Legendary Rockers Godsmack to Fire Up the Buffalo Chip®

Press Release

The certified 2x Platinum rock stars will incite a rock riot on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Buffalo Chip on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Sturgis, SD (February 12, 2019) – Chart-topping heavy metal rockers Godsmack will perform on the Buffalo Chip’s® Wolfman Jack Stage on Sunday, Aug. 4. The band has sold more than 20 million records in just over a decade, had three consecutive albums chart at no. 1, 23 radio hits secure a spot in the top 10, and 17 make the top five, making them one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In addition to Godsmack, the first weekend of the Buffalo Chip’s annual motorcycle and music festival will feature some of the world’s top entertainment including Keith Urban, George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Skid Row. Special day pass pre-sale pricing will end February 15 at 5 p.m. MST. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS

“Godsmack is without doubt one of the hardest hitting, no-nonsense rock bands on the planet,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Brace yourself for impact!”

Godsmack shook the hard rock world to its knees with their debut album in 1998, and have remained one of the genre’s most powerful forces ever since. The post-grunge hard rock titans will lay the smack down on Sturgis Rally concert-goers with hits like “Voodoo,” “I Stand Alone,” “1000 hp” and “Bulletproof” in addition to modern heavy interpretations of classics by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Joe Walsh, and Pink Floyd. Godsmack has has nine no. 1 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, two from their latest album, “When Legends Rise.”

The Godsmack performance will follow the American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races in the Buffalo Chip’s amphitheater.

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

The 38th annual festival, known as “The Best Party Anywhere,” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Entertainment announced so far includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

                                    George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Sunday, Aug. 4           American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races


Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

                                    Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

                                    Reverend Horton Heat

Fans can expect more band and pass announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information, full festival, multi-day and specially priced day passes are available at BuffaloChip.com

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 www.BuffaloChip.com.

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