Yelawolf Leading John Kay & Steppenwolf onto Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage

Press Release


The original biker band meets up with today’s for an all-out howling at “The Best Party Anywhere”®


Sturgis, SD –  One of today’s most heavy-hitting motorcycle musicians will be meeting up with the original biker band when Yelawolf and John Kay & Steppenwolf share the same stage at “The Best Party Anywhere!”® Although the bands may differ stylistically, the pairing brings together two acts with deep roots in biker culture. Country, rock and blues-inspired hip-hop star Yelawolf will open for classic rockers John Kay & Steppenwolf on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

“We’ve got new school meeting old school at the Chip on Friday,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Yelawolf has amassed a cult following within the motorcycle community over the last 10 years, and John Kay & Steppenwolf were the originals that helped ‘Easyriders’ the movie jump start a cultural revolution. Bringing these two acts together provides the rare opportunity to see the past and the future of motorcycle music come together on the same stage for one epic party.”

Yelawolf has collaborated with and featured Kid Rock and blink-182’s Travis Barker on a pair of his latest singles. His independent attitude, unique style and strong motorcycle influence connects deeply with bikers. His music has been featured on “Sons of Anarchy,” and he rides and owns custom and antique motorcycles.



The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:


Friday, Aug. 3                  The Marshall Tucker Band

Saturday, Aug. 4              Foreigner

Sunday, Aug. 5                American Flat Track Race

Monday, Aug. 6                Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tuesday, Aug. 7                Aaron Lewis

Wednesday, Aug. 8           Eric Church

RSD Super Hooligan Racing

Crazy John’s Invitational Street Drags

Thursday, Aug. 9              Kid Rock

Lita Ford

Friday, Aug. 10                John Kay & Steppenwolf


Saturday, Aug. 11 TBA


Festival passes can be purchased for a limited time for as little as $27 per day. More information is available at


About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at

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