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"Jam at the Opera House" Fundraiser March 1

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The Deadwood Jam Committee and the Historic Homestake Opera House are pleased to announce “Jam at the Opera House," which will be held Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Opera House in Lead. This musical event will benefit the Historic Homestake Opera House and the Deadwood Jam.
The concert will feature The Brandon Sprague Blues Band, The Kid and Nic Show and Corduroy Vinyl. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door on the day of the show.
“It’s been incredibly exciting to watch this event come together, and we hope it will become a way to break up the winter blues every year,” said Matthew Pike, Deadwood Jam committee chair.
Opera House Executive Director Jim O’Grady added, “With our heating system now up-and-running, and with more restoration work to be done, this kind of year-round use of the Opera House is just what we’ve been hoping for, particularly a fundraiser like this.”
In addition to the music, ticket-holders will receive a discount coupon to present at The Stampmill Restaurant and Saloon, a sponsor of the event, as well as opportunity to enter into raffles for a snowboard and mountain bike, donated by Edge Sports and Two Wheeler Dealer Cycle and Fitness. Also, Blue Dog Framers and Studio Gallery are working with perennial Deadwood Jam photographer Marty Nelson in producing a collection of the best images from the Deadwood Jam stage over the years. “Jam at the Opera House” attendees will be able to bid on these one-of-a-kind Jam images through a silent auction on the day of the show.
Tickets for “Jam at the Opera House” go on sale Wednesday, February 11, and are available at the Saloon #10 or First Western Bank, both on Deadwood’s Main Street, or in Lead at The Stampmill. Tickets will also be available by phone by calling Black Hills Central Reservations, (888) 838-2855, or on-line at, or Tickets will also be available on the day of the show at the Opera House door.
“Jam at the Opera House” is presented by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau and Budweiser through Eagles Sales of the Black Hills. Sponsors of the event also include The Stampmill, West Main Street Lodge of Lead, Deadwood Cab, Deadwood Tobacco and Subway.
The premiere musical event in the Black Hills, the 2009 Deadwood Jam line-up will be announced in coming weeks. Now in its 19th year, the Deadwood Jam stage has featured a variety of leading musical acts, including The Wallflowers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Young Dubliners, Edgar and Johnny Winter, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, The Commodores and many others. The 2009 Deadwood Jam promises to fulfill its commitment to bringing a wide array of top musical talent to the Black Hills from celebrated acts to newcomers, risings stars and local talent.
Known as the Jewel of the Black Hills, the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead has been a majestic landmark in the small mining town of Lead, South Dakota for nearly a century. Having endured two major fires, today the Opera House is undergoing massive reconstruction to restore the interior theatre and Recreation Building to its former grandeur. Fundraising efforts spearheaded by the town members are currently underway.