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Lynyrd Skynyrd Set To Rock Sturgis

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Getty Images
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Getty Images

Lynyrd Skynyrd is celebrating 40 years of rock awesomeness this year at the perfect venue – The Buffalo Chip in Sturgis. If you’ve never been to the best bike rally in the world, then this is definitely the year to don your chaps and join the hundreds of thousands that roll through South Dakota each year. With more acts to be added, this should be a killer year:

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Sturgis, SD (January 16, 2014) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® announces 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.

Lynyryd 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 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 non-stop 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.

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