Bob Dylan to perform Aug. 10 in South Dakota

It was recently announced that the legendary Bob Dylan will perform Aug. 10 at the Buffalo Chip Campground in conjunction with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Here’s the news release from the Buffalo Chip:

Entire websites are devoted just to the 2,791 artists who have done 5,870 covers of 350 of Bob Dylan’s songs.

No other singer-songwriter has had the influence on modern music Bob Dylan has. He will play the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground on Tuesday, Aug. 10, during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

In a career that started with folk “protest” songs about freedom (“Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Chimes of Freedom,”) and the civil rights movement (“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’”) to ballads like “All I Really Wanna Do” Dylan’s influence spans four decades and thousands of recordings.

Born to Jewish-Russian immigrants in Duluth, Dylan spent most of his youth in Hibbing, Minnesota. He moved to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and later to New York’s Greenwich Village in the middle 1960s.

After having made a name for himself in the folk music world, Dylan expanded his horizons to include a band with amplified guitars. Hit records followed as did a string of hit covers by other artists, including The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Joan Baez, The Black Crowes, Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Cheer, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary U.S. Bonds,  David Bowie, and The Box Tops. (And those are just a few whose names start with B.)

“Every Bob Dylan performance is a glimpse at American music history”  said Rod Woodruff. “Now bikers who come to the Buffalo Chip during the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be a part of that rich history.

“We try each year to give our campers an experience they will fondly remember for the rest of their lives. In 2010, Bob Dylan will take our stage for the first, and likely only time ever. And, that’s a memory worth pursuing,” Woodruff said.

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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