Kool Deadwood Nites

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Multiple dates from Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 26th

Event Summary

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

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Thursday, August 23

• Car Registration – 9am-8pm – Deadwood Welcome Center – 501 Main Street – RESERVED PARKING ALL WEEKEND for registered cars in adjacent parking lot, first come-first served.

• Owners Only BBQ – 1-6pm – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

• People’s Choice Awards Voting, Live DJ and Games – 4pm – History and Information Center Parking Lot, portions of Deadwood Main Street and the Welcome Center Parking Lot

• 10th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring The Grass Roots – 7pm-10pm – Main Street

• People’s Choice Awards Results – Following the Concert – Main Street


Friday, August 24

• Rod Run Breakfast – 8am-10am – FREE breakfast for Rod Run participants – sponsored by the Lodge at Deadwood

• Car Registration – 9am-7pm – Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street

• Classic Car Auction – 9am – Deadwood Mountain Grand. Contact McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369

• Denny Menholt Rapid Chevy Rod Run – 10am-2pm – Escorted tour through Spearfish or Vanocker Canyon, Vanocker itinerary includes time at Sturgis Dragway running the NAPA track.

• Owners Only BBQ – Noon-6pm – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

• History on the Lawn: Water Wars – Noon – How dry was it in the 30s? Learn about a water rights dispute in Belle Fourche in May of 1934 that lead to violence.  – Adams House Lawn

• Free Concerts – Featuring The Kid & Nic Show, DD and the Fayroh’s and The Lettermen – Music starts at 5pm on Main Street Stage


Saturday, August 25

• Classic Car Competition/Judging – 8am-Noon – Days of ’76 Event Center Grounds/Ferguson Field

• Classic Car Auction – 9am –

Deadwood Mountain Grand. Contact McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369


• Poker Runs – 10am-4pm – throughout the Black Hills – Walking & driving routes available. – Awards party at Tin Lizzie – Lower Main Street, beginning at 5pm

• Live Entertainment – Shows beginning at Noon – Tin Lizzie

• Meet & Greet/Autograph Session with NAPA Auto Parts’ Funny Car Driver and NHRA FC World Champion, Ron Capps – at the NAPA Tool Trailer in the Deadwood Welcome Center parking lot – 501 Main Street ** The NAPA Tool Truck will be available all weekend at this location! Stop by and check out the latest tools!

• Free Concerts – Featuring Abbey Road Band, The Kid & Nic Show and The Box Tops – Music Starts at 5pm on Main Street

• Poker Run Awards Party – Tin Lizzie


Sunday, August 26   

• Parade Lineup – Begins at 7am – Event Center Grounds/Ferguson Field

• Parade – 9am – Main Street Deadwood – Continues through Central City & Lead via HWY 14a

• Show and Shine – Main Street, immediately following the parade until 2pm

• Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Awards – 11am – Parking lot at the History and Information Center

• NEW! Happy Together Tour – The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & Union Gap, The Association, Mark Lindsay formerly of Paul Revere & The Raiders and the Cowsills - Deadwood Mountain Grand - Tickets at Ticketmaster.com


Monday, August 27   

• NEW! Mustang Monday FREE Concerts – Stay an extra day for more free concerts! Jay & The Americans + The Happenings perform at the Days of ‘76 Event Complex. Gates open at 3pm, music starts at 5pm. www.MustangMonday.com.


Free Parking & Shuttle

At Akela Spa on Hwy 14a. Pickup/Drop off at the Lower Main Welcome Center in Deadwood. Shuttle Hours - (buses run continuously):


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