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Sturgis, SD  (Feb. 27, 2018) – American rock legends like Lita Ford, a celebrated guitarist and certified star at the age of 16, are few. The opportunity to see two such legends perform on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage is even rarer and coming on Thursday, Aug. 9 when Ford joins American Bad Ass Kid Rock for “The Best Party Anywhere!®.”

“Lita is one of those music legends who tore through the decades with the top names in the industry,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “She has had an amazing career, giving us some of the most incredible rock music of all time. The opportunity to see her alongside fellow legend Kid Rock makes this night too good to pass up for anyone who loves a great rock party.”

Ford has lived a lifetime writing and performing songs with some of the greatest names in rock history. She began her career as the Runaways lead guitarist, working and socializing through her teens and twenties with the likes of Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, Eddie Van Halen and Nikki Sixx. At the urging of her manager, Sharon Osbourne, Ford wrote and performed “Close Your Eyes Forever” with Ozzy, and the duet climbed to the Billboard top ten. Ford pumped out a number of rock hits including “What Do You know About Love,” “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Shot of Poison,” and “Larger Than Life.”

The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 3          

The Marshall Tucker Band

Saturday, Aug. 4       


Sunday, Aug. 5         

Buffalo Chip TT 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      


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

The illustrious metal maven will join American Bad Ass Kid Rock on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage Aug. 9, 2018

Lita Ford to Glam Slam the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®