2014 Sturgis Motorcycle RallyA month following the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Buffalo Chip is already planning next year’s concert lineup.The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announced the famed Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to rock its 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival.
Originally formed in 1964 by a group of rebellious teens, Lynyrd Skynyrd is now considered one of the most respected bands in rock ‘n’ roll—often credited with the creation and popularization of the Southern rock music genre. Skynyrd blends together gritty blues-based rock and traditional country undertones, employing lyrics that celebrate the values, dreams and excesses of the Southern working-class.The quintessential Southern rock band, Skynyrd comes to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip toting a deep catalog of universally known hit songs 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 “Freebird.”Rod Woodruff (President, Sturgis Buffalo Chip) says: “Lynyrd Skynyrd delivers an honest down-to-earth message that our guests really relate to. You wanna talk about ‘Freebird?’ During Rally week, we have an entire campground filled with ‘Freebirds.”The Buffalo Chip has pulled out all the stops to show its patrons a good time for over 32 years. “Chipsters,” as returning guests are affectionately called, say that the lifelong memories made during the annual nine-day festival are impossible to attach a price tag to and it’s an experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else.The Buffalo Chip’s Lynyrd Skynyrd announcement is the first of many to come from the Sturgis campground this the year. The 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival will again deliver nine days of non-stop entertainment Aug. 1-9, 2014. Camping passes are on sale now, and all concerts are free with camping. For more information visit BuffaloChip.com or call (605) 347-9000.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.