DEADWOOD – The eleventh annual Calamity’s Shindig will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, 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 Boyd Bristow, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions. 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 Kenny Putnam and Boyd Bristow. These two talented musicians present an evening of music including fiddle tunes, Celtic, jazz, soul, rock n’ roll, and original songs. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Deadwood Alive reenactor’s will join the fun with Jena Sierks portraying the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, and Andy Mosher as Marshal Con Stapleton. The live auction includes a Homestake gold coin, private catered dinner at the Historic Adams House, pheasant hunt, vacation home rental, Deadwood Mountain Grand concert tickets, framed historic photographs and artwork, a Taurus 9mm handgun, Smogesbordello package, 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 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, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, KEVN Black Hills FOX, Riverfront Broadcasting, Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex, tdg Marketing & Public Relations, Historic Homestake Opera House, Black Hills Pioneer, and Deadwood Alive.


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

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