Lynyrd Skynyrd Locks in Buffalo Chip Date to Celebrate 40 Years

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.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Since 1981, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has provided nine days of epic live music experiences and exciting activities for fans from around the globe. The family-owned and operated Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is host to the Sturgis Rally’s cornerstone event, known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and The Best Party Anywhere™. Concerts are free with camping. Passes grant access to music industry's hottest stars, the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise, 25 bars, mouth-watering food and beverage vendors and thrilling exhibits. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip offers clean, well maintained facilities, private showers, cabins, RVs, paved roads and more. Outrageous events such as unforgivably hot bikini contests and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts are a few of the many daily spectacles unique to the Chip. The famed creek-fed 580-acre camping resort is located three miles east of Sturgis, SD. Now in its 33rd year, this event is one of the few remaining independent music festivals in the world. The Buffalo Chip is a festival experience like no other. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

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