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September 12, 2019 - September 14, 2019
Organizers of the Deadwood JAM have announced major changes to the event for 2019. In celebration of the event’s big move to its upgraded location on Deadwood’s Main street, the Jam will be free to all. The 2019 JAM features a line-up stacked with many of the nation’s hottest acts and proven live performers.
The Jam’s always been a premiere outdoor music festival in the region, and this year it will be on display for all at no charge. In line with other Deadwood music events, the Jam will be held in downtown Deadwood, with plans for it to open Outlaw Square, Deadwood’s newest gathering space which is currently being constructed. In case of construction delays, the Jam will be held on Deadwood’s Main Street. Bill Pearson, Deadwood Jam Chairman, said the venue change and free ticket pricing has appealed to the Jam faithful.
“We’ve always offered a festival atmosphere with an eclectic selection of musical genres, and now we can bring the show to all who want to attend, all in the heart of Historic Deadwood,” Pearson said. “There’s very few locations that can match it.”
The 29th Annual Deadwood Jam will kick off on Thursday, September 12 with the annual Art and Jam Auction fundraiser at Jacob’s Art Gallery on Main Street. Attendees will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while they bid on an array of art, from sculptures to paintings and photography by local Black Hills artists.
On Friday, September 13 the live musical performances kick off with a triple header featuring three high energy acts all known for electrifying performances. Minneapolis-based Frogleg opens the stage at 5 p.m., followed by The Yawpers, a groove heavy, fire and brimstone punk-blues band from Denver. Friday night’s headliner, all the way from New Orleans, is Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern Charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.
Saturday, Sept. 14 features line-up headliner Leftover Salmon, who for more than 25 years, has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music. Headlining shows and festivals from coast to coast, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon digs deep from the wells of rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. Long considered to be the architects of what has become known as Jamgrass, they are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, instead setting their own musical agenda.
Saturday’s line-up also features performances by:
Melvin Seals & J G Band, who for 18 years, spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band helping pioneer and define what has now become known as “Jam Band Music”.
Dragondeer, known for stunning audiences with their hybrid of Mississippi Delta Blues and 1960’s psychedelic rock.
Hillstomp, the junkbox blue duo infamous for a distinctive and refreshing brand of hill country blues stomp.
Kind Country, known for their high energy live performances featuring their own brand of Cosmic American music.
My Second Rodeo, one of the hottest Black Hill’s based rock ‘n’ roll bands quickly becoming known for their electric live performances.
Deadwood Jam Schedule:
Thursday, September 12
3rd Annual Art and Jam Auction at Jacob’s Art Gallery
• 6 – 8 p.m.: Live and Silent Auction