Wild Bill Days: A Weekend Full of Free Entertainment
Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota
Celebrate the life and times of one of Deadwood’s most famous gunslingers—Wild Bill Hickok. See big name artists and your favorite bands perform live concerts on Main Street all weekend long. Headline concerts in 2020 are Ronnie Milsap on Friday, June 19 and Jo Dee Messina Saturday night, June 20. Along with the awesome free concerts, you can also check out the National Dock Dogs Competition, watch (or participate in) a classic car auction, learn the tricks of gold panning and sluicing from Northern Hills Prospectors, right on Main Street! Book Your Room Today! Call 1-800-999-1876 for more information. ** All times are subject to change due to weather or technical issues. Thank you for understanding.
5 p.m: Sidehackers
6:30 p.m: Brandon Jones
8:15 p.m: Ronnie Milsap
Noon: Trial of Jack McCall
2:15 p.m: Jade Monkey
3:30 p.m: Flannel
4:45 p.m: Sidehackers
6:30 p.m: Lonely Rangers
8:00 p.m.: Jo Dee Messina
Wild Bill Days has something for all tastes and ages – and something for the dogs! National DockDogs Competition will be back for its 12th year! All dogs are welcome! Call (330) 241-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to get signed up.
This event is FREE to watch and located in front of the Historic Franklin Hotel. Registration and practice at 10am both days. Events include Big Air and Speed Retrieval. Competitions begin every 1.5 hour starting at 11am.
Guest Appearance by Author Bob Boze Bell
June 19: History on the Lawn: The Never Surrender Tour – Author Bob Boze Bell will talk about his new book, The Illustrated Life And Times of Geronimo. Bell will discuss how Geronimo became the most famous Native American in the world. He will address a variety of questions including why paratroopers call out Geronimo’s name when they jump. How far could an old-time Apache run in a day? How many wives did Geronimo have in his lifetime? Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).
Gold Panning & Sluicing
Main Street – 10am to 5pm, Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20
Learn to gold pan and sluice on Historic Main Street! Lessons are free. If you’d like to pan “pay dirt” there is a fee.
Wild Bill Days Collector Car & Memorabilia Auction
Saturday, June 20 beginning at 9am
This 6th annual auction is held inside Deadwood Mt. Grand’s event center. McPherson Auction is planning to sell nearly 75 high quality and unique classic cars and memorabilia! Do you have a car you’d like to list? Contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-348-1369. www.mcphersonauction.com
Wild Deadwood Reads
Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair
Saturday, June 20th, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm
WildDeadwoodReads.com for more information