February 6, 2024

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

DEADWOOD – The fourteenth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, 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, Mike Connor, Carl Landstrom, and Guy Gullickson, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at 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 Kenny Putnam, Mike Connor, Carl Landstrom, and Guy Gullickson. These talented musicians present an evening of music including fiddle tunes, jazz, soul, rock n’ roll, and original songs. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Sarah Carlson portraying the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, will join the fun with Deadwood Alive’s Andy Mosher as Marshal Con Stapleton. The live auction includes a Chuck Wagon dinner at the Days of ‘76 Museum, private catered dinners at the Historic Adams House, the 605 cabin rental, framed historic photographs and artwork, a Saloon No. 10 commemorative 60th Anniversary Yellowstone bourbon basket, a handmade AR-15 platform 5.56mm caliber rifle, and much more. The auction will be hosted by Terry Hupp.

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

Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Deadwood Mountain Grand, The Lodge at Deadwood, KEVN Black Hills FOX, Riverfront Broadcasting, Sarah Carlson, Deadwood Alive’s Andy Mosher, Terry Hupp, and the Black Hills Pioneer.


Deadwood History, Inc. preserves and presents the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills through exceptional places, interactive exhibits, and engaging events.

Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, The Brothel Deadwood, and the Fassbender Photographic Collection.

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