Deadwood jam Countdown
September 16th & 17th 2022
ABOUT THE JAM
The Deadwood Jam is a long-running, legendary live-music festival featuring artists and tunes from many genres – a little something for everyone. And it’s Deadwood’s last official outdoor event of the summer. A definite MUST do!
The Deadwood Jam is held at Outlaw Square on historic Deadwood Main Street. And this year it’s FREE! That’s right – you can enjoy listening to all the bands at no charge. WOW!
Sip your favorite beer or wine outside while you listen - open container is in effect Friday from 5 – 10pm and again Saturday from noon to 10pm. All you need is an official Deadwood Event Cup to participate. They’re available from many establishments – check for availability and pricing.
2022 lineup updates
We are excited to welcome female powerhouse vocalist ZZ Ward to the Deadwood Jam Saturday, September 17.
ZZ’s music has been described as possessing equal parts warrior and vulnerability delivered with powerhouse vocals and plenty of sass.
With two critically-acclaimed albums under her belt, ZZ has amassed millions of online & streaming views, multiple radio hits and has been featured in the LA Times,
Complex, FADER, Chicago Tribune, NPR, W, NYLON, USA Today and the New York
Times to name a few. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music
including Grammy Award winners, Kendrick Lamar, Fantastic Negrito and Gary Clark,
Jr., as well as Fitz and the Tantrums. ZZ has launched multiple, sold out headline tours,
performed at high profile festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Made in America,
Firefly and appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late, Late Show
with James Corden and Good Morning America.
the marshall tucker band
Welcome the multi-platinum-selling Marshall Tucker Band to jam with us on Friday, September 16!
Formed in 1972, The Marshall Tucker Band is the first truly progressive Southern rock band to hit the airwaves. Led by original frontman Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band are true road warriors traveling all over the globe to tear up the stage & share their beloved hits like “Fire on the Mountain” & “Can’t You See” with countless fans. With over 20 studio albums & live releases they’ve reached multi-platinum sales many times over.
You won’t want to miss this show!!!
Featuring Punk-Blues Pianist/songwriter Johnny Iguana, seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/vocalist Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey, the Claudettes merge earthy blues and soul with pop hooks and punk spirit, writing an intriguing new chapter in American roots music. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band Oh My God, has played on albums featuring Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Derek Trucks, Keb' Mo', Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and more. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells and Otis Rush, played on three Grammy-nominated albums and earned a prestigious 2021 Blues Music Award nomination for Piano Player of the Year.
The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album "DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNASIUM!" (Yellow Dog Records) with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys). In 2020 the Claudettes released "High Times in the Dark" (Forty Below Records), helmed by Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt. The Claudettes worked with Hutt and with Grammy winner Kevin Killen on a slew of new tracks that will arrive in 2022.
the main squeeze
A multicultural five-piece from Los Angeles, CA, The Main Squeeze have built a cult following in the States on the road – putting rubber to pavement and playing over 1,000 shows together over the past nine years.
The Main Squeeze, who have toured with the likes of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, and many more and are lauded across North America's live music
circuit. They've graced hundreds of stages and played festivals including Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Firefly and many more. Their breakout moment came during the pandemic, when the band quickly developed a huge following on TikTok. They’ve since gained praise from NPR, Rolling Stone, Relix, and Wonderland as well as collaborated with artists such as 6LACK and Gallant.
Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family’s doo-wop group.
“My parents had a fantastic record collection and, when I started writing, I gravitated towards what I’d been listening to all my life. I have a huge reverence for the blues and all it encompasses, but I’ve always been fond of R&B and funky music."
Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as “a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute.” Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned.
Stephen wilson jr.
Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Southern Indiana. Wilson was raised by a single father who was a boxer and had him boxing from age seven through adulthood as an Indiana State Golden Gloves finalist. Wilson, a self-taught guitarist moved to Nashville to pursue a degree in Microbiology at MTSU. There, he started indie rock band AutoVaughn after finishing his degree. They toured for over five years and Wilson co-wrote songs as lead guitarist until his creative focus turned more to songwriting and singing. After the band, Wilson relied back on his education where he worked for several years as an R&D scientist at Mars until signing a publishing deal with BMG Nashville in Aug 2016. He is currently building his catalogue and has had songs cut by Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Chase Bryant, Mackenzie Porter, Kameron Marlow, Sixpence None the Richer and Leigh Nash.
Stephen released his first single “The Devil” and a cinematic video for the song in Sept. 2019 with follow-up, "Year To Be Young 1994" which is currently featured on Spotify's Country Rocks editorial playlist, Apple Music's 5th Gear editorial playlist and was in full rotation at Nashville's Triple A station, Lightning 100 last year. Wilson recently released latest single and video for "Holler From The Holler”.
Wilson almost always plays a late-70’s gut-string acoustic and some of his main influences are Willie Nelson, Kurt Cobain, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, The National, Glen Campbell and Randy Travis.
Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup The HillBenders took Performing Arts venues, festivals and clubs all over the US by storm in 2015 with their critically-acclaimed “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.” They followed up the Tommy tour with a year of successful dates joining Keller Williams for “PettyGrass.” (Tom Petty hits)
2020 will find The HillBenders continuing their firmly established presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands with their hit laden “WhoGrass” show, as well as outstanding original music from their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders.”
Regardless of which show The HillBenders present, or a mash up of all of them, they deliver a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals.
They are one of the few bluegrass groups that recognize their ability to bridge the gap between the common music consumer and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas.
“We wanted to pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with —rock and roll!” -Nolan Lawrence of The Hillbenders
the two tracks
Hailing from the eastern side of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming, husband and wife duo Julie and Dave Huebner are bringing their Americana back to the stage.
American Songwriter has this to say about The Two Tracks: "They avoid many of the cliches and gimmicks that have grown common in the Americana world while still championing a natural, Earth-grown sound. To hear an acoustic quartet reach a level of dynamic and thematic intensity like The Two Tracks do is an immeasurably rewarding experience. It’s pure musicianship, it’s pure excellence, it’s pure Americana."
Kicking off our full day of music Saturday, September 17, we’ll be welcoming local favorites Littering And… to get our day started with some funk, soul & rock! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, this is a weekend you won’t want to miss!!!