Kool Deadwood Nites

30 Years of Classic Cars, Music and Historic Fun

August 20, 2024 - August 25, 2024

Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for six days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop – Deadwood style. Enjoy a parade, show and shine and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history.

2024 IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOOL DEADWOOD NITES!

2024 Information

  • Your vehicle must be a ’73 or older to register. Registration will remain open during the event through Friday, August 23.
  • Pre-registration packets will be mailed in May 2024 to those who registered a car in 2023. We will continue to mail packets through mid-August 2024. If you would like one, please call 605-578-1876. Walk-up registration will be available at the event through Friday evening, August 23.
  •  To receive the early bird discount the registration fee must be paid by August 1, 2024.
  • New in 2024! An additional day of activities, live entertainment, show & shine and registration on Tuesday, August 20!
  • New in 2024! Lunch for registered car owners in Sturgis on Wednesday.
  • Car registration cost: $80 before August 1, 2024; $100 after August 1, 2024
  • Registration for 2024 Kool Deadwood Nites will be held throughout the event at the Deadwood’s Welcome Center! 501 Main Street, Deadwood, S.D. 57732.
  • Kool Deadwood Nites registered cars ONLY will have a section of the Lower Main Street parking lot (location of the new Welcome Center, where registration will be held) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 21-24, 2024. Of course, registrants can continue to park throughout the event at the History and Information Center too (August 22-24, 2024. PENDING CITY COMMISSION APPROVAL
  • Kool Deadwood Nites 2024 Auction is August 22-24, 2025. For more information contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-484-1781 or 605-381-1594.
  • The City of Deadwood Police Department asks that you please refrain from doing Burn-Outs during the parade on Sunday.
  • The Main Street Entertainment entertainment will be announced in February 2024.
  • NEW in 2023 and continuing in 2024, driving poker runs on Thursday, walking poker runs on Saturday. Poker Run Awards for all routes are still on Saturday.
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Sponsored by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety: Shuttles operate on Thursday, August 22; Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. NEW parking shuttle from Lead, pickups at the Lead-Deadwood High School (320 South Main Street, Lead) and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (160 West Main Street) and drops off at the Deadwood Fire Station (737 Main Street). Operating times for the Lead shuttle will be announced soon. Ride the shuttle from Cedar Rose Spa (1 mile north of Deadwood, 11842 Hwy 14a) to the Deadwood Welcome Center (501 Main Street). Operating times for the spa shuttle are 11am to 10pm each day. No trailer parking at shuttle sites.
  • Free Trolley Rides sponsored by BID 8 and BIDs 1-6: August 20 through August 25. The Trolley operates in Deadwood City limits. Please note, the trolley doesn’t drop off in the concert area on Main Street. Board the trolley at the Deadwood Welcome Center or south of the Silverado, across the street from the Deadwood Elementary (716 Main Street).
  • Deadwood Alive will present the Trial of Jack McCall on Tuesday, August 20. The Stagecoach Rides will not be available during the Main Street closure.
  • KDN Trolley: Beginning August 21st the Half-hour trolley will pick up people from the Slag Pile 35 minutes after each hour and the North Express Trolley (when it’s running ) will pick up at the Slag Pile approximately twice per hour but will depend on traffic flow.

  • Keep up to date on all things Deadwood on our Facebook page! You can also call us with any questions at 605-578-1876. Thanks for being part of Kool Deadwood Nites, and we look forward to seeing you in August 2024!

Retailers who wish to sell official Kool Deadwood Nites merchandise, contact Wayne Morris at (605) 920-1512.

CLICK HERE to purchase official Kool Deadwood Nites merchandise! 

2024 *Tentative* Kool Deadwood Nites Schedule Details
*Schedule is Subject to Change

ALL NEW! TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • 12 – 6 p.m.: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 2 – 9 p.m.: Complimentary BBQ and $10 Bottomless Draft Beer at Mr. Wu’s
  • 2 – 5 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – The Band Kandie – Chairs welcome
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at The Patio at Deadwood Mountain Grand – The Drifters – Chairs welcome near front of the stage. Free hotdogs for registered car owners.
  • 6 – 9 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – The Long Run “Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles” – Chairs welcome
  • 6 -9 p.m.: Show & Shine on Main Street (Wall Street to Deadwood Street), registered cars only, first come, first served.
  • Deadwood Alive will be running their regular schedule all day. View the schedule here.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 – NEW ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ADDED!:

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Auction Car Check-in (for sellers) at Elkhorn Ridge Resort –  For more information contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-484-1781 or 605-381-1594.
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Complimentary Lunch for registered car owners (plus one guest) at Harley-Davidson Rally Point in Sturgis. Registered classic car parking in Sturgis on Main Street from 3rd to 1st on and from the alley on H-D Way to Main Street on the Sherman Street side.
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 2 – 9 p.m: Complimentary BBQ and $10 Bottomless Draft Beer at Mr. Wu’s
  • 2 – 5 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – The Band Kandie – Chairs welcome
  • 6 – 9 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – El Loco Fandango “Tribute to ZZ Top” – Chairs welcome
  • 6 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Outlaw Square – Surfin’ Safari 
  • All Day – Deadwood Alive full schedule on Main Street. View the schedule here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Auction Car Check-in (for sellers) at Elkhorn Ridge Resort, contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-484-1781 or 605-381-1594 for more information.
  • 2 p.m. – Deadwood Alive Shootout at Outlaw Square
  • 2 – 9 p.m: Complimentary BBQ and $10 Bottomless Draft Beer at Mr. Wu’s
  • 4 – 8  p.m.: Live DJ at the History and Information Center Parking Lot
  • 12 – 6 p.m: Driving Route Poker Runs throughout the Black Hills. Turn in your score cards to registration by 8pm. Awards held on Saturday.
  • 4 – 9 p.m: People’s Choice Awards & Voting – History and Information Center Parking Lot, Deadwood Welcome Center Parking Lot and portions of Main Street. Vote by text. Voting opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2024!
  • 4 p.m: Memorabilia & Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info.
  • 4 p.m. – Deadwood Alive Shootout at Outlaw Square
  • 2 – 5 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – West Bound – Chairs welcome
  • 6 – 9 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – The Long Run “Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles” – Chairs welcome
  • 8 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone 
  • Immediately following the concert: People’s Choice Award Results announced from Main Street Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • 7 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Rod Run Breakfast at TBDFree for registered car owner’s only,three shifts available, pick your time at Registration, first come, first served.
  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 9 a.m: Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m: 16th Annual Rod Run – Registered classic cars only. Two options (departing from the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds), choose from an escorted tour through Spearfish or Vanocker Canyon. The Spearfish Canyon route includes a final stop at Carsten’s Cottages with food and entertainment. TENTATIVE: Vanocker itinerary includes a final stop at Full Throttle Saloon & Campground, food, and entertainment. Both Rod Runs leave from the Days of ‘76 Rodeo Grounds at 10:00 a.m. and lineup begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • 2 p.m. – Deadwood Alive Shootout at Outlaw Square
  • 2 – 9 p.m: Complimentary BBQ and $10 Bottomless Draft Beer at Mr. Wu’s
  • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – Stereo Trip – Chairs welcome
  • 4 p.m. – Deadwood Alive Shootout at Outlaw Square
  • 5 p.m. – Deadwood Alive welcomes the Hot Rodders on the Main Street Stage.
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Hot City Soul
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Kid & Nic Show
  • 6:30 – 9 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – Aeromyth “The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute” – Chairs welcome
  • 8:00 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – ABBA Revisited at 8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • 7 a.m. – Noon: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 8 a.m. – Noon: Classic Car Competition/Judging at the Days of ’76 Event Complex (Please plan to arrive before 8 a.m.) Registered classic cars only.
  • 9 a.m: Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info.
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m: Walking Poker Run Routes throughout Deadwood
  • 2 – 9 p.m: Complimentary BBQ and $10 Bottomless Draft Beer at Mr. Wu’s
  • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – West Bound – Chairs welcome
  • 5 p.m: Poker Run Awards Party at TBD on lower Main Street. Awards for Driving and Walking routes.
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Potter Family
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Kid & Nic Show
  • 6:30 – 9 p.m.: FREE CONCERT at Mr. Wu’s – Bostyxx “A Tribute to Boston & Styx” – Chairs welcome
  • 8 p.m.: FREE MAIN STREET CONCERT – Elton Dan and the Rocket Band

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • 7 a.m.: Parade Line-up at Ferguson Field/Rodeo Grounds – Registered classic cars only.
  • 9 a.m.: Parade on Historic Main Street and continuing through Central City and Lead
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Show and Shine on Main Street. Registered classic cars only.
  • 11 a.m.: Awards in the parking lot at the History and Information Center
  • 7:00 p.m.: George Thorogood at Deadwood Mountain Grand’s Event Center GET TICKETS HERE.
  • *All cars must be off Main Street by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2024! Thank you!

 

DriveSafeSD.comShuttle Schedule:

Cedar Rose Spa to Welcome Center:

Thursday, August 22       11am-10pm
Friday, August 23              11am-10pm
Saturday, August 24        11am-10pm

LD Highschool and Visitor Center to Deadwood Fire Station (Fire St.):

Thursday, August 22       2 pm- 3 am
Friday, August 23              2 pm- 3 am
Saturday, August 24        2 pm- 3 am

 

 

This event is sponsored in part by


Budweiser
bid 8 do deadwood

DriveSafeSD.com

Deer Mountain Village

KOTA Territory TV

 

 

2023 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Results!

We apologize for any typos. Please call 605-578-1876 if you notice a mistake. 

Kool Deadwood Nites 2023 Winner

BEST OF SHOW

Committee’s Choice (pictured)
Winner: Mark & Kathy Johnston, 55 BelAir
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber’s Choice
Winner: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury Convertible
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Best Street Rod
Winner: Bryan Corah, 38 Chevy Coupe
Sponsor: The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Best Ford
Winner: Patty Nelson, 69 Ford Mustang
Sponsor: Mr. Wu’s

Best General Motors
Winner: Derek & Eileen Eisenbeisz, 67 Chevy Chevelle SS Convertible
Sponsor: White’s Queen City Motors

Best Truck
Winner: Joe Reiser, 54 Ford F100
Sponsor: Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best Stock
Winner: Tony Kahler, 57 Chevy 210
Sponsor: A&B Pizza/ Oyster Bay

Best Custom
Winner: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury Convertible
Sponsor: FogNDroz Vape Shop

Best Interior
Winner: Fred & Elaine Hardee, 52 Nash Greenbrier Wagon
Sponsor: Black Hills Vacations

Best Motor
Winner: Jim Zaremski, 70 Chevy Chevelle SS
Sponsor: Silverado/Franklin

Best Mopar
Winner: Dusty Waters, 71 Plymouth Cuda
Sponsor: Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

Queen Sarah’s Cutest Car Award
Caroline Westwood, 60 Nash Metropolitan
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

People’s Choice
Winner: Robert Carino Jr, 63 Chevy Impala
Sponsor: McPherson Auctions & Realty

King of the Rod Run
Winner: Butch Karcher, 30 Ford Rat Rod
5.6/Speed 116 mph
Drag Strip Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Carsten Cottages Winners
 #1 Ron Howland, 55 Chevy
#2 Todd & Lori Engel, 69 Chevelle
#3 Tim Heckel, 68 Chevy Camaro

Honorable Mention
Sponsored by Blackstone Lodge, Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort, Jacob’s Precision Welding, One Way Service Pros, Woody’s Wild West Photography, Mystic Hills Hideaway and Mr. Wu’s.
John Otte, 69 Dodge Charger
Joseph Chorniak, 69 Ford Mustang
Jim & Cindy Packard, 55 Ford
Mike & Jean Denton, 69 Dodge Charger
Robert Wilson II, 68 Ford Mustang
Dustin Butler, 57 Chevy Pickup
Thomas Horne , 64 Lincoln Continental
Mark Himle, 70 Plymouth Super Bird

Ron Meis Memorial Award
Sponsored by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce
Mark & Kathy Johnston, 55 Chevy Belair

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Tri-Five – Stock
1st Place: Steve Brown, 57 Studebaker
Sponsor: First Gold Gaming Resort

2nd Place: Sam Pierce , 56 Chevy Belair 4dr Hardtop
Sponsor: Quik Signs

Tri-Five – Modified
1st Place: Mark & Kathy Johnston, 55 Chevy Belair
Sponsor: Mustang Sally’s

2nd Place: Rod Barstad, 55 Chevy 210
Sponsor: Vanway

3rd Place: John & Pat David, 55 Chevy 150 Sedan
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Modified/Custom

1st Place: Dustin Butler, 57 Chevy Pickup
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw Square

2nd Place: Joe Reiser, 54 Ford F150
Sponsor: HUB International Insurance

3rd Place: Robert Gay , 57 Chevy Cameo Pickup
Sponsor: Twin City Hardware, Lumber, Rental & Office Supply

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Mike Phillips, 67 Ford Bronco
Sponsor: Deadwood Tobacco Co

2nd Place: Brayden Wienke, 62 Chevy C10
Sponsor: Buffalo-Bodega

3rd Place: Tim Sleeth, 64 Ford F 100
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

Stock – Pre ’54 and older
1st Place: Mark & Kathy Tronstad, 48 Chevy Suburban
Sponsor: ET Sports

2nd Place: Darin Buhmann, 51 Chevy Deluxe
Sponsor: Marta’s DEADWOOD Doghouse

3rd Place: Paul Heskin, 54 Packard
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Stock – ’55 to ’73 inclusive
1st Place: Tony Kahler, 57 Chevy 210
Sponsor: Pro Steam Carpet Upholstery

2nd Place: Sarah Aragon, 59 Chevy Corvette
Sponsor: A&B Pizza/Oyster Bay

3rd Place: Gary Kerkow, 58 Jaguar XK 150
Sponsor: Peterson CPA

Pro-Street – ’73 and Earlier
1st Place: Rick O’Donnell, 69 Dodge Charger R/T
Sponsor: First Interstate Bank

2nd Place: John Schipper, 70 Chevy Chevelle SS
Sponsor: Mr. Wu’s

3rd Place: Sherald Schuh, 67 Ford Fairlane
Sponsor: Whiskey Barrel Ranch

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Dusty Waters, 71 Cuda
Sponsor: Southside Service & Car Wash

2nd Place: Bob Healy, 69 Pontiac GTO
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge

3rd Place: Jim Zaremski, 70 Chevy Chevelle
Sponsor: UTV Rentals of the Black Hills

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Modified
1st Place: AJ Nelson, 70 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor: McPherson Auctions & Realty

2nd Place: Jami Igo, 67 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

3rd Place: Carl Schott, 65 Chevy Impala SS
Sponsor: Sturgis Mustang Rally

Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Fred & Elaine Hardee, 52 Nash Greenbrier Wagon
Sponsor: Lynn’s DakotaMart

2nd Place: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury Convertible
Sponsor: Rocksino by Hard Rock Deadwood

3rd Place: Dan McGlade, 58 Chevy Impala
Sponsor: Deadwood KOA

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Derek & Eileen Eisenbeisz , 67 Chevy Chevelle SS Convertible
Sponsor: Deadwood Elks Lodge #508

2nd Place: Scott Fougner, 60 Willys Jeep
Sponsor: A&B Pizza/Oyster Bay

3rd Place: Jerry & Tammy Nelson, 65 Chevy Malibu SS
Sponsor: Deadwood Outdoor Rentals

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Coupe
1st Place: Bryan Corah, 38 Chevy Coupe
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw square

2nd Place: Bill Diers, 33 Plymouth 5 Window Coupe
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gift

3rd Place: Dave Mann , 33 Ford Coupe
Sponsor: McPherson Auction & Realty

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Sedan
1st Place: Doug & Carol Kasel, 40 Ford Woody
Sponsor: Packhorse Liquor

2nd Place: Shane Hornbachek, 33 Plymouth 4 Dr Sedan
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge

3rd Place: Ken Mollet, Chevy Confederate Sedan
Sponsor: Sponsor-Dash 4 Cash

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Convertible/Roadster
1st Place: Austin & Katie Roberts, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: Boars Nest

2nd Place: Steve Neumiller, 48 Ford Convertible
Sponsor: Dash 4 Cash

3rd Place: Tom Feller, 40 Ford Convertible
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Rat Rod
1st Place: Chris Anderson, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: Badlands Security

2nd Place: Tom Simmons, 47 Diamond T
Sponsor: MS Mail

3rd Place: Gregory Schindler, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: First Deadwood Souvenirs

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