Collective Soul Join Styx on the Wolfman Jack Stage in 2019. 


Sturgis, SD (October 30, 2018) – Another heavy-hitter has been added to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup. The gritty hard rock of Collective Soul will hit a home run in the opener for Styx when they take the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Monday’s superstar doubleheader is a big score for the first 200 fans who donate and make a reservation to participate in the 2019 Legends Ride as they will be attending the concerts for free. See the announcement video here:

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“We’ve really gone all out for fans with this Monday night lineup,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Both of these powerhouse rock bands have long rosters of incredible hits and a hard-hitting energy that will bring the amphitheater roaring to its feet. Anyone who loves a great rock concert will not want to miss these performances.”

The edgy rock that has made Collective Soul an unbounded success propelled a number of their songs and albums into the record books. “Collective Soul,” their self-titled second album went triple platinum and logged 76 weeks on the Billboard 200. Collective Soul singles hitting no. 1 include:

  • “Shine” (no. 1 Album Rock Song of 1994, also won a Billboard award for Top Rock Track)
  • “December”
  • “Where the River Flows”
  • “The World I know”
  • “Precious Declaration”
  • “Listen”
  • Heavy”


The 38th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. In addition to Collective Soul and Styx, the Buffalo Chip has also announced the performance of country music superstar Keith Urban on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Fans can expect more band announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are 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, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. 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 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. 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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