DEADWOOD (5-9-2012) — Rock icons, Top-40 hit makers and a Rockabilly all-star will share the Deadwood Jam stage Sept. 14-15. The long-standing musical festival will feature headlining acts never before seen at the Deadwood Jam.

Styx, the 1980s rock powerhouse, with the hit contemporary band Augustana and The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker, have been booked for the 22nd annual Deadwood Jam.

The Deadwood Jam has featured the nation’s top bands in all music genres, and this year’s headliners are brand new to the Jam stage. Also this year, the volunteer Jam committee will host the first annual Jam Wine & Brew Fest, featuring South Dakota-made wines and beers inside the Jam complex.

Styx has multiple platinum albums to their credit, having sold well over 12 million albums in their storied musical career. The band released four consecutive albums that were certified Multi-Platinum. Their style of progressive rock and rock guitar, along with a string of hit ballads, has earned Styx fans world-wide. Hits from the powerhouse band include “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me the Way,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man).” Styx will perform Saturday, Sept. 15, during the Deadwood Jam.

Augustana made a musical name for themselves in 2005 with the release of the “All the Stars and Boulevards” album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. The hit single “Boston” was at the top of many Billboard and Top 40 charts. Since then, the band has produced three more albums, all through Epic Records. All of their Epic albums were at the top of U.S. Indie charts. Other Augustana hits include “Sweet and Low,” “Steal your Heart” and “Stars and Boulevards.” Augustana will take the Jam stage on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker is a Rockabilly, giant-upright bass man. His style of slap-bass helped pave his way into mainstream music, including a Grammy nod. Rocker helped form The Stray Cats, and has been performing solo since the mid-1990s. Hits such as “Rock this Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Sexy + 17” are part of Rocker’s repertoire. The Stray Cats sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold- and platinum-certified records worldwide. Rocker also joined the cast of Broadway’s hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” in 2011. He will play the Jam on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate of $60, which is good for both days, Sept. 14-15. Individual day tickets are $25 for Friday, Sept. 14, and $50 for Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets are on sale at or at 800-344-8826. Deadwood Jam ticket holders will also have access to the Wine & Brew Fest. Those looking to just attend the Wine & Brew Fest can purchase that entry separately.

The 2012 Deadwood Jam is funded in part by South Dakota Department of Tourism’s Matching Dollar Challenge program. This is a cooperative marketing partnership, which awarded the Deadwood Jam funding to be used in cooperation with the Department of Tourism’s planning and implementation efforts.

Lee Harstad
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce