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Live Entertainment in Deadwood, South Dakota

When we say we’ve been entertaining guests since 1876, we mean it! When you come to Historic Deadwood you can enjoy Wild West reenactments, live music, free Main Street concerts, dachshund races, DockDog competitions, professional snowmobile racing, rodeos and more!

Ticketed Events and Concerts

Every month of the year you’ll find some kind of major event in Deadwood. Deadwood events feature concerts by national bands, wine and food, rodeo action, parades, costume contests, car shows, amateur and professional competitions and just about everything else you can imagine (we told you anything goes.)

When there’s not an event on Main Street, you’ll find one in one of the bars or casinos, at Outlaw Square or at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Events Center. See today’s rock ‘n roll and country music favorites, as well as music legends and up-and-coming stars.


Many Deadwood establishments offer live music, karaoke, live DJs, comedy shows and various forms of nightlife entertainment. Be sure to visit the Bars and Saloon section to see where you might have a little fun. Remember, no judgment and no regrets in Deadwood.

Reenactments & Shows

During the summer months, history comes to life on the cobblestone streets of Deadwood as re-enactors perform free daily shows, shootouts and narrated tours on a historic stagecoach. You can find the full schedule and locations here. In the evening, those reenactors perform the Trial of Jack McCall, a stage play based on the real trial of Wild Bill’s murderer. The Trial’s performance has part of Historic Deadwood’s entertainment lineup since the 1920s, making it one of the longest running stage shows in the nation!

Outlaw Square’s Free Summer Event Series

Head to Outlaw Square at 703 Main Street for FREE family-friendly fun, all summer long (excluding Sturgis Rally dates). Schedule subject to change due to weather.

Monday: Monday Night Movie Night – featuring fun, family-friendly movies sponsored by Vast Broadband

Tuesday: Farmers Market – featuring South Dakota Local produce and artisan products, sponsored by Sanford Health, begins the last week in June

Wednesday: Summer Concerts Series – featuring local, regional & national music acts performing on the Sue Lundberg Memorial Stage, sponsored by Deadwood Mountain Grandand in-kind sponsors Holiday Inn Express & Hotel by Gold Dust

Thursday AM: Sunrise Yoga + Zumba – Sunrise Yoga at 8am followed by Zumba at 9am, sponsored by Sanford Health

Thursday PM: Deadwood History Family Fun Night

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