It’s coming…and soon! It’s Deadwood’s largest event, Kool Deadwood Nites – here’s a schedule and story about the event — it’s going to be grand!
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Sha Na Na, The Platters
to headline Kool Deadwood Nites

Aug. 26-29 event features classic cars, free concerts, parade

MEDIA: Interviews with entertainers must be scheduled prior to the event. For interviews or for photos, see contact information below.

DEADWOOD (8/18/10) — Kool Deadwood Nites, the region’s largest gathering of classic cars, free music and nostalgic fun, comes to Deadwood Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 29. This year Kool Deadwood Nites will feature free Main Street concerts by The Platters, and Sha Na Na, two of the biggest stars of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Kool Deadwood Nites begins Thursday, Aug. 26, with registration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Deadwood Gulch Convention Center. People’s Choice voting for early car registrants will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Deadwood’s History and Information Center Parking Lot, with results of the voting at 9 p.m. The 2nd annual Sock Hop will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., also in the History and Information Center Parking Lot. Prizes are awarded during the Sock Hop, and the public is invited to attend.

At 10 a.m. Friday, the Deadwood Rod Run, an escorted tour through Spearfish Canyon, begins. Car registration for Kool Deadwood Nites continues from noon to 7 p.m. An owners-only barbecue will be held in conjunction with the registration, at the registration center at the Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.

Friday’s free concerts on Main Street begin at 5 p.m. featuring the Kid & Nic Show and DD & The Fayroh’s, followed by Friday’s headliner Sha Na Na. This highly popular ’60s rock ‘n’ roll band released more than 40 albums, including the 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition in 2009. Sha Na Na’s songs – and band members – were featured in “Grease.” The group also played at Woodstock and had a hit television show for four years. They will be playing all the hits from the era.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, registration continues from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A classic car competition will be held, with judging from 8 a.m. to noon at the Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds, across from the First Gold Hotel. Poker runs begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. throughout Deadwood and the Black Hills. There will also be an art, memorabilia and classic car auction Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Open Cut parking lot in Lead.

Bands hit the stage once again Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday’s free concerts feature DD & The Fayroh’s, as well as The Rat Pack Tribute. Saturday’s headliner is The Platters. The Platters had a number of Top 10 hits, including “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and many more.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, the classic car parade, a crowd favorite, will be held. Cars begin lining up at 7 a.m. at the Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds and the parade will begin up Main Street at approximately 9 a.m. After the parade, all cars will be on display on Main Street for a show-and-shine. The weekend’s award ceremony will be held at the History and Information Center Parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. There’s also another art, memorabilia and classic car auction on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort.

Kool Deadwood Nites 2010 Schedule

Thursday, Aug 26
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Car registration – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – People’s Choice Award voting – History and Information Center Parking Lot.
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – 3rd Annual Sock Hop with DJ – History and Information Parking Lot (*Must be registered to park in the lot. First come, first serve.)
9 p.m. – Results of People’s Choice (during Sock Hop) – History and Information Center parking lot.

Friday, Aug. 27
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Car registration – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Deadwood Rod Run – Escorted tour through beautiful Spearfish Canyon.
Noon – 7 p.m. – Owners-only BBQ – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
Noon to 5 p.m. – Auction vehicle check-in at the Open Cut parking lot in Lead (for Saturday auction vehicles)
5 p.m. – FREE Main Street concerts begin! Featuring The Kid & Nic Show, DD & The Fayrohs and SHA NA NA!

Saturday, Aug. 28
7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Car registration, Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
9:30 a.m. – Auction begins with memorabilia and artwork at Open Cut parking lot in Lead – (vehicle auction to begin at 10 a.m. and end around 4 p.m.)
8 a.m. – noon – Classic Car Competition/Judging – Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field, across from the First Gold Hotel.
10a.m. – 4p.m. – Poker Runs – – throughout the Black Hills.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Auction vehicle check-in at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort (for Sunday’s vehicle auction.)
5 p.m. – FREE Main Street Concerts featuring DD & The Fayrohs , Art Poco’s The Rat Pack and THE PLATTERS!

Sunday, Aug. 29
7 a.m. – Parade line-up begins – Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field.
9 a.m. – Parade on Main Street begins. Show and Shine – Main Street, immediately following the parade.
9:30 a.m. – Vehicle, memorabilia and artwork auction at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort.
11 a.m. – Awards – Parking lot at the History and Information Center.