Live Entertainment

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 during the week, like movies Monday, concerts on Wednesday and history night on Tuesday, all summer long (excluding Sturgis Rally dates). Schedule subject to change due to weather.

Need more ideas? Deadwood has plenty!

Deadwood is a memorable place to party with options for everyone in your group. Learn WHAT TO DO, like shopping and spas, off-roading or hiking, snowmobiling or skiing during the day. Explore Deadwood’s history by visiting a museum or taking a bus tour. Evening activities include gaming, ghost tours, saloons and great dining options.

What’s Deadwood like when the sun goes down? Check out this video courtesy Anthony Lonesky Imaging –

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