June 2009

29 Jun

Jun 29, 2009 at 02:11 pm

Howdy all!
It’s the start of a beautiful week here in Deadwood. Temps are in that 80-degree range, summer has kicked off, 4th of July celebrations are this weekend — boy, this week is getting better and better!
4th of July celebrations being with a parade down Main Street in Deadwood at 3 p.m. on July 4, and then moves to Lead at 4 p.m. Lead will host Independence Day events, with music and vendors throughout the weekend. After the parades, local favorite Brock Finn takes to stage in the beer garden, the Northern Hills Community Band will play at 8 p.m. in the city park’s band shelter — and the day closes with an awesome fireworks display over the former Homestake Mine’s Open Cut. If you’ve been to Lead before, you know you can’t miss the Open Cut! So if you are planning a trip to the Black Hills this weekend, stay and play in Deadwood and take in the 4th of July festivities in Lead!
Plenty to do in the Black Hills this weekend!
Oh, and as for the headline of this blog, you can WIN A WEEKEND IN DEADWOOD! It’s simple – just go to deadwood.com, fill out the information, and you’re automatically entered to win. Simple as that!
Have a great week everyone!

22 Jun

Jun 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

When thousands of people converge on Main Street in Deadwood, you know summer has arrived. And when these thousands of people stand on Main Street and sing “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy,” it has to be Wild Bill Days! Yep, Wild Bill Days weekend was a big hit; the country stars Ricochet played wonderfully on Friday night, and the legend himself Glen Campbell hit the stage Saturday night to sing his hits. Even though a brief shower sent some concertgoers inside Saturday afternoon, the evening turned into a great weather night and a great turnout.
A special thanks to everyone who came to listen, and we sure hope you had a good time!
Now, summer is officially here, and things in Deadwood are buzzing.
Have a great week all,

17 Jun

Jun 17, 2009 at 08:57 am

Oh my, just a couple days away – it’s been a hectic month as we prepare for our official summer kick-off celebration, and preparations are now in place – now the fun starts!
I’ve been doing some research on our Saturday night headliner (which is a FREE concert by the way) Glen Campbell — he’s sold over 45 million records and has over 27 top 10 hits. Now that’s something to write home about. While I’ll admit I couldn’t name 10 out of the 27, I’ll guarantee I’ve heard them all at one point or another.
And Ricochet on Friday night, again a free one. Daddy’s Money, yep, I’ve sung along with that one a thousand times.
Come on out to Deadwood and take in the festivities – Firearms and Old West Auction and Show and the Cowboy Fast Draw Championships. Something for everyone, that’s for sure!
Call us if you want to know more – and there are still some rooms available in town — 1-800-999-1876.

12 Jun

Jun 12, 2009 at 09:11 am

Well, the sun is finally back out! It’s been a rainy week, and just in time for the weekend – THE SUN! While I can hear my grass growing in my yard, seeing the big ball of light back in the sky has definitely put people in a better mood.

And next week — WILD BILL DAYS! Woo hoo! Hope you’ve made plans to come and spend time here next weekend listening to some great FREE music on Main Street! Ricochet (She’s got her daddy’s money, her momma’s good looks…) you know the song – and the legend himself Glen Campbell. Yep, it’s going to be a great weekend. ALSO, there’s a Firearms and Old West Auction and Show running in conjunction with Wild Bill Days. There are some fine guns and Old West antiques up for auction and sale. Don’t miss out!

Have a great weekend everyone!

03 Jun

Jun 03, 2009 at 08:14 am

Greetings all: Summer is here! This weekend, the Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon will bring a couple thousand people to town (the race is on Sunday, but festivities are all weekend long); also on Sunday, there will be some fine music and fun at the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead – Here’s more info!

Benefit concert to feature Grammy nominee and Black Hills favorites

DEADWOOD – The Deadwood Jam Committee and the Historic Homestake Opera House are pleased to announce the “Spring Jam at the Opera House,” a benefit concert to be held June 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Opera House in Lead. Following the successful concert March 1, this second show will again raise much-needed funds for the Historic Homestake Opera House and the Deadwood Jam.

The concert will feature Grammy-nominated musician Randy McAllister, The Brandon Sprague Blues Band and the acoustic duo of Bob Fahey and James Van Nuys. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door on the day of the show.

“The reaction from the first benefit concert was phenomenal,” said Matthew Pike, Deadwood Jam committee chair. “Randy was so generous in wanting to make that show. When he couldn’t, it seemed only logical to shoot for another chance.”

Once again, Deadwood Jam photographer Marty Nelson has prepared a set of exclusive prints available for the first time from past Jams. “Spring Jam at the Opera House” attendees will be able to bid on these images through a silent auction on the day of the show at Blue Dog Framers and Studio Gallery, who donated frames for the photos.

Tickets for “Jam at the Opera House” are on sale in Deadwood at the Saloon #10 or the Main Street branch of First Western Bank, or in Lead at The Stampmill Saloon and Restaurant. Tickets will also be available on the day of the show at the Opera House.

The “Spring Jam at the Opera House” is presented by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, Budweiser through Eagles Sales of the Black Hills, the Lead Chamber of Commerce and the Stampmill Saloon and Restaurant.