A Buffalo Chip Tradition – Lynyrd Skynyrd Returns to Rock the Chip for Their 50th Anniversary

Press Release Sturgis

On Sunday, Aug. 6 the self-proclaimed Buffalo Chip house band returns to give the rally crowd a party half a century in the making

Sturgis, SD (January 26, 2023): The most legendary name in Southern rock and self-proclaimed Buffalo Chip house band Lynyrd Skynyrd will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first album release with a legendary performance at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on Aug. 6 for the 83rd Sturgis Rally. Skynyrd joins a stacked lineup of artists for the 42nd annual festival including Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers, George Thorogood and the Destroyers and more to be announced. See the announcement video at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

“Lynyrd Skynyrd are forever engrained into Buffalo Chip tradition,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Each Skynyrd show at the Chip creates a magical party atmosphere that both diehard Skynyrd fans and new fans experience and never forget. With this being their 50th anniversary, they plan to put on a show for the history books!”

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Aug. 6


Lynyrd Skynyrd brings their tradition of timeless music to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. The Southern rock icons bring to the Wolfman Jack stage a career that has spanned 50 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold. Hits like “Gimmie Three Steps,” “Simple Man,” “Free Bird,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and more will keep the rally crowd rockin’ till the A.M. to the best touring band in history.

Performances from world-class entertainers are just part of what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will present again for 2023. Guests will have the opportunity to experience thrilling events, legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, worthwhile charity events, top-tier bike shows, heart-pounding stunts, white-knuckle racing, and so much more. Entertainment is free with camping. A full list of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events is available at BuffaloChip.com/EVENTS. The Buffalo Chip is home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and is the official sponsor of the free Sturgis.com Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program.

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. It remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. The Chip advances the Sturgis Rally by being home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and the official sponsor of the Sturgis.com Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program. More details are available at BuffaloChip.com

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