Locals and young people go to the Denali Park Salmon Bake in the evening to hear the live music and dance there. National touring bands stop in on their way from Anchorage to Fairbanks. A shuttle will come get you. The area also has many other restaurants with bars, many of which I've described.
The main tourist-oriented evening event is the concessionaire's Cabin Nite Dinner Theater, at the McKinley Chalet Resort (tel. 800/276-7234 or 907/683-8200), a professionally produced musical revue about a gold rush-era woman who ran a roadhouse in Kantishna. You can buy the $63 tickets (half price ages 2-12) virtually anywhere in the area. The actors, singing throughout the evening, stay in character to serve big platters of food to diners sitting at long tables, doing a good job of building a rowdy, happy atmosphere for adults and kids. Shows happen nightly at 5:30 and 8:30pm.
Princess Cruises and Tours puts on its own evening show, The Music of Denali, at the Denali Princess Lodge. The musical performance lasts an hour, the entire dinner 2 hours. Tickets are for sale at the hotel's tour desk (tel. 800/426-0500 or 907/683-2282) for $55 (half price ages 6-12).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.