the homeless in Dallas.

I hope to see you there!

Your friend,
David

Bookmarks at NorthPark show this Wednesday!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! It’s Spring Break and there will be a super-fun show this Wednesday, 10:30 am, at NorthPark Center in Dallas. As usual the show will be for our friends at Bookmarks Library. We’ll be right down the hall from them in the main court by the big orange sculpture. I hope to see you there!

Lots of shows coming up!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We had a super fun show today at Happy House in Red Oak, Texas. It got me excited about all the shows that are coming this spring and summer. I’ve included a few photos from today’s event, featuring the one-and-only Super Joanie! Be sure to check out some of her amazing tricks here!

This is a great time to book school and library shows. We do a lot of summer reading program shows around the state. My song “Book a Trip” is a natural fit!

Book your show today!

Dingle Burbis,
David

David Chicken, Super Joanie and friends!

David Chicken, Super Joanie and friends!

Super Joanie about to do some amazing tricks!

Super Joanie about to do some amazing tricks!

Everyone loves Super Joanie!

Everyone loves Super Joanie!

Earth Day Celebrations!

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

We will be performing at two big events this weekend for Earth Day! One in the Houston area, another in the Dallas area. I hope you can make one! 

Saturday, Aprli 26, 2014
7200 Town Center Blvd, Sugar Land, TX
Show times: Two shows: 1:15 & 3pm.
 
Sunday, Aprli 27, 2014
201 N. Ector Drive, Euless, TX
Show time: 4pm

Happy Earth Week!
-David

Spring Break Shows

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

I hope you’ll join us for some springtime fun this week!

Wednesday, March 12, 10:30 am
NorthPark Center for Bookmarks Library
8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75225
Performing by the big orange sculpture, down the hall from Bookmarks. 

Thursday, March 13, 11 am 
Parr Library in Plano
6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75093
SUPER JOANIE SHOW

See you soon! 
-David

 

2014 School Shows

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

Now is a great time to book David Chicken school shows! Just call 1-866-FUN-SONG. The show is educational and interactive and promotes:

• Creative Movement
• Exercise & Physical Fitness
• The Importance of Studying
• Musical Awareness
• Recycling & Environmental Responsibility
• Artistry & Imagination
• Reading
• FUN 

We had a super-fun show for the Allen ISD last week. A few photos are included, including one of Super Joanie getting ready to steal the show!

Call 1-866-FUN-SONG to book your David Chicken school or special event show today!

Your friend,
David

It's show time!

It’s show time!

 

 

Super Joanie gets ready to steal the show!

Super Joanie gets ready to steal the show!

New David Chicken Single – “Play!”

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends, Happy 2014! Let’s PLAY!

I have a special surprise for the new year – a brand new David Chicken single! It’s called “Play!” The song is about – you guessed it – going outside and playing. Climbing a tree, riding a bike, going swimming … whatever moves you! Watch the new video here.

You can also buy the song on iTunes here 
and Amazon here

We shot the video with our Emmy-Winning friends at Allen City Television, led by the super-talented director Mark Kaufmann. It was a lot of fun to shoot the video, since we filmed all around Allen at a lot of fun locations with nice people. The video has been used to help promote physical activity within the community. Now we’ll be using it for the same purpose around the world! 

So get out and PLAY and have super-fantastic 2014! Mama Chicken, Super Joanie and I are all doing well. We hope the same for you and your family.

Your friend,
David Chicken

Mama Chicken’s Recipes for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Mama Chicken and for each and every child (and adult) who enjoys our music. 

For some delicious holiday recipes, sure to check out Mama Chicken’s recipes page here. The second listing is for her Superstar Stuffing, which is amazing! It’s my favorite. 

On a related note, we performed “Mama Chicken’s Kitchen” on Wednesday at NorthPark Center and it was a big hit as always. It occurred to me during the song how appropriate it is for Thanksgiving, since Mama is rapping about her amazing turkey and pumpkin pie! Today is a great day to watch the video and get ready for a Thanksgiving feast! You can watch it here

Also attached are a few photos from our show for BookMarks Library at NorthPark on Wed. We’ll be performing there again this Saturday, November 30 at 2pm. See you there! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
-David

 

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Chicken for Thanksgiving!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends, Happy Thanksgiving week! Wanted to let you know about two upcoming holiday shows that I think you’d like! Both are at NorthPark Center for Bookmarks Library this week:

Wednesday November 27, 10:30 am
and
Saturday November 30, 2pm
NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

Both are in the main center court, by the big orange sculpture … our usual stomping grounds. We’ll be playing “Snowman the Bop” and some other holiday-themed songs, along with all your David Chicken favorites!

 See you soon!
-David

With all our friends at NorthPark Center!

With all our friends at NorthPark Center!

Boo!

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy Halloween! We’ll be putting on a super-duper Halloween-themed show this Saturday evening at Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park! It’s always a great time at this event, with lots of FREE attractions and games for the whole family. I hope to see all the boys and ghouls out and wearing their spooky dancing shoes!

Saturday October 26
Show time: 5:45pm
2540 Farmers Branch Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Admission: FREE!

 See you soon!

-David

David & Mama Chicken Halloween

David & Mama Chicken Halloween


Farmers Branch Ghouls

Farmers Branch Ghouls


Farmers Branch Ghouls

Farmers Branch Ghouls

 

Free show at Nasher Sculpture Center this weekend!

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Mama Chicken and I will be putting on a super fun show at the beautiful Nasher Sculpture Center this Saturday, October 5 at 1pm! Bring the whole family for FREE admission from 10am – 2pm for Target First Saturday. I love exploring all the amazing artwork at the Nasher. I know you will too!

Saturday, October 5
Show time: 1pm
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Hope to see you there!
-David

David Chicken at the Nasher

David Chicken at the Nasher

Cruisin’ with the Chickens

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

Just a little entry to tell you about a great vacation that Mama Chicken and I took recently. We went on a cruise to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas! And of course I ended up entertaining on the cruise. When I heard they were looking for someone to play Elvis in their Legends show, I knew I had to audition for it. And I got the part! It was so much fun performing with dancers from Australia and England. The band was wonderful too. Everyone on the ship loved the show and called me “Elvis” for most of the cruise. Little did they know that a more appropriate name would be “Elvis Chicken”, ha!

 We explored Key West and learned all about the island. Did you know that Key West is home to the southernmost point in the United States? That was fun to see. We also learned about the classic American author Ernest Hemingway, and even saw his house. He had many six-toed cats, and their descendants are still at his house, most with six toes!

Then we went to the Bahamas and went on a glass-bottom boat voyage. It was fun to see all the sea fish and even some sharks! I sang “Funky Fish Party” to them but I’m not sure if they heard me. I also went snorkeling in Nassau, Grand Bahamas, which was amazing. The reef was so beautiful!

The people in Key West and the Bahamas were super friendly. I highly recommend visiting them someday to learn about their beautiful homes.

Your friend,
David

Show Today for National “Talk like a Pirate Day”

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

We’ll be putting on a super fun FREE show today at the Smith Public Library in Wylie, Texas. Best of all, it’s national “Talk like a pirate day”! We’ll see you soon, grrrrrh!

Smith Public Library
Thursday, September 19
300 Country Club Rd Bldg 300, Wylie, Tx  75098
Show time: 6pm – FREE show!

-David

Labor Day Weekend Show

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

We will be singing, dancing, rhyming and clapping tomorrow at NorthPark Center! Our Bookmarks Library Concert Series continues for a special Labor Day Weekend show. We start at 2pm, by the big orange sculpture downstairs from the AMC. And down the hall from Bookmarks. Catch the show then go check out a book! 

We hope to see you mañana!

Your friend,


David

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Holiday shows around the corner

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you’ve had a great summer! Mine has been pretty busy, having done a lot of summer shows as well as my concerts and adventures in Storybook Land in South Dakota.

This is a great time to book holiday shows. I’ll be heading back to the Midwest this November, for an encore performance in Danville, Illinois at their Festival of Trees. I was born in Normal, Illinois (ironic, I know!) and most of my family is in East Peoria, so it will be good to be back in my first home state!

I’ll be performing in the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville. (Note: the arena sometimes has bumper cars on ice, which sounds like tons of fun!) If you happen to be in the area, my shows will be on November 16 at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

We will also be back at the Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park on October 26. Show time to be announced, but we always go on in the early evening. That whole event is great fun for the family.

Hope to see you at a show soon!

Your friend,

David

 

 

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