STURGIS, S.D., JAN., 16–The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd has now locked in their performance night for the venue’s annual Motorcycle and Music Festival. The legendary Southern rock band will command the stage on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, during the Buffalo Chip’s nine-day concert series and motorcycle rally. Passes are available now at www.buffalochip.com.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is often credited with the creation and popularization of the Southern rock music genre. The band blends together gritty blues-based rock and traditional country undertones, employing lyrics that celebrate the values, dreams and excesses of the Southern working-class.
“Lynyrd Skynyrd’s patriotic hits have now served as the anthem to multiple generations of freedom-loving campers who have stayed at the Chip for over the past 33 years,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “It will be an amazing night as they continue to celebrate 40 years of performing the world’s most-loved rock ’n’ roll on the Chip’s stage.”
Fans can expect to hear plenty of Skynyrd’s universally known hit songs during their Buffalo Chip performance, including “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Saturday Night Special,” “You Got That Right,” “What’s Your Name,” “Smokestack Lightning,” “Simple Man,” “They Call Me the Breeze,” “Gimme Three Steps” and, of course, “Freebird.”
The 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival will deliver nine days of nonstop entertainment Aug. 1-9, 2014. Over 20 live bands will take to the Buffalo Chip’s main stage during the festival, including both Lynyrd Skynyrd and the previously announced performance from country superstars Florida Georgia Line on Wed, Aug. 6. More band announcements will be coming throughout the year. Camping passes are on sale now and all concerts are free with camping. For more information or to get your passes, visit www.BuffaloChip.com or call (605) 347-9000.