January 22, 2018

Ninth Annual Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser

Kenny Putnam and the Song Pilots Kenny Putnam and the Song Pilots The Song Pilots

DEADWOOD – The ninth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC). Calamity’s Shindig will include musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam and the Song Pilots, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live auction. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased online at DeadwoodHistory.com or by calling 605-722-4800. Reservations required. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

Kick up your heels to musical entertainment by the Song Pilots featuring Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor, and Guy Gullickson. These talented musicians present an evening of music including fiddle tunes, Celtic, jazz, soul, group originals, and rock n’ roll. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, cash bar, and auction. Deadwood Alive’s Jena Sierks will portray the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane. The live auction includes a Homestake gold coin, framed historic photographs and artwork, guns, vacation home rentals, private catered dinner at the Historic Adams House, a Jeep photography excursion, wine and spa packages, and much more. The auction will be hosted by Denny McKay.

Calamity Jane’s rough and rowdy, independent, and free-spirited lifestyle made her a legend. She was known to dress like a man and drink and curse like one too. This behavior often overshadowed her feminine side. Calamity was also a mother, frequently tended to the sick, and was generous and giving with what little she had. She is certainly an anomaly in the history of the West, and Deadwood History has a great time celebrating her life.

Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Inc., Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Saloon No. 10 and Deadwood Social Club, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, KEVN Black Hills FOX, and Cheyenne Crossing.


We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.

Adams Museum, Days of ‘76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams
Research and Cultural Center.

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