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July 06, 2017




DEADWOOD, S.D. (07/06/17) – Deadwood Mountain Grand is teaming up with Make-A-Wish South Dakota to present a holiday performance and fundraiser featuring Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers on Saturday, November 18th at 8pm. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit
Make-A-Wish South Dakota, a local organization that grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish believes a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life threatening medical condition.

The Holiday Jam is a musical showcase that features the talents of a multi-piece band playing Christmas classics and contemporary arrangements in the signature and soulful sounds of Jeremy and Jon Hegg. With the addition of powerhouse vocalist Allison Nash, multi-instrumentalist Joel Shotwell and numerous talented friends, the 2017 showcase promises to be a distinctly South Dakota show with a few great surprises.

South Dakota natives, the Hegg Brothers have become famous throughout the years writing original compositions and playing with national performers such as Smokey Robinson and Chuck Berry. Jeremy is the staff arranger and composer for the Augustana Brass Choir, Sioux Falls Municipal Band and other marching band programs throughout the country. Jonathon’s arrangements have been conducted by former South Dakota Symphony conductor, Henry Charles Smith as well as principle trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi.

The Holiday Jam is a long-running holiday tradition that continues to highlight new musical twists. The two-hour show features stories of the season, message for the heart, and music to lift the spirits. Expect to hear horns, sax, piano, guitar and percussion along with very talented vocals to round out the ensemble.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to not only host an amazing holiday show but to also raise money for a remarkable organization like
Make-A-Wish,” said Susan Kightlinger, General Manager of Deadwood Mountain Grand. “They touch the lives of people in our communities each and every year, so to help raise funds for their organization is very gratifying.”

Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota echoes Kightlinger’s enthusiasm. “We are grateful to the Deadwood Mountain Grand for choosing to benefit Make-A-Wish through Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers,” Krueger said. “This event will not only create financial support to help us grant wishes to kids in the Black Hills, but also awareness about our mission and presence here.”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6th with reserved seating at $25 and premier tables of 8 located directly in front of the stage for $500. They will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND. Ticket buyers should note that TICKETMASTER is the only official ticket broker for Deadwood Mountain Grand. Beware of third party websites and offers.

For more information, visit or call 605-559-0386. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.

Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.

About Make-A-Wish South Dakota
Make-A-Wish South Dakota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To qualify for a wish, children need to be between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and facing a life-threatening medical condition. The chapter serves the entire state of South Dakota and has offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Each year Make-A-Wish South Dakota grants an average of 60 wishes statewide at a cost of more than $7,000. Twenty percent of wishes are from the Black Hills region. Find out more at

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198